Documentaries allow viewers to see and hear the initiative that you embrace. Share why you are concerned, and why you offer help. Information that leads to better understanding and support.
Simultaneously, the film can provide the people of the project itself a valuable instrument to show the outside world what they do, and how others can contribute as well.
In this international iTZiT documentary, we meet Jonathan. Unaccepted by his own family because he has Down Syndrome. Alone, he and his mother struggle to survive in a container in Tirana, Albania. But because of love, his mother relentlessly pursues every chance to stimulate his development, and the acceptance of his existence.
The documentary ‘Lost Children’ has triggered a nation-wide discussion about chances for children with disabilities. Jonathan and his mother were invited by various TV-shows to tell their story.
These boys have dreams. And rightfully so: they are extraordinarily talented. They play Pachelbel to Bach with ease, and their hearts go out to Vivaldi. In the townships of Africa they perform with pride because their music is meant for everyone.
The Houtbay Music Project exists since 2003 and has supported hundreds of children from impoverished communities. They teach to play the violin, cello, bass, but also practical knowledge that helps them further in life.
Houtbay in The Netherlands
The documentary we made about The Houtbay Music Project was internationally recognised. The children were invited by Andre Rieu to perform at his international show.
With over 3 million viewers and an emotional response from the public, this was an appreciation they, and we, will never forget. These children are ambassadors for all children searching for a better future.