The Promised Land South Africa – a Documentary
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: South Africa
DURATION PERIOD: 3 to 6 months from pre-production to completion.
RESPONSIBLE PERSONNEL: Rafael A. Pimentel, Writer/Producer/Director & Deon L. de Jongh-Writer/Producer/Co-Director
THE PROJECT'S AIM:
Fundraising US$65,000 for the production of the documentary film, which upon completion will help fund Earth Community Unethemba Charity and launch other developing films throughout South Africa and other couuntries . This documentary film will be the complementing element of the compelling book that chronicles The Promised Land South Africa and shall be proposed as part of South Africa's education curriculum and donated thereafter.
The Promised Land South Africa 'the land of sour milk and sweet honey', was a book written and published in 2009 by author, activist, and humanitarian Deon L. de Jongh that details the true history of South Africa. A labor of love spanning three years of interviews and travels throughout the country amassing material for the book: From before the arrival of the first European Settlers, The Great Trek, The Boer Wars, the troubling dark days of Apartheid, to the birth of the Rainbow Nation during the first democratic elections of 1994 and the 2010 World Cup, The Promised Land South Africa sheds light on a nation and its people, reconciling past, present and future. It is upon the facts of this book that the documentary is based. With the development of this Documentary project, we can finally hear the voice of the many who for so long were silenced by their circumstances. This documentary aims to give an opportunity for many souls whose daily struggles for survival limit their hopes for a brighter future. Therefore, we aspire for this model to create a domino effect that would open various foreign investment avenues for South African Charities, NPOs, NGOs, Entertainment, Arts & Culture, Tourism and Trade Industry Markets.
The New Generation of South Africans has been raised without a true understanding of what life was like for countless people who sacrificed all so that this New Generation could reap the benefits, freedom and equality of today. This New Generation has been displaced, without a sense of past, a limited present and an uncertain future. The documentary film The Promised Land South Africa bridges the gap between all these generations, creating a solid foundation for the future. The book was in part collaborated by Mr. Eddie Daniels, Ex-Political Prisoner Number 864/64, who served with Dr. Nelson Mandela within the Robben Island complex for the greater part of 15 years, during the dark days of Apartheid and whose help could be counted upon towards any archival research needed for the realization of this documentary film. Needless to say, the historical, humanitarian, academic and artistic importance a documentary of the aspirational dimensions such as The Promised Land South Africa will truly contribute to the human endeavor, looking into the past in hopes of understanding the present to build a better future.
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve
success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” – Nelson