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Hope: I am not alone.

This short video is the product of a weekend Video Training Seminar that we did in Brest, Belarus. There were 9 people who attended the training.

After we gave a day of practical instruction (regarding developing the message/story, how to use a camera and lighting, planning the shoot, etc) the group was then given a specific topic and asked to create a short video. The topic was "hope" and the team was challenged to go shoot the video and edit it completely in less than 30 hours. It was a great team building exercise.

Concept backstory: Alcohol abuse is a significant issue for men in Belarus. As a result, many boys in Belarus grow up with a father who is frequently intoxicated and apathetic. And sadly, many of those boys will grow up to be just like their dads. Through this short video message, the Belarusian video team was wanting to say that there is a way to break free from this cycle of bondage – that young men don’t have to be alone to face this struggle by themselves.

Here is the English translation of the Russian titles:

Пустота = emptiness
боль = pain
ненависть = hatred
отчаяние = despair
надежда = hope
Я не один = I am not alone

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