My authentic thought: Today I was able to build with Brother Ebrima. His spirit is a bright light. I told him I would watch the video and share it with others. Being true to my word, I hope that you to are inspired and encouraged to change the quality of your life. As you do, the ripple effect will motivat others to do the same.
Brother Ebrima SaidyBa’s authentic thought:
“The Ripple Effect is based on the Dogon Creation story, how the art of agriculture and other life civilizing skills were brought forth by our ancestors from the heavens,” the filmmaker explains. “In Atlanta we are creating holistic environmental sustainability as the cultural norm, in the form of urban farms, and it has become a ‘ripple effect’ with more and more urban farms in Atlanta.” Ebrima is a native African who was amazed to find that many people in the U.S. go hungry because they do not know how to grow food. “Any community of people that depends or relies on handouts or aid from others will lose its self-worth and dignity,” Ebrima says. In addition to educating people about the issue, he has also founded an urban farm in Stone Mountain. — “The mission of the Lake Claire Community Land Trust is to acquire, maintain, and protect green space for neighborhood enhancement and education; and to provide a place for neighbors and friends to celebrate nature, community, and the arts.” It has been three years since the release of Ebrima Ba’s film Food, Clothing & Shelter, which won first place at the 2013 Urban Media Makers Film Festival in the Documentary Film category. The film highlights the lack of food security in Atlanta and around the world, focusing on homegrown, do-it-yourself solutions. “At that time, I had no intention to follow up with another film,” Ebrima says. “I thought after all those years of hard work, my job was done. My conscience told me, you did great, producing an award-winning film. But what are you going to do now? Run somewhere and sell the film, or are you going to follow through with anotiher film? I decided to follow through.”
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