​​​​​​ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples 

"Under the Umbrella Tree" is a  shortened version of the film showcasing a University of Pittsburgh professor, Dr. Louis Picard.  (27 minutes)

Film

"Under the Umbrella Tree"  is a film about an amazing Uganda woman, Victoria Nalongo Namusisi. She is the co-founder and director of a children's home "Bright Kids Uganda" located in Entebbe.  This video, filmed in Uganda, profiles her life from poverty, to journalist, and then political life. In 2000, she witnessed the atrocities of the Joseph Kony War, extreme poverty, and the effects of HIV/AIds on thousands of Uganda children. She opened her home to these children and has saved hundreds of lives providing them with shelter, food, clothing, education and most of all love. ( 1 hour 17 minutes)

“Living Beyond the Violence" is a short film about gender violence (acid attack) survivors and micro loans

"Bright Kids Uganda" is a short film for elementary/primary age children

“Facing the Future” is a short film about 10 Uganda acid attack survivors and the day they met to tell their stories and hopes for the future survivors met in Uganda

"The Most Important Number is One" is about a young man, Ronald, who was rescued by Bright Kids Uganda during the Joseph Kony Lord's Resistance Civil War in Northern Uganda.  He survived but his family was murdered by the rebels.  He returned back to the northern part of Uganda to visit his surviving extended family, and most importantly, to visit his mother's grave. (37 minutes)