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We are an SME, comprised of MEDIA PRACTITIONERS “ Social Media Initiative” CHILDREN POSING FOR THE CAMERA World Food Day Community Outreach Event Windhoek , Namibia 2006 VIDEO STILL IMAGE, © 2006, MYNDZ COMMUNITY
THIS IS WHAT WE DO [ in brief]… • Audio Visual Media Production • Audio Visual Media Post-Production • Audio Visual Media Production and Post Production Training • Community-Based Audio Visual Media Project Assistance QUEEN SISTAH: Role of the Woman in Africa A Myndz Community Documentary Production VIDEO STILL IMAGE, © 2004, MYNDZ COMMUNITY
WHAT DOES THIS REALLY MEAN ? • Film, Video, Radio, TV Production • Video and Audio Editing • Photography • Event Management and Coverage • Graphic and Web Design • Computer Animation • Script and Playwriting • DVD Authorization and Duplication • Print Layout KIIRU, SHOOTING IN THE FIELD Rundu, Namibia 2005 VIDEO STILL IMAGE, © 2005, MYNDZ COMMUNITY
WHAT DO WE DO WITH ALL THOSE SKILLS? WHAT DO WE DO WITH ALL THOSE SKILLS? • Production of media services and products for broadcast, print and corporate and non-profit entities. • Media production training • Media workshops • Community media project development • Community participatory media and information research documentation SHOWING CURIOUS YOUTH CAMERA FUNCTIONS Myndz Community Documentary Production Shoot Windhoek, Namibia 2006 PHOTO IMAGE, © 2006, MYNDZ COMMUNITY
MEDIA IS OUR TOOL !!! • Create media to address and examine culturally relevant social issues • Engage in production for socially oriented media and information campaigns and research • Document social conditions, organizations and events • Generate media toward positive social behavior change and promoting awareness ABAS //KHOBAB CULTURAL GROUP Cultural preservation video production Khorixas, Namibia 2006 VIDEO STILL IMAGE, © 2006, MYNDZ COMMUNITY
MEDIA and INFORMATION CAMPAIGNS • Namibian Artists United in the Fight for Ending Violence Against Women and Children, 2006 • KEEP THE PEACE! Guns Don’t Kill People… People Kill People, Violence Kills!, 2006 • Combat Domestic Violence with Communication: That’s What She Said… 2005 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM CAMPAIGN Namibian Musician D-NUFF featured on poster Namibia 2006 VIDEO STILL IMAGE, © 2006, MYNDZ COMMUNITY
PARTNERSHIPS and AFFILIATIONS • MISA Namibia • Namibian Community Radio Network (NCRN) • Family Life Magazine • Namibia Farmers Union COMMUNITY RADIO DOCUMENTARY Myndz Community Production for NCRN Ohagwena, Namibia 2006 VIDEO STILL IMAGE, © 2006, MYNDZ COMMUNITY
EVENT PARTICIPATION and COVERAGE • Marxism Festival, London, UK 2010 • Notting Hill Carnival, London, UK 2009 • Africa Day Celebrations, London ,UK 2008 • World Social Forum, Nairobi, Kenya 2007 • World AIDS Day, Windhoek Namibia 2006 • Parliament Student Debates, Windhoek, Namibia 2005-6 • World Food Day Windhoek, Namibia 2006 YOUTH INTERVIEW PARTICIPANTS PAY Program, World AIDS Day Activities Windhoek, Namibia 2007 VIDEO STILL IMAGE, © 2007, MYNDZ COMMUNITY
MEDIA and INFORMATION FOR ALL • Media support services to cultural and traditional artists in geographically marginalized areas • Specialized media training for organizational and project requirements • Initiated a “Community Cinema” project for marginalized communities within Windhoek, Namibia CRAFTMAKER FASHIONING CURIOS Artisans of Namibia’s Craft Industry, Documentary Rundu, Namibia 2005 PHOTO IMAGE, © 2005, MYNDZ COMMUNITY
TO NAME A FEW… • MYNDZ COMMUNITY creates employment for media students and practitioners, 2004-2010 • MYNDZ COMMUNITY launched the “Official Myndz Community Web Site”: www.myndz-community.com, 2007 • MYNDZ COMMUNITY productions received nominations and screened during the Wild Cinema Windhoek International Film Festival, 2006 • MYNDZ COMMUNITY productions have broadcast nationally and internationally since 2002 • MYNDZ COMMUNITY has contributed to the development of the Namibian Music Industry via audio-visual support of the Overitje Category winner for the Sanlam NBC Music Awards, 2006
CHALLENGES • Lack of material resources for the execution and maintenance of existing and prospective projects and productions • Limited access to varied socially beneficial and sustainable projects • Organizational classification and definition in regard to the work we produce and desire • Developing and maintaining networks of opportunity for trainees students and colleagues
MYNDZ COMMUNITY CONTACT INFORMATION • PHYSICAL ADDRESS # 9 Rossini Street, Windhoek West, Windhoek, Namibia [off of John Meinert Strasse within the cul-de-sac] • MAILING ADDRESS Box 31490 Pioneerspark, Windhoek, Namibia • DIALING CONTACTS Tel: +264 61 245869 Cell: +264812894781 Fax: +26461246929 Or +26461236054 • E-MAIL: info @myndz-community.com • WEB ADDRESS www.myndz-community.com