Yup, it’s more powerful than you know!

This is a huge week for all of us at Cameras4Change. This Saturday November 30th we are running our second annual Vancouver event WALKING IN THEIR SHOES to fund raise for 2014. We are also hosting a similar event in Calgary on Dec 5th, the events are being held at the fashionable and funky Fluevog stores in both cities. The event anticipation is building and it will be exciting to see what the next year will bring! It is a huge amount of work but we already have a great turnout registered for Vancouver and lots of support from old and new friends.

We are also in the final couple of weeks of the IndieGoGo campaign to fund the post production of our Doc Film “Weta Pichu (Our Picture)”. This little doc is very powerful, and we are super proud of it and everyone involved. We have been releasing some new clips here and there, but today’s clip is super special, and I want to share it here on our blog as it speaks 100% about the capacity that photography has to make others think in a new way, which is really the essence of what we want to offer at Cameras4Change. Here is the clip of Imgaard, an intern at Heshima Kenya the time we were filming in Nairobi. We could not have asked for anyone better to be with us and talk about photography and what it means to her!

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/79843461″>Imgard</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user21487644″>Weta Pichu</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>

meet the team!

-1This end of November and into December is turning out to be a very busy and productive time for C4C.  Cate has just returned from Mexico City where C4C worked again with Isla Urbana and Sistema BioBolsa, and we are running our 2nd fundraiser on Nov 30th in Vancouver, and our premiere event in Calgary on Dec 5th.  On top of all of this we are winding up our Indiegogo campaing to raise specific funds for our Doc project Weta Pichu.  Above is one of our updates and we will be rolling out some great student imagery., introducing some of the main Weta Pichu cast and new film clips!  We appreciate any size of donation for this, and there are some great incentives, so join our campaign and become a part of the film and its’ journey!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/weta-pichu

Waste not Want Not

“No Hay Desechos, solo recursos” reads the Sistema BioBolsaImage logo, there is no waste, only resources, and that is the heart and sole of Sistema Biobolsa, an organization working in 22 Mexican States, and 15 other countries to bring sustainable resources to agricultural communities.  Here is the low down, a highly innovative membrane digester that processes animal waste (especially cow) into a useable methane rich bio gas, and an organic rich fertilizer called Biol.  Sistema Biobolsa’s ceo/founder Alexander Eaton and coo/cofounder Camilo Pagés are the real rockstars here, their award winning technology has the capacity to make huge changes in peoples lives.  Seeing Alex in action with both his team and user clients, one realizes there is no mistake that his passion and energy for people is just as big as his drive to make a difference.  They are an award winning organization and Kiva Field Partner that create biogas technology, sustainable development, appropriate technology transfer, financing, and marketing to assist smaller farms and businesses.

Yesterday’s work in field took us to Tlaxcala state in Central Mexico.  Tlaxcala state has a rich agricultural ctradition situated in the fertile plains below the  Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl Volcanos.  The scenery is lush and gorgeous, but even more inviting was the family I was about to meet!  Irene, Patty, Carolina and Diana, a family of sisters doing it for themselves!  Irene and Carolina are the matriarchs, with their daughters Patty and Diana.  They are a quatro-powerhouse and delightful!  There were plenty of animals to provide some interesting moments, including the muy importante turkeys that kept strutting their puffy stuff and Patty’s son David, a 3 year old who kind of stole the show a few times!

These ladies used thier biobolsa digester to create bio gas which they used to cook a delicious lunch of salsa, tortillas and fresh farm eggs.

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ImageImagePatty and CarolinaImageAbove a family cow that provides the contents for the biodigester below!

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Imagesoy “Muy Importante”  I think these guys had a covert operation going down, they kept circling meImageThey don’t get fresher than this!

ImageImageIrene cooks tomatoes and Tortillas with the bio gasImage3 generations, Irene the Matriarch with her daughters Diane and Patty with thier own daughters!

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The Biobolsa Team!

WALKING IN THEIR SHOES – VANCOUVER AND CALGARY!! DON’T MISS THIS!

WALKING IN THEIR SHOES - VANCOUVER AND CALGARY!!  DON'T MISS THIS!

**Please Note, U must RSVP!

RSVP for Vancouver @ http://www.walkingintheirshoesvancouver.eventbrite.com

RSVP for Calgary @ http://www.walkingintheirshoescalgary.eventbrite.com

there will be fun, there will be beats bumpin it in YVR from DJ G-Luve, there will be doorprizes from Nikon, there will be fabulous shoes available to buy (50% goes to C4C) from FLUEVOG, you will be seen, there will be amazing food from VIJ’s RAILWAY EXPRESS TRUCK, and a selection of wine from the Artisan Wine Group!