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This August we are headed to Uganda for 5 days to tell a story. And you’ve got a chance win 1 of 3 spots to be a part of our team.

So here’s the thing.  There are some countries in Africa that are considered the WORST places in the world to be born a girl. In Sierra Leone for example, your chances of being sexually abused are higher than your chances of getting post-secondary education.

One Girl is an Australian non-profit thats working to educate girls across Africa. Because when you educate a girl, you can change her community.

Watch the video. Then let’s do something about it.

One Girl has taken their yearly video budget and asked Stillmotion to head to Uganda and tell a story to help get the world involved. Myself, Patrick, Joyce, and Goose are all headed there for five days.

And we could use your help too. With the launch of MUSE, a tool that is all about developing your thinking, we LOVE the idea that we can all teach by learning.

We created Project: One Girl Uganda to give 3 of you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join us on the ground as we bring this story to life.

This isn’t a workshop. No seats will be sold. There are no sponsors. All we have is a real issue and a group of filmmakers who will give 5 days of their time to do all they can to help. We’ll tell a story and offer what only story can do-we’ll speak to the heart to move the mind.

Because let’s face it, if we talk about West Africa and the education of girls, not a whole lot of you are going to keep reading, sharing, or pull out your credit cards and make donations now. But, if we tell a story, if we lead with people, if we take you on a journey, and if we can bring you to why this is so important, well then we have a real shot at change.

If you want to join us, here’s how it works.

apply to join

It’s that simple. Get MUSE. Learn MUSE. Use MUSE to craft a moving story. Make us feel something. Then share your story on Twitter with the official hashtag #useMUSE.

Purchase by June 8th at 10am PdT. And then take until June 30th to learn and use MUSE to tell us the story of why you should be involved in Project: One Girl Uganda.

Now if you’re curious what we’re looking for in choosing the winners, here are the top 3 things:

Make Us Feel Something.
We want to watch your story and get it on a deep level. We want you to speak to the heart to move the mind.

Intentional Storytelling.
This where we see the affect over effect most on display. No more unnecessary flashy shots, no more woeful gear bias. We want to see stories crafted with intention. Know the why behind every aspect of your story.

Apply MUSE.
MUSE offers you the framework to understand your own strength as a character and then build a conflict, as well as the journey that stems from that.

Craft your story and upload the video to Vimeo or YouTube. Share it with us by tweeting it to #useMUSE by June 30. We’ll watch all the stories and announce the winners publicly while along with featuring their films on July 10.

Head over to learnstory.org/uganda for all the details. Full rules and regulations attached below as well.

Also worth noting, Stillmotion is donating 2% of every MUSE Toolkit purchased to support One Girl. Teach by learning. Every Toolkit can help provide one week of education for a girl in Sierra Leone.

Join the MUSE Pilot Program 


Terms & Conditions

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Three filmmakers join Stillmotion for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on an all-expenses-paid 5-day trip to Uganda to craft a story with Stillmotion and One Girl about the need for girls education.

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Purchase your MUSE toolkit by June 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. PDT.
  • Learn MUSE.
  • Use MUSE to craft a moving story on why you should be chosen for Project: ONE GIRL Uganda.
  • Upload your video to Vimeo or YouTube and post to Twitter with the hashtag #useMUSE.
  • All video submissions due by June 30th at 11:59PM PDT.
  • The winners will be notified via e-mail on July 10, 2015.

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