As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to
do the same.”
Patron, Afrika Tikkun
Cockatoo Island Event
Thank you so much
to all our supporters who recently attended the “Unsung Heroes”
fundraising event on Cockatoo Island in Sydney. It
was lovely to see you there! For those who couldn’t make it, I’d like to just
share what was a fabulous and unique night out.
intended as a visual experience to accompany a photographic book, Unsung Heroes, The Documentary is not a
story about poverty, but rather showcases a nation of children eager for opportunity.
As the journey unfolded, the inspiring film brought tears to the eyes of an
engaged and supportive audience of 200.
behind-the-scenes documentary was produced to follow international children’s
photographer Luca Zordan and the book/film’s producer Alethea Gold, as they
traveled across South Africa to shoot their (second in a charity series)
photographic book: Children of South
Africa. As you might know, the book was launched in conjunction with the
2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and then several events were hosted around
the world to raise funds from the book for Afrika Tikkun’s Sports Program. Over
3,000 books have now been sold or distributed.
screening, the humbled crowd, joined by singer Leo Sayer and South African High Commissioner Her Excellency Ms Koleka Mqulwana, enjoyed an after-party at Biloela Heritage House
on the island, overlooking the magnificent Sydney Harbour. The event was a
huge success thanks to Alethea Gold and her amazing team. As one of the two beneficiaries of donations and other funds
received at Cockatoo Island, we are extremely grateful once again for the
support Alethea Gold has offered Afrika Tikkun.
Thank you so much Alethea!