Students create short documentary for Project Concern

In August 2010, student film director John X. Carey and two of his classmates at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., wasted no time in taking full advantage of a school assignment to create a film for Project Concern International (PCI), a nonprofit health and humanitarian aid organization. Spending 12 days in some of the most impoverished areas of Zambia, John and his team followed PCI, documenting what they saw using only two Canon 5D cameras and a sound recorder.

In Zambia, the trio spoke with several street orphans who were homeless because they lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. The film, titled “Voices From the Field,” includes a testimonial from PCI founder, Dr. Jim Turpin, as well as Zambian locals who described the extreme situations that PCI has helped them deal with.

“Voices from the Field” is a beautifully shot documentary that shows the impact PCI has made for the people of Zambia. The five-minute film was released online earlier this week. You can watch it here:

Voices from the Field from John X. Carey on Vimeo.