Siloam is an independent short film about Ezekiel, a preacher who, upon the discovery murder of his brother, fights the internal battle between faith and vengeance. Ezekiel’s journey to his ultimate decision is filled with love, loss, and heartbreak, all of which stems from the mystery of his brother’s sudden and painful death.
Inspired by the movement set in motion by Fences and Moonlight, Siloam tells a story about the complex lives of African Americans and paints a vivid picture of their struggles. The reality many African Americans combat with on a daily basis is richly captured and portrayed through a fresh, unconventional lens.
- This is a story of personal conflict in a community that knows, very well, both the pain and suffering of personal and very public conflict. Like all well-made movies, they want to entertain but, at the same time, open up eyes, ears, and mouths to real life issues that can spark a conversation and critical thought. At J29 Creative we want to support these local producers, directors, actors and movie makers to hopefully affect positive change in our local communities.
- Funding for Post Production
- Funding to Help Amplified the Message
- Share this Campaign and Help Spread the Word
- Expansion of Academy
- Assist in paying the teacher’s salaries
- Purchase additional land for shelter
- Food (sometimes the academy is the only meal these children receive)
SHINING STARS ACADEMY
Shining Stars Academy is a Christian school whose mission is to educate children from low income families and empower them to break and escape the vicious cycle of hunger and poverty. Shining Stars Academy located in the heart of a small village in Kenya called Rafiki.
Due to civil unrest raging in the area, Rafiki has been crippled by unemployment for decades with almost 100% of the population earning little to no income at all. Consequently, parents, as badly as they want to, cannot afford to send their children to school so they can receive proper education.
Peter Badia, a native of Kenya, rose to the challenge and tackled this problem head on by founding the Shining Stars Academy. Peter and the teachers of Shining Stars Academy dedicate their lives to equipping the children of Rafiki with knowledge so one day, they can lift not only themselves but also the entire Rafiki community out of poverty.
In Swahili, the language that Kenyans speak, ‘Rafiki’ means ‘friends.’ Let’s be a rafiki to the children of Rafiki and lend them a much-needed helping hand! Please donate, share, or do whichever is within your power to help realize the dreams of the children of Rafiki!
By donating to Shining Stars Academy or sharing this post, you will help provide the children of Rafiki with food, books, school supplies, and shelter.