We spent a week in Sarasota, Florida to screen Becoming Fools, and document the work of our local response partner, Night Life – an innovative youth outreach center that offers hope to at-risk youth through mentoring relationships.Continue reading
Becoming Fools is an official selection for the 2013 Omaha Film Festival!
We are grateful for the opportunity to share Becoming Fools with Omaha and look forward to enjoying the festival events!
We would love to pack the house. Please save the date: Becoming Fools will screen sometime during the festival between March 6-10, 2013.
Stay Tuned for more details.
Thank you to the wonderful team at Omaha Film Festival!
We are grateful to be able to share the journey of 2012 with you:
- Athentikos took a risk and began production
on the Becoming Fools documentary without full funding, believing God
would provide. As of December 2012, the film is 75% complete.
- Homeless youth were mentored by professional artists
for over 5 months in preparation for a live theatrical event to raise
awareness and inspire community involvement in the fight against
- Ericha Penzien lived in Guatemala for 7 months to facilitate film production and manage rehearsals for the theatrical production.
- Athentikos was blessed with our first production intern, Brandon Rojano.
- Scott Moore spent 2.5 months in Guatemala developing relationships with homeless youth, mentoring Guatemalan production volunteers and capturing footage for the Becoming Fools documentary.
- In June, Athentikos partnered with Guatemalan Churches, NGO’s, Local and Federal Government in a consultation event to explore homelessness and present an official report to the Guatemalan Government.
- In June, homeless youth shared their story through a theatrical performance in front of over 400 people in Guatemala’s historic Teatro Abril.
- Athentikos captured over 485 hours of footage for Becoming Fools.
- Because of Reparando, Shorty shared the stage with Guatemala’s Vice President to present his testimony to over 10,000 Guatemalan High School students.
- Athentikos served on a leadership team with Lemonade International & Vidas Plenas to host an annual Art Camp
for 100 at-risk kids in the community of La Limonada. Guatemala.
Athentikos provided over 70% of the funding through individual donations
and a grant given by LEGO.
- Vidas Plenas received a $64,102 grant in response to awareness raised by our documentary, Reparando.
Stories inspire change and hope. We are thankful to be
able to share these incredible blessings from 2012! They would not be
possible without you! Please help Athentikos continue to inspire through
the art of story by giving a tax-deductible gift of $50, $100, $200 or
more. Your investment will be exponentially returned as it inspires through the art of story throughout 2013 and years to come!
Thank you for believing with us and generously sharing your time, talent
and treasure! We are all part of this story to inspire together!
Please give online today or send a check to:
Athentikos PO Box 1902 Springhill, TN 37174
Scott & Amelia Moore
9 Fruits Nashville Fundraiser June 1
Join the Athentikos team at 9 Fruits in Cool Spring Friday June 1 at 7:30pm to hear about our new film project. Scott, Ericha & Jonathan will be skyping in from Guatemala too. Proceeds from the smoothie sales will be going to the Becoming Fools project.
Can’t make the event but still want to support Athentikos!? The Athentikos crew is getting ready to join Scott this month to finish up filming. CLICK HERE to support us through your financial donations.
Imagine yourself for a moment as a kid again. But this time, your parents are gone, you do not know the next time you will eat, you have no roof over your head when you sleep, and you don’t know where to hide from the abuse of strangers, gang members or even the police. You have no home and no family, except for the other band of kids who have nothing and no one just like you. This is a reality for millions of children living on the streets around the world.
Estimating numbers of ‘street children’ is fraught with difficulties. The exact number of street children is impossible to quantify, but the figure almost certainly runs into tens of millions across the world. It is likely that the numbers are increasing.
The International Day for Street Children: Louder Together was launched by the Consortium for Street Children on 12th April 2011. It is a new campaign to give a louder voice to the millions of street children all around the world so their rights cannot be ignored. Governments need to listen. We want to help make this happen. We must give street children a voice. Together we are louder and have more impact so we are asking everyone to Raise your Voices for Street Children.
In honor of International Street Children Awareness Day, Athentikos is offering 50% off Reparando digital downloads. Reparando tells the story of several Guatemalans working to bring hope to a beautiful country that has been ravaged after years of civil war and violence. Response to this documentary was overwhelming both in Guatemala, the USA and around the world. Athentikos is producing a new documentary titled Becoming Fools. Becoming Fools focuses on the street youth of Guatemala City and the grassroots efforts working to improve their living situations and give them hope.
Proceeds from Reparando sales go directly toward the Becoming Fools project.
Please support Athentikos as we raise awareness and provide hope to change the lives of street children around the world.