Through an emotional short film released today, Taylor helps spread the inspirational message of the African Children’s Choir
Actor Taylor Kitsch, who has starred in films such as ‘X-Men’ and ‘Battleship’ has created a short film showcasing his time spent in Africa visiting the education and relief projects run by the African Children’s Choir.
Taylor first started working with the children’s charity 5 years ago after witnessing first-hand the life-changing impact the organisation had on thousands of vulnerable African children. Taylor has since been an active ambassador for the charity hosting fundraising events and creating this video to raise awareness.
The video, released today, sees Taylor visiting many of the organization’s projects across Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and the Republic of Sudan over a 17 day trip. In the footage, which features the David Gray track “Who’s Singing Now”, Kitsch can be seen teaching children in an outdoor classroom and walking through a shanty town with a local child. The film also captures the beauty, dignity and unlimited ability of the African children, which was the vision behind the creation of the first Choir, as founder Ray Barnett wanted to show the western world the positives and potential of these suffering children.
Also featured in the video is Dr Robert Kalyesubula. Dr Robert toured with the 2nd African Children’s Choir back in 1985 as a young boy. Thanks to the financial sponsorship of his education by the Choir program, Dr Robert went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Internal Medicine. He now practices in the village he was born in and is a shining example of how the African Children’s Choir helps Africa’s most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa tomorrow.
Talking about the purpose of the video, which can be seen on the African Children’s Choir’s website, Taylor said “I journeyed throughout Africa with the ‘ACC’ to try and capture that same energy that has enveloped me…to inspire hope through the children and the people that continue to make a difference throughout, to show a glimpse into the things they’ve done and continue to do”
Music for Life is the official fundraising charity of the African Children’s Choir and works in seven African countries. Music for Life have educated over 52,000 children as well as impacting the lives of over 100,000 children through its relief and development programs during its 28 year history; creating ChangeMakers for the future of Africa.
The African Children’s Choir travels the world, acting as the ambassador for Africa’s most in need children – raising much needed awareness and funds for the education of the continent’s most vulnerable children, as well as their own education, as they go. They have performed on popular television shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show and the live finale of American Idol Season 6, as well as singing at prestigious live events such as 2012’s Diamond Jubilee Concert for the Queen of England.
The African Children’s Choir have posted the video on their website and Facebook page in hope that the film will inspire people to make donations to the charity so they can continue to fund their invaluable projects across some of the most in-need areas of Africa.
To support the inspirational work of the African Children’s Choir and Music for Life please donate here.
For more information about this release please contact Amanda Healy on 1.877.532.8651 or email Amanda.Healy@africanchildrenschoir.com
Stills from the film which, if used, should credit Gongshow Productions for copyright purposes.