Providing Lesotho's Children with Keys to the World

This is the story of our efforts to end the vicious cycle of poverty, disease, inadequate education, and early death
in a remote rural community in Lesotho, Africa, by providing quality education and life skills
to the young children there. Join us on our journey ...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Possible Documentary about Laptops to Lesotho

I got the following email from a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Johannesburg.  She has expressed interest in documenting our project.  I haven't had a chance to look into this in any detail, but if her work is good, this could be a fantastic opportunity for us.  I'll keep you posted.

From: chiara frisone
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 6:43 AM
Subject: documentary about OLPC

Dear Janissa,
My name is Chiara Frisone and I'm a freelance documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Johannesburg. I recently saw a story about One Laptop per Child and was fascinated by this initiative. 
I'd like to find out whether you've thought about documenting the success of OLPC through video and/or photography. I would love to make a documentary about how the project has affected a specific community in Lesotho.
If you'd like to have a look at my portfolio, please visit I have a background in international development, having worked with UNAIDS for 4 years. Although I have recently made a career transition into documentary filmmaking and photography, I have not forsaken my passion for development-related stories. 
You will see from my portfolio that I have experience in documentary and photojournalism photography and that I have a number of successful short films under my belt. Currently, I am producing a series of short documentaries for UNAIDS on the integration of HIV in emergency settings.
I also have experience of writing feature stories as I was for many years the content manager of the UNAIDS website for eastern and southern Africa (
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you be interested in discussing this opportunity further. I'd be willing to work for a reduced fee or pro-bono, should you not have sufficient funds at your disposal. 
Kind regards
Chiara Frisone 
Chiara Frisone