‘The Cheetah Code’ Book/Film Project on Kickstarter

By Maryann Yin Comment

Writer Jon Gosier hopes to raise $60,000 on Kickstarter for his film and book projects which both share the same title. The Cheetah Code profiles those within Africa’s youth population (ages 15 to 30) who have established successful careers.

The funds would be used to hire a crew, access a camera, purchase flight tickets to Africa, setup film screenings and self-publish both the DVD and book. Supporters would receive copies of the film and book as rewards. We’ve embedded a video about the project above–what do you think?

Here’s more about the project: “The usual story we hear is how this explosion of youth is tied to unemployment, civil unrest, and crime. But there is another side to this story. Whether it’s a Ugandan engineer teaching robotics to youth in remote villages, or a Malawian who taught himself to build windmills which now power his entire community, or the Kenyans racing to offer the continent’s first pan-Africa mobile banking solution – left to their own devices they are coming up with disruptive innovations, creating new business models that not only employ themselves, but their peers, and creating new ecosystems for trade that boost the continent’s productivity.”

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