Student Chloe Binding jetting off to film in Uganda
Marking the end of her Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Film and Television), student Chloe Binding is heading to the town of Kanungu, situated in the Bwindi district of South West Uganda, to film in local primary schools.
Chloe gained the opportunity through Limited Resource Teacher Training (LRTT) – a charity whose aim is to provide better education for those without the resources we have in the UK/US – being one in ten people selected from across the UK to film in Uganda.
Our PCA Charitable Trust has donated £500 to Chloe to go towards her trip, enabling her to have the experience of a lifetime and to support the LRTT and their work in helping hundreds of children in Uganda.
“LRTT chose me based on the short documentary I made in my first year which meant a lot to me as it was about my Nan. Without the help of PCA, I wouldn't be where I am today – about to travel across the world to film for a charity! I couldn't be more grateful,” says Chloe.
Film makers are vital to the success of the LRTT project, which last year directly impacted on the education of thousands of students. It aims to expand its capacity year on year, spreading it’s impact and changing the global landscape of teaching quality in limited resource classrooms.
Chloe explains, “I will be filming a short documentary of the volunteers journey's while in the country of Uganda. I will be filming the local students and the teachers to find out how this has made a difference to them and also the volunteers to see how different it is for them teaching with just a black board and no technology. This documentary will then be used to promote LRTT in this country so they can expand year on year in terms of teachers and the places they will get sent to.”
“I first got into film through photography. I learnt a massive deal while doing A Level photography but I always wanted the story to go that little bit further. So I applied to Plymouth College of Art, I have now just completed my level 3 course in film and television at the college and it’s been a great two years.
“There is such a creative atmosphere at the college and everyone really encourages you to reach your full potential. I probably drove my tutors crazy, but without their help I don't feel the outcome of my work would have been as good as it is,” says Chloe.
“I have decided not to go to University for the time being, I want the chance to explore the world and film as I go. Uganda is a great start which I hope will open up lots of doors for me, when I come back I plan to kickstart a freelance business which I have some music videos lined up for and other projects as well.”