Rainforest Dreams?

by Pump House CYT in Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Rainforest Dreams?
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A unique theatre production, giving young people & audiences an opportunity to meet & speak to an indigenous Indian from deep in the Amazon

by Pump House CYT in Watford, Hertfordshire, England

a048942c5c28e4e66af8cf08543b3b917c3b181aAward winning (current British all Winners drama festival winners) drama group Pump House CYT are presenting a world premiere, high quality, multimedia production that can deliver a life changing message. Using art is an accessible way to deliver important environmental messages, with young people at its core, mentored by internationally renowned green campaigner and involvement of indigenous Indian this project is well positioned to change the lives of all that it touches. 

Pump House CYT, Plan-it Eco, The Green Triangle, Verde Business Solutions and Sani Lodge have formed a partnership to write and develop an original script regarding the plight of the indigenous Indians in the middle of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest and how they cope with pollution and deforestation from oil industry and illegal loggers.

Just a few years ago the Indians did not have a word for pollution or cancer but due to the pollution of the Napo River from illegal logging and oil exploration things have changed.  

Rainforest Dreams looks at the devastation from their perspective and what they have to live with on a day to day basis. It delivers the message in a directly accessible way, highlighting that if much more of the rainforest disappears or continues to be polluted it will affect us all.

This production instils a positive message that with action we can help stop the devastation.  The production helps understand that we are all global citizens and what we can do to help and support the indigenous Indians and ensure that all of our future is secured.

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Last March a family including 2 members of Pump House CYTwent to the rainforest to stay with the indigenous Indians. During their visit they filmed rare footage which is being used in this production. Projecting the film on a large screen creates a realistic backdrop for the actors on stage. However the family felt that the best way for the audience to truly understand the seriousness of the situation would be to hear from the indigenous Indians themselves.  So the family have raised the funds through a local organisation called The Green Triangle to bring Javier, a Kichwa Indian from the Ecuadorian Amazon, to the UK.  

 What makes this production so remarkable is the fact we are bringing one of the  Kichwa Indians to England for the very first time.  His home is normally the Amazon and what a culture shock this will be for him. Providing a rare opportunity for the cast and audiences to engage with someone from the other side of the world who lives so very differently from us in the West will make this production truly unique.

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Whilst here he will be visiting The House of Lords and meet the Mayor of Watford, he will also be addressing the Welsh Assembly.  We have raised funds to bring him to the UK but now we need some funding provide his accommodation and ensure this production is professional enough to take to the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2018.  The Edinburgh Fringe will provide a wider forum in which to spread the important message delivered by this remarkable play and will also give the Pump House CYT performers an unforgettable experience. 

We would like to raise £3000 to be able to support the production cost, provide an opportunity for the original writer and renowned international green campaigner to work with the young people through a series of workshops, ensure we can provide accommodation for the Amazonian Indian, and have a fund for some of our youth members to ensure they can afford to go to Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.           .

We would love your support and will send you an exclusive diary of Javier's visit and a first hand account of his first experience of coming to the UK and being outside the Rainforest.

The premier of this play is on 22nd March - 24th March and to book tickets please go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/pumphousecyt 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Javier's Diary

Receive a full diary of Javier's the indigenous Indians daily experiences while in the UK. He has never been out of Ecuador and the Rainforest is his home. You will receive an insight on how he finds our way of life is so very different to his.

£10 or more

10% off the ticket price

To be eligible for 10% off the ticket price you will require a promotional code once you have donated. We will provide you with this special code once we have confirmation of your support. Thank you

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