Ayoka's motto is "giving a voice to the voiceless".
For the past year and a half, we have strived to do just that, bringing you stories from around the world and giving recognition to people who have found creative ways to improve their communities and beyond.
we are happy to announce that Ayoka Productions has just won its very first award for its film on Luis and the Biblioburro.
We won first place in the "professional" category of the My Hero Short Film Festival.
If you are in L.A, this is your chance to see our film on the big screen!
Saturday, November 21st at 7pm, USC Norris Theatre. Please click here for more information.
for those of you who missed it Monday night on PBS, and those of you not in the US, the 5 minute version of the Biblioburro: The Donkey Library is now available on Ayoka's website.
We would love to have your feedback, please let us know what you think by leaving a comment.
for those of you living in the US, it is my great pleasure to let you know that a 5mn version of Ayoka's first project, on the adventures of the "Biblioburro", will be premiering tonight on the show Worldfocus, on PBS.
Please check your local listing for the schedule (our segment will be towards the end of the show), you can also check here.
it has taken time, but I'm very happy to announce that we have just finished our first project - funded in large part by your donations, and are very proud of it!
It has been a great adventure and we have been greatly honored to meet Luis, who is not only the hero of our story, but a hero to hundreds of children who benefit from his work with the Biblioburro, the donkey library.
Every week-end, as he has done for the past 10 years, Luis Soriano, of La Gloria, Colombia, gathers his two donkeys, Alfa and Beto, and loads them with an eclectic cargo of books destined to people living in small village beyond. He created the "Biblioburro" in the belief that the act of taking books to people who do not have them can somehow improve this impoverished region.