Epiphany Morgan

365 docobites: Madtine in Botswana

Botswana

The 365 docobites crew are in the wilds of Botswana, without much internet access, but just enough to get us the story of Madtine and her desire to offer others a future.

 

Botswana

I almost gave up

How many times in your life have you thought about giving up?

When everything has gotten just a little too hard, a surprise has shocked you a little too much or you simply just don’t think you have it in you to keep putting one foot in front of the other?

Madtine shares her greatest struggle, travelling to a new country, Botswana, to teach children living in circumstances she could never have imagined how to begin their lives on solid ground. She shares what gave her the strength to keep going, to put all of her efforts into bringing education, support and a future to the children she cares so deeply about.

What has given Madtine her strength may not be what fuels your own, but what is common between us all is that we have overcome one struggle or another, we have gone under and come out the other side. Madtine’s story encourages us to embrace such, knowing that whatever challenge comes next, we know we’ve already survived the same fear, worry and heartache before, and that we have then also experienced the same pride, contentment and happiness when the wave of pain is washed away and the bathing light of endurance is left.

 

The Big Smoke is proud to promote the adventures

of the 365 docobites crew

and will feature a “Stranger of the week” every Friday,

so check back each week to see

who you get to meet next!

 

About365 docobites

The 365 docobites team, Epiphany and Carl, are travelling across five continents for an entire year to introduce the 365 docobites community to a “stranger a day” via a vlog of short and shorter documentaries.

Each docobite will be as unique as the stranger it features, allowing their identity to drive the content. Whether we’re with a stranger for a moment or a day, 365 docobites will capture the essence of that time in their life; humorous or horrific, dramatic or delightful.

What do these people look like?

What do they think about?

What makes them laugh, cry, scream and shout?

What is life like for the strangers of the world?

 

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Epiphany Morgan

Epiphany Morgan is the director of 365 docobites, an overly-ambitious project that has her travelling the world making 365 documentaries in 365 days sharing stranger’s short and shorter stories. Epiphany is an award-winning film-maker, having won best student director at the 2012 Australian Directors Guild Awards for her work on a documentary about the Kings Cross injecting room. Devoted to the arts as a form of expression, Epiphany sees creativity as a tool and as a source of knowledge, believing there’s a lot to learn from listening to people’s stories.

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