Lights, Camera, Impact: Reflecting on Black Bean’s 2023

2023 – Where do we begin? What an incredible year! We thoroughly enjoyed our assignments and learned a great deal from the challenges we faced. 2023 – Year in Review Many organizations and individuals, including us, are still grappling with the effects of the global pandemic—both in terms of business and the human aspect […]

Tears of Joy

In today’s world, where progress and empowerment are championed, it is disheartening to acknowledge that gender-based violence remains a pervasive societal issue. Across many communities, the horrors of abuse have become normalized, perpetuating a cycle of suffering and silence. It is within this context that we must recognize the urgent need to break the chains […]

2022 – Year in Review

We have been looking back and reflecting on a year filled with challenges, but also with incredible moments, people and organisations. As this year comes to an end – all we feel is grateful. One by One – The Kolisi Foundation The pandemic was hard for us, like it was for so many. We […]

2021 Year in Review

2021 has been a difficult year to navigate for so many people, businesses, and organisations. It’s been a year of hope, loss, triumphs, innovations, and anxiety over all that is happening to our natural world and all that is happening to people – those far away and those near.As a team, we’ve overcome many challenges […]

“The Edge of Existence”

This year marks four years since we started filming “The Edge of Existence”, one of our independent projects. So much has happened in these past 4 years, from setting out to create our first feature-length documentary to now. As any filmmaker knows, this process is not always easy. We did not have a set roadmap […]

2020, Year in Review

This time of year is always defined by reflection. The end of the year brings with it a time for slowing down, celebrating achievements, reflecting on lessons learnt, and defining goals for the year ahead.This time last year our team was filled with anticipation and excitement for everything 2020 was going to hold. Like so […]

Staying Brave During COVID-19

International Day of the Girl is on the 11th of October and this year’s theme is, ‘My Voice, Our Equal Future’. This day is an important reminder of the vital role girls play in our society. Educating and empowering girls is one of the most powerful mechanisms for creating positive change.  We could not think […]

One by One

Over the last few weeks, our Black Bean team has been working to document the impactful work the Kolisi Foundation is doing to help those in need. The Kolisi Foundation, was founded by South African rugby captain Siya Kolisi and his wife Rachel. This organization focuses on having a long lasting impact in terms of the […]

COVID-19 Checking-in

We just wanted to check in with you regarding all that is happening; it’s been an unsettling couple of weeks. We hope you and your team, friends, and family are healthy and strong and adapting to all the changes in this uncertain time. We wanted to let you know that our Black Bean team is fully […]

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