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NEN316.tv has been conducting workshops throughout Uganda with support from different organisation: Amakula International Film Festival, Kampala Film School, Ich.tv-Germany, African Visuals Ltd (Uganda and Kenya).
We also work with already established foundations to offer training to a vast audience that range from the undermined community like the Persons With Disability to the already existing filmmakers and photographers as a way of capacity building and skills enhancement.
We have also worked with media training institutions: Journalism schools and film schools in supporting students TV-production works and film productions, and as well, we have offered Video-Journalism and Filmmaking short term trainings.
In our recent workshop conducted in March 2013, we were privileged to co-train with Maisha Film Lab during the OWD workshop. In a 2 weeks intensive workshops, persons with disability were brought from Malawi to Uganda for an intensive hands-on workshop and as a result, 3 short films were produced.
We also train on demand. We plan and organise workshops to be conducted in East Africa so that we may build a strong and powerful cinematographic works to enlighten the world with our stories told by Africans for global consumption.
We believe that through these short term workshops, we will continue to be part of and positively influence economic growth in our societies.
As a norm for NEN316.tv, we are always honored to pass on knowledge cutting across all circles. August has been a month of passing on knowledge to the Handicapped in Uganda.
We had previously since november 2011 been offering short term workshop to the handicapped. Then in June 2012 and later in August we had an eight day follow-up film training workshop at the Uganda National Association for the Deaf.
This training was intended to enable the people with different disabilities in Uganda to acquire skills and know the techniques of film-making. With this additional training, the physically handicapped youths in Uganda have been able to learn from the professional touch.
This opportunity was availed with support from NUDIPU, UNAD, UNAB, TIVIBIT, MAISHA and KAMPALA FILM SCHOOL.
We have been able to introduce the handicapped to the art of story-telling, Script writing, Story-Board techniques, Camera work technique, Sound recording for video, Directing, Lighting techniques, Acting and Editing.
The students/ participants were able to produce 4 different shorts. These were all fiction stories. We will upload the videos online via the http://www.youtube.com/NilewoodProductions.
We hope to train more people within the region and make film known among the young people. With more support, the trainings will be more subsidized and a lot more people such as the disadvantaged community can access the training from a wealth of experience of the skilled professionals.
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“Battle For The Soul” is a musical play, portraying the life of Christians and non-Christians in society. There is a degree of complacency that has devoured the church of true Christian living. It is in this context that I teamed up with a local church and developed a concept for a stage play, thus; some facts and truths have to be understood if one has to understand the concept of “Battle For The Soul”.
John 3.16 clearly says that “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him, shall not Perish but have everlasting life”. This has been the centre of focus for most preachers of the gospel.
One thing that always kept me wondering was whether it is true that once someone got saved he will always be saved, thus the concept “Once Saved Always saved.” This is an existing theory as I read from one of the internet blogs and I kept wondering.
The Devil has established a lot of strategies to try to confuse the church and people who might want to get saved. He has actually made it seem as though it is okey to just get saved and take life as it is. Well, life has to be enjoyed to the fullest. But check this out – Evangelical Outreach does not teach a works salvation or legalism. Those are some of the common false accusations and misconceptions about a conditional security used to smear us. Dan Corner teaches we are saved by grace (Eph. 2:8,9) but we can fall from grace (Gal. 5:2-4). We are justified by faith (Rom. 5:1) but our faith can become shipwrecked (1 Tim. 1:19,20) and cease to exist (Lk. 8:13; Rom. 11:19-23).
We are not under the law (Rom. 6:14,15) but if you live according to the sinful nature you will die (Rom. 8:13).
Paul taught against legalism (Gal. 5:3,4) but he also taught that no immoral, impure or greedy person has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God (Eph. 5:5-7).
We are not saved by works (Eph. 2:8,9) but to reap eternal life and not destruction you must sow to please the Spirit and not the sinful nature (Gal. 6:8,9).
God is faithful to us (1 Jn. 1:9; 1 Cor. 10:13) but we must be faithful to him to the very end of our lives to escape the lake of fire or second death (Rev. 2:10,11). God surely loves us (Jn. 3:16; Mk. 10:21; Rom. 8:35-39) but those who inherit the kingdom of God love God (Jam 2:5; 1 Cor. 2:9) and to love God means to obey his commands (Jn. 14:15; 1 Jn. 5:3).
We have freedom in Christ (Gal. 5:1) but this freedom is not to indulge the sinful nature (Gal. 5:13; 1 Pet 2:16). God is to be obeyed and feared. http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/eternal-security.htm
From all this, I discover there is great need to channel the gospel to shake up the church a little bit. I know that most churches do not prefer to have a sort of criticism. But brethren, how can we prosper when we do not want to openly discuss our problem. The devil is on the move to blindfold the church. Wake up. It is a Battle For The Soul.
It is upon the basis of this fact that i discovered we could start using creative arts to communicate to both Christians and non-Christians about the need for the Salvation of our Souls.
We have to be alert. Christ did not die in vain, He died so that we could be saved, so we have to work out our salvation with trembling and fear so that we can make it till the end.
I am glad to also acknowldge that being the first time to present “Battle For The Soul” at Gaba Community Church, many people came to realise the need to give their lives and recommit to serving God in Truth.We are proud to say that “Battle For The Soul” has now become an annual event. It will be be a week long event starting 2013.
If one ever looks out for an arena to give back to God wholesomely, then it is the right choice to discover what God requires you to do so as not to lose your soul to the devil.
Any how, what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul (perish in hell?). The right thing to do is to give your soul back to God. Accept Jesus to be your personal Lord and Saviour. Remember that the battle you are fighting is not a carnal battle, it is a Battle For Your Soul.
Come 2013 and all proceeding years, battle for the Soul will be a week long activity. Each year there is a specific theme that the musical play is set to run.
Thumbs up for Jesus.
Is it not said that “…when you teach a man how to fish, he will feed himself a lifetime”?
Well then, this notion gives us a reason to be who we are. It is in this very same context that TALENT316 was established. This is a Christian entity that has been formed to further preach equality among all humans and to open up a platform for the young people in Churches, high schools and colleges to echo their voices through talent for a positive change in society and to help them realise their strength and creative potential in society.
TALENT316 is an entity of NEN316 LTD, which is a private limited company. Our main objective is to raise a platform for showcasing Young Talents with an aim of spreading the gospel about Jesus Christ through love and self esteem.
As we very well might know that most existing talent platforms have been raised to promote secularism, it is therefore an honour to partner with various ministries both in Uganda and internationally to establish this noble cause. The talents looked at in this case range from Dancing, Singing, Poetry, Acting, Public Speaking, and anything that could be dabbed great talent. All those with the ability to showcase their inborn talent will have a voice through Talent316 in the Christian context.
The project will be rotating around Scripture Unions in schools and also youth ministries in churches to identify talent and give them moral support to enable them, in small groups or as an individual to rise up from wherever they might be. A call is made for applications from various groups to show their interest to participate, then later the different groups are subjected to screening. A school is allowed to send not more than two categories. This because, there is need to diversify the selections to different talents. Therefore there is room for different talents to be showcased.
We will be working with various bands, musicians, Audio/Tv/theatre producers and directors to help in shaping (nurturing) the young talents so that even after the project is done, these talents will help the participants to carry on with various other performances and take it on as a career. This is done through the Talent Academy where all participants have residential training during the days of performance in the season.
TALENT316 is a Season’s project. Its first season will determine how far the project can open up its gates for various other talents. Fingers crossed. The gospel has to be preached in all corners of the earth. Through this, we have to Awaken the Gian Within us All.