Erin Bernhardt is a humanitarian journalist, filmmaker and impact producer dedicated to making movies that make a difference. She works to inspire and motivate people to rally behind important issues and causes. Erin is currently on tour with her first independent documentary feature film, Imba Means Sing, a story about music, education, and poverty alleviation told through the eyes of young members from the Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir. A former CNN writer/producer and Peace Corp volunteer, Erin now works to bring media and development together. She is grateful to have won several awards for her work, including an Emmy and two Peabody’s. Most recently, Erin was honored with IndieFEST’s Award of Excellence for Women Filmmakers, Speranza Foundation’s ‘Female Filmmaker of the Year’ grant and with giving two TEDxWomen talks. Erin has a heart for her city and the developing world. Locally, she is part of LEAD Atlanta and the Beltline’s Young Advisory Council. She’s a proud wahoo from the University of Virginia and loves making new friends, adventuresome travel, live music and yoga.
IMBA MEANS SING is the story of one little boy who is a big star. As the celebrity drummer from the Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir, Moses relies on his youthful resilience. Growing up in the slums of Kampala, Uganda, Moses and his family lack enough resources for him to even attend the first grade. The film is an intimate character portrait, stunningly shot and told through Moses’ perspective on his one shot journey from poverty towards his dream of becoming a pilot.
November 9, 2015: Batte Center, Wingate University, Wingate, NC
November 10, 2015: Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs, FL
November 11, 2015: Halloran Centre at the Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
November 12, 2015: Rector Little Theatre, Union College, Barbourville, KY
November 13, 2015: Hapeville Historic Christ Church & Carriage House, Hapeville, GA
November 16, 2015: Trojan Center Theatre, Troy University, Troy, AL
November 19, 2015: Burrow Center Recital Hall, Hanceville, AL
November 20, 2015: Ritz Theatre, Sheffield, AL