A year ago my friend Nicole started an online magazine called Alu Aliya. My friend is a talented aspiring journalist who worked so hard to start up this magazine and her hard work is paying off. She has a whole team of writers who contribute each month, a managing editor, 4,921 likes on her Facebook page and a pretty good flow of people who visit the magazines website.
Nicole created this magazine to be used as a platform for global youth to tell stories. ” Stories that transcend the boundaries that we create to separate ourselves from one another; stories that reflect who we really are”. Once a month a new issue comes out, each issue has it’s own theme where each writer can tell there story according to the theme. Each month her talented writers tell such deep, emotional and relatable stories that you can not help but get hooked into every story you read.
Nicole has also decided that she wanted Alu Aliya to be a platform that could tell a story through different mediums. So one day she came to me and told me how she wanted to start posting videos that would be associated with the issues and call it Elephant Films and also asked me to be the producer. I was so thrilled and of course I said yes!
Recently we started production on our very first Elephant films video. Which I will tell you all about in my next blog post when the video is launched on the website.
Please go check out Alu Aliya and keep a look out for out first video! I am so excited for everyone to see it!
Here is a little screenshot from the video we are working on!