The Radly Center is involved in a variety of projects with a heavy focus on enhancing the overall quality of people’s lives.
Accelerated Development Program
The Center implemented an Accelerated Development Program in Mali in 2006. The program was intended for villages of approx 1-2,000 people and included a combination of products that can assist the village with health, education and infrastructure. The ADP was specifically designed to have the biggest possible positive impact on villages with the $5-10,000 budget for the program (which were intended to be sustainable and replicable).
Faces Of Unity
The Faces of Unity project was inspired by Nelson Mandela and established to promote unity and reasonable equality. It brings attention to both unifiers (in order to support them) and dividers (in order to expose them). The center is also developing a documentary by the same name.
The Rising Nations program was designed to help developing nations “export their way out of poverty” and began by selling Haitian art and coffee. Today they have expanded to a variety of different artistic products.
Films and Video
The Radly Center is behind a variety of documentaries inspired by their projects.
Slave to Chocolate
While Adam was in Mali he began shooting a documentary about local children who were abducted and forced to work on coco farms. Adam met with several young men who had been recovered from forced labor in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The documentary is called “Slave to Chocolate” and follows the progress (or lack of it) made by major chocolate manufacturers over several years to address this issue.
Faces Of Unity
Adam is currently working on the documentary “Faces Of Unity” which includes a speech from Nelson Mandela about reconciliation (made on World Reconciliation Day). The film explores how reconciliation can be used by anyone to reconcile with people in their own lives; by politicians to create a less divisive political environment and how reconciliation can be applied to global conflicts.
The film also includes tributes to Nelson Mandela from Henry Kissinger, Sam Jackson, Jack Nicklaus, George Lucas, Ray Charles, Morgan Freeman and two former Australia Prime Ministers among others.
Haiti – A Nation of Artists
In 2012 Adam created the short documentary film “Haiti – A Nation of Artists”. It was selected as one of ten finalists from thousands of entries to a film contest held by MSF (Doctors Without Borders).