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Acqua For Life Benefit Brings Fashion, Music, Talent and Clean Water to Children in the Costa Rican Jungle 
This fall, FAR OUT KIDS will join up with iconic fashion designers, Water One World Solutions, to deliver water filtrations systems to the indigenous Ngäbe people of Panama and Costa Rica.  They will also stage a weekend Benefit of Fashion, Music, Talent and BBQ at the exotic Cascata Del Bosco Resort near San Vito, CR.
All is part of a documentary entitled "Children of the Coffee" produced by Academy and Emmy Award winning producer Gray Frederickson.   The documentary was inspired by humanitarian photojournalist Michele Zousmer, and  based upon the extensive study of and work with the Ngäbe by Dr. Pablo Ortiz. That work spans 30 years.
Last month, Samuel Bistrian of Roma Boots traveled to the Panamanian border to deliver rubber boots to the children of the Ngäbe. He was joined by humanitarian celebrities Ashton Theiss and Danielle Murphree. Bistrian has done 27 boot drops around the world. The boots are essential to keeping parasites from entering the children's feet and emitting poisonous toxins into the bloodstream

The end of September, the crew travels back to San Vito to install solar powered water filtrations systems to provide clean water to the villages of the 
Ngäbe. While in San Vito last month there was a Hepatitis A outbreak.  Contaminated water supplies cause widespread diarrhea among the Ngäbe. Dr. Ortiz explains that a water purification system can reduce diarrhea cases from being a leading community health problem to a secondary issue. 
Love was in the air at the Roma boot drop at the Panamanian Border. Samuel, Ashton and Danielle were amazing.  The team traveled over 950 kilometers in three days, slept in hammocks, and fitted each child with their own pair of colorful boots in the hot sun. 

According to Dr. Ortiz's records, 98% of the children carry parasites that enter via the feet.  "Treatment and the boots help us to reduce the number of children carrying parasites," said Ortiz.  "Once inside the child, the parasite's excrement creates a toxin that works its way through the blood and intoxicates the brain.  They become slow learners. With boots and treatment we can eliminate the parasites.  Also we have found that children with boots are more like to attend school in bad weather.  
This was Samuel's 27th Boot Drop. If you buy a pair of Roma Boots, Samuel will donate one pair to our Far Out Kids. Please buy pair or donate now!

Guatemala Boot Drop Video
Oscar and Emmy Award winning producer Gray Frederickson will serve as Executive Producer of Children of the Coffee.  Three of his films have been listed in the Top 10 films of all time by AFI. Gray was involved in all three Godfather movies, and given the Oscar for Godfather II. 

Cafe Television will handle the Central American production.  The final edit will be handled by Frederickson and his Oklahoma production team who won the Emmy Award for Best Documentary, Dream A Little Dream, Life and Times of Robert S. Kerr. 

Frederickson is currently Artist is Residence at the OCCC Film School. "This project on the children of the Ngabe is a wonderful story," said Frederickson. "It is a historic clash of civilizations that is honest, inspiring, and heartwarming."

Cascata Del Bosco will host the Giorgio in the Jungle to benefit the children of the Ngabe. Cascata Del Bosco is located in the upper southern zone of Costa Rica. It offers luxurious jungle cabanas in the rain forest of San Vito Coto Brus. With sweeping vistas, bamboo forests, jungle trails filled with monkeys, macaws, exotic birds, green red eyed frogs and sloths, it is paradise.

Cascata Del Bosco Tour
Renowned producer, director and cinematographer, Hector Alfaro Dobles has been selected to produce the Central American segments of Children of the Coffee. Hector has been the CEO of Cafe Television for five years, and has produce many successful show for Costa Rica Television. His current show Fiera is a smash hit.
Erick Lopez is our man in Costa Rica and Panama.  He can do it all.  The whole crew  traveled in his new 14 passenger van for 1000 kilometers and 20 hours with Erick. We got the grand tour of Costa Rica in comfort...the mountains, the pacific coastline, waterfalls, San Manuel Antonio National Park, Jaco, Los Suenos.  Erick is the perfect guide.  Look him up on Facebook.  

Acqua for Life is a humanitarian campaign on a global scale that was launched in 2011 by Giorgio Armani. The project was created in light of a simple, yet fundamental, consideration: water is one of the most important elements of life, yet in many parts of the world, access to this essential is a daily struggle.  In a cooperative effort, Giorgio Armani has allowed Far Out Kids to represent Acqua for Life in Central America and the Caribbean working with national and local groups  on solutions to this global problem. 
One solution we have found for Ngäbe was developed by Water One. Their Mobile Wagons are self-contained, light-weight, easy to move, water purification systems capable of producing a continuous supply of clean, safe, good tasting drinking water within minutes of arrival from almost any surface water source. The system is perfect for annual migration of the Ngäbe. Help us deliver clean water systems, by Donating to Water One.  The Code is: FAROUTKIDS.
Award winning songwriter Carol Connors has agreed to write the theme song for our Documentary.  Carol is the lady who gave us Rocky - "Gonna Fly Now. 

Connors is one of the woman pioneers of music for film and TV in an industry dominated by men. She has been nominated twice for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, five Emmys, one Grammy and two Golden Globes. Carol holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree at John F Kennedy University of Fine Arts.

At age 16, she was  the voice of the Teddy Bear's "To Know Him Is To Love Him" written by the famous record mogul Phil Specter. Elvis Presley heard her and immediately wanted to meet that voice. Elvis later became her first boyfriend. Please check out
While in Costa Rica, we will celebrate Dia de las Culturas at San Jose's top entertainment spot Fiesta Alajuela.

DJ's Stephanie Loayza and Sophia Lin will head up a night of Fashion, Talent, and Music.They have play every top venue in the world. Their talent is only surpassed by their passion to help children in need.  
Fashion Icon, Heather S returns to the jungle of Costa Rica to host Giorgio In The Jungle Benefit.  Heather was in Costa Rica last November to establish the Far Out Kids Coffee Initiative and to honor Dr. Ortiz at Villa Amon. This summer, Heather will travel to Paris and Rome for fashion shoots before joining Far Out Kids in Central America
San Jose's beautiful Villa Amon Mansion will host a VIP Benefit Party  on October 6 with stars from Cafe Television  to celebrate Dia de la Raza and  to benefit the Children of the Coffee. Villa Amon was built in the late 1800's as one of the original founding structures for the capital city San Jose. It is still considered one of the most impressive architectural accomplishments in Costa Rican history.
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