Film-maker aims to make change in his town of birth

Spencer Marc prepares for his trip to South Africa.
Spencer Marc prepares for his trip to South Africa.

Mr Marc aims to raise $8000 on the website pozible to send clothing, blankets and sporting goods in a 6m container to Cape Town, South Africa.

Mr Marc was born in Cape Town and migrated with his family to Australia when he was three years old.

‘I have always wanted to go back to Cape Town to visit my land of birth, but I wanted to have purpose in it,’ he said.

‘As a documentary film maker and as part of my post-graduate diploma for film and television I found that purpose and made a documentary while there called What Colour Is Freedom about those who migrated to Australia and those who stayed.’

Mr Marc said that while he was in South Africa he saw homelessness, poverty, drugs and gangsterism plaguing the youth.

‘When I got back to Australia, I decided to find a way to help those in need,’ he said.

‘There are people sleeping in the streets, in townships with no heaters, they make do with each other for warmth and the Cape Town winters are cold and damp,’ he said.

Mr Marc said he was also looking for storage to place the donated goods and if anyone has some spare space or they would like to donate to contact him through the pozible webpage

– To donate, visit pozible.com/capeflats before mid May.