A Texas filmmaker, Brandon Smith, was in a small village in northern Uganda, filming with a nonprofit organization teaching children about hygiene and personal/community health, when he brought out his camera drone for the local kids.
This week I got to capture a young girl's story of struggle and triumph that daily life brings here in North Western Uganda. I also had the privilege of sharing a rough cut with her and her family. Many of the kids and villagers joined us in viewing on a small laptop. Many moments I will never forget. #internationalmedicaloutreach PC: @amprice1 @everydayafrica
The excited children immediately began screaming and running after the technological equipment that flew above them.
In the U.S., people are rather indifferent toward technology perhaps because they see so much of it every day. In Uganda, where the average family earns less than $800 per year, a gadget like a $300 drone is certainly a big deal.
“The headmaster of a school there asked me to give the kids a show with the drone. I launched the DJI Phantom 3 Professional and flew a short flight. The students loved it and kept asking for more once the drone landed” Smith states in the description of the video on YouTube.
He added he has become a “village celebrity” and that, “Though excited and curious, some of the children were also nervous as they had never seen or even heard of drones before.”
Check out the adorable video above, and feel the children’s happiness.