Journey 2 RAHA: A episodic documentary produced by Dennis Maurice
About Journey 2 RAHA
First things first, RAHA was taken from the root word, Furaha, which means happiness, bliss, joy, or contentment in Swahili. This is a journey to happiness, essentially. In 2011, I self-funded and produced an episodic documentary that followed the life of Terica a young black woman (then 29) who lost her job, love for dance, and confidence in the course of a year. We paired her with a life coach, dance mentor, and reconnected her with black women to support her journey and filmed the progress. The episode below received more than 30,000 views! In addition, we gave her a makeover and created a magazine with her as the cover model and central story as the capstone to this adventure.
Today, Terica is a newlywed (and she married a doctor, y'all!) and is loving life and working in education supporting and teaching the babies.