January 26, 2012
awareness, documentary, educate, film, Kabul, movie, participation, post, school, skate, SKATEISTAN, War, young, youth
art, change, docs, documentary, downhill, film, freedom, help, learn, living, participate, practice, project, skate boarding, support, tricks, War, youngsters
Skateboarding means liberty!
The Americans have cultured and support the Talibans in fight against the Soviet Union.
The Taliban are an American product.
So the Americans are fighting for “freedom” against their former supported group. The victims are the children and the Afghanistan people.
The American republicans are not liberators, they are warlords, who pretend to fight for democracy.
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Power the kids and to the People!
:Kabul. .. do u know that place, u know to show it on d map? – me not!
SKATEISTAN: To live and skate in Kabul
Well, now I know but before I see this doc I didn’t have any idea. What is all about. We know what is attractive for d film festivals around? Stories from this kind, ok maybe not this script but d environment, d way of living, tradition, culture. What is d spot that connect Us with this society. What does it mean urban living there?
First I saw d picture and I stop for a moment, why, how, where, is it fake one? Thousands of questions in my mind, then one opportunity, press d link!
“In a country with innumerable problems, Skateistan represents an oasis where children can be children and build the kinds of cross-cultural relationships that Afghanistan needs for future stability. Programmer’s Note: Former professional snowboarder Orlando von Einsiedel found that the Skateistan project combined two worlds he felt very passionate about: extreme sports and social work. The Skateistan project—started by two Australian aid workers who began giving skating as well as educational lessons to more than 350 kids in Kabul, Afghanistan—equips young men and women with the skills to lead their communities toward social change and development and piqued von Einsiedel’s interest enough to make him want to capture it with a camera. Flying directly from Frankfurt to Kabul, von Einsiedel and crew sought to create a more optimistic image of Afghanistan. What resulted is a beautifully composed film that turns a spotlight on neither the battles nor the victims in this war-torn country, but rather on the hopeful spirit and culture of change that the youth of Kabul are yearning to put into action. We’re thrilled to welcome von Einsiedel’s film to this year’s Festival and urge you to check out skateistan.org on your next Internet stop.”
:I have experience in watching documentary movies since I am part of d team of d International Film Festival [AsterFest], and stories with background as this are not stressful at all for me. But from other side this story here is just reflection of d life out there at some place pretty different from d picture that we are used to see on d screen.
Ruined villages,cities, asphalt full of holes, dead animals on the streets. This is only a small part of d everyday life of this young people in this place. Stinks, unemployed pips, street vendors, big poverty, gaps in education, system error, WAR. They have too many problems and few desires.
The film talks about a group of youngsters who have the same desire. the West Urbanity associate u to? – Skaters. the skate as a tool for making peace, as soon as they shooting stops all young skaters are out there matching d square and showing that this time d war is over. .. for a couple of hours.
Youth with a great desire to learn drivin’ this boards, to do tricks, make downhill or use d new ramps . .. like those on d television. The film documents a project that supports the educational process, training, their first attempts.
I have seen a lot of movies with d same topic, our region is pretty knows in d World as war place too. We had wars in Yugoslavia, after that few more. .. and if u attend film festivals for #docs in d Balkans u’ll be able to watch hundreds of sad stories for d life her. murders, destroyed families, lost partners, kids etc. I like d positive side of this documentary. .. it’s really time to stop this Wars and give those kids chance to live. Life is important for every human being, let they dream awaken!
January 5, 2012
art, inspiration, nature, photography, post, time lapse, video
art, continent, countries, cultures, Earth, journey, landscape, motivation, nature, plnet, time, tour, travel, trip, video
:Very inspiring video, breathtaking .. I adore it!
:in d video we read: 17 Countries. 343 Days. 6237 Photographs. One incredible journey.
After I quit my job last year, I packed a bag, grabbed my camera and bought a one way ticket to London. 17 countries later, I put together this time lapse video of the many amazing places I came across.
:So, it is, I wish I could have magical trip as this one, planet is a wonderful place, diversities connects Us, difference in d cultures unite Us, traditions are d knowledge that we share. .. motivational indeed 🙂
!bless, bliss & light ~
!Merry Christmas [in this part of d World is today] ~
January 1, 2012
blog, celebrate, Day, inspiration, New Year, participation, peace, post, support, Unite
celebration, Charlie Chaplin, Christmas, Earth, eve, future, globe, inspiration, love, movement, NASA, occupy, peace, planet, speech, unite, video
:I don’t know why but I just think that this is d proper first post for d start of this 2o12 on this blog. I had d idea to share this two videos since last night, few hours after d big change but I was thinking is silly to share things without explaining them [d reason why I didn’t post them earlier in d day] but anyway I think u’ll find d parallel that I see here, d messages that are mixing between.
But really if u watch them u’ll understand what I would write about and why, it’s era where d telepathy is growing, d common observations & understandings are attracting each other more then ever.
Bless, bliss & light dear visitors, readers of my world.. happy New Cycle!
:if u have more time (it’s Sunday, 1st of January) and u haven’t read this speech till now, enjoy d reading, it’s d one of those that slowly change d modern history in a better way 😉
The Great Dictator's Speech _Charlie Chaplin
I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone – if possible – Jew, Gentile – black man – white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness – not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men – cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world – millions of despairing men, women, and little children – victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.
To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …..
Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!
In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Then – in the name of democracy – let us use that power – let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world – a decent world that will give men a chance to work – that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will!
Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world – to do away with national barriers – to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!
:if u have something to tell about d post or some positive message for d New Year ur comments will be appreciated 🙂
October 16, 2011
blog, Blog Action Day, food, participation, post, World Food Day
action, blog, Blog Action Day, blogger, blogging, change, children, food, participation, poor, poverty, support, World Food Day
Fight the famine, feed the future
Since 2oo7 onwards, this happens every year. People from all over the world who write in their blogs every year to promote different topics and therefore seek to make positive changes in awareness and in improving social standards, mutual understanding and the possibility of natural and pure lifestyle. This year on Blog Action Day bloggers chose the food theme, and today is the day when bloggers united using d hash tag # BAD11 analyze all aspects of food. From d moment what do we have on our menu, the future of d production of healthy food, using organic products to protect the resources we have. why this year’s theme is food is because the date coincides with World Food Day, and d cooperation with d bloggers was evident given that the topic has a lot to say and so much more specifically to change.
When you have food as theme, we could write about it from several aspects as it penetrated further into the structure of what we think is important. If we take the social aspect of food, then you really should be worried about all territorial settlements on the planet where people are dying just because of lack of sufficient food for all. Essential not want to get into this segment, analyzing the results produced by this problem, on the contrary, I would like to make a parallel with some of the modern civilizations which are shed daily tones produced food, which although as part of d capital society, before undergoing throughout the economic chain that ended as waste. At the moment а thought or story comes to my mind d one that Mother Teresa once before landing from an airplane, flight attendants asked them to give all the food that remained on board so she could be able to give it to those in need at the moment, the hungry. ..
On the other hand if we thought about food, we could think of how often we eat, what kind/ type of food we consume, how we eat regularly, do we have a time table for food and so on. It is very important to emphasize that, no matter how dynamic life that we live and how irresponsible and stick in the other aspects of existence we are, feeding and using natural foods are an important element in healthy living and responsibility to ourselves and our health.
[Although do not practice regularly, but would emphasize]
making medical examinations is very important when we talk about diet and time of balancing the body and the products that are consumed.
I would like to mention as a factor that personally observe the use of foods that are of natural origin and of course with enough vitamins and proteins needed by the body to fail to complete daily activities shall be imposed.
Certainly today vegetarians are strictly satisfied. What we all support is d diet which we practice and d way how we food. I know it’s difficult to have such a diet (tried it by myself), but if not regularly at least once per time is nice to be purified from various calories receive the daily diet, just with that vegetarian kitchen that is not too difficult for d organism, and yet meets the needs of the body.
That tragic aspect that this year the commune of bloggers raises is that the surge in commodity prices and changes in the economy doing in these two years ’10-11′ the poverty and hunger to increase. According to the World Bank further 70 million people face d particular problems.
It is regrettable between ‘hungry’ to find themselves producers of food, but the fact is that they need to make purchases of other products which they produce and the money they earn with their products is not enough for subsistence.
– What have you eat today? – Are there on the streets again today children that begging for bread? – .. Africa can sometimes be much closer to your eyes than you think ..
– In d laboratories d New potatoes are cooked, they should smell like onions and look like a watermelon. Forgot to say, yes, the will grow on trees!
( Bono, George Clooney, Jessica Alba, Idris Elba and more unite behind ONE’s new campaign to help focus the world’s attention again on the famine and food crisis in the Horn of Africa. Find out more at http://www.one.org )
This year’s campaign is joined by another campaign “The F Word”, which seeks specifically to protect children and people who die from hunger in Africa. .. 30 000 children for three months. Blog Action Day 2011 is used to increase global awareness of this important issue.
If you just want to participate in this day do not forget to share this infographic: Our beautifully designed infographic, “Fight Against Hunger”, which illustrates the countries that lead to their rescue efforts in the Horn of Africa and those who lag behind. Canada, Germany and Great Britain meet its obligations and participated with their aid, while France and Italy still have a job to do. To make sure the public knows it!
Petition is open and if you want to fill: drought is an act of nature. Famine is man-made. Let’s put an end to famine.
Bloggers from about 8o countries are participating in this action. If you want to participate in Blog Action Day & World Food Day 2011 you can do that if you are following d event facebook or twitter using the hash-tag # BAD11.
If you are a blogger, then you can register @ www.blogactionday.org and post your content on Sunday, October 16, 2o11.
November 25, 2010
art, contemporary art, participation, post, support
action, art, charity, contemporary, exhibition, Norway, participation, support
This is call for artists organized by the Norwegian colorist – expressionist artist @DavidSandumArt. He send this call on twitter for A real life Twitter art exhibit! and his main idea was to getter artists from all over, who will create card/s with their style of work and support the organizer in making a big exhibit in the city library in Moss, Norway. The library (bibliotek in Norwegian) is located in a part of town called Møllerbyen that used to be part of the towns industry (years ago).
I really like his idea, because he wants to make the expo, and our art works to be for sale but the money to be used in charity. The prize for all the cards will be the same, that was also one of my basic motivation to participate. And also 140 artist (the first idea), call via twitter in 140 characters, the final result, amazing idea that I waned to support.
..so far for the #twitterartexhibit he received art from 173 artists (few days left until the deadline, November 27th, and the wall that is made inside the Bibliotek it will be able to show 240 cards.
In the beginning I didn’t know what to send from the things that I constantly made here in France but most of them didn’t fit the size, so I decide to make one week of dynamic creative producing so I can have few works from which I can choose which to send.
I made about 20 paintings/ cards, acrylic on paper-board and for final there were 3 that were telling we are the one that we’ll go. The other one that are part of this collection (private for now) you can see it here ~ #artExhibit.
This are my friends, my characters that will present @kihuPotru on this expo.
I_Go. I; I_Go. II; I_Go. III;
In meanwhile, I had one more idea in my mind. Sometimes I made art/ painting workshops with the kids that are coming in the association Jacques Prevert. For me was perfect idea, in perfect time. I was doing my cards when the kids were inspired to paint with me also. I didn’t wait a second after I had 4-5 kids around me. I take big paper and give to all of them one color in big 1l bottle. Every kid was having one color in his hand and brush in the other.
I explain to them that I want to have one big abstract painting made by all of them in 140 seconds. My idea was also in 140 moves, I had already 9 kids on which I was trying to tell to don’t make more then 10 moves, so I can reach the number 140, not all of them listen and will stop with 10 moves. 🙂
It was workshop like start, go, go, go..STOP!
We repeat the process on 3 big paper-boards. For the new paper they were changing their colors, so they can have opportunity to express them selves in different way. I catch that in the box with brushes there were also some teeth brushes and some of the kids in their hands were having them. Pretty experimental for me, so happy about the idea for the exhibition as for the idea of this action painting workshop were the kids were making collective pieces of art.
more about the organizer and his art ~ David Sandum Art
October 26, 2010
art, collaboration, contemporary art, exhibition, post, story
art, contemporary, design, hope, modern, photography, poster
I already share this work on tumblr because that is usually the place where I share more often art stuff from different artists and different forms..almost all the time contemporary and modern, I decide to upload this work here too.
It’s actually working concept that comes after inner result on working on topic as solidarity. Combination from 2 photos by Ramses The Lonelyworrior from France and the editing process made by me. In the beginning there was other idea connected with this pics but during the brain storm it develop in something else, which result you see now.
the conversation that we made with Ramses on fb for the result of the photo finish from Ramses works and my editing process was very deep and pure.
The photos were made on the Youth Exchange in Arry and Metz, France called ‘Voice of Art’ & organized by the Association Togeteher. More about the project, the art pieces, the exhibition you can find on my other blog connect with my stay here in France.