1. 'The Calling' _Documentary Trailer


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    ‘The Calling’ is the inspirational story of the Porter family, and how they have devoted their lives to the people of West Africa and aviation. When Jonathan’s son Mathew is very nearly killed in a terrible car accident, they realize the need for humanitarian aviation in Ghana. They can’t wait for the missions to come, they have to start it themselves and now. As Mathew fights for his survival, Medicine On The Move was born. The challenge seems insurmountable and making the operation sustainable is the key to survival. Against all odds and in a unique approach, Jonathan seeks out young females from the rural communities. He then gives them a chance of a lifetime. A chance to build, maintain and pilot aircraft. The result is moving. An incredible story of West African women flying solutions to other West Africans, giving back and helping communities such as their own, all over Ghana. This inspiring film will lift the heart of anyone who ever dreamed large. Changing the world, one Flight at a time. medicineonthemove.org rexpemberton.com

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    • The Aid Dilemma


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      In the aftermath of January's devastating earthquake in Haiti, post-disaster relief is creating a new kind of problem for businesses there. The massive influx of food aid has altered the price of rice, throwing the delicate balance in Haiti's food supply chain out of whack and threatening to collapse the country's rice market. It's the kind of problem that can turn a one-time disaster into a crisis that lasts years. But international aid organizations like the U.N.'s World Food Programme are trying out a new method of delivering relief that they hope will avoid that problem. "It's a simple idea," says reporter Adam Davidson of NPR's Planet Money. "If people are hungry, don't give them rice. Give them money to buy rice, or vouchers that amount to the same thing. That way, instead of destroying [local] business, you strengthen it." But as Davidson and producer Travis Fox discover in their story The Aid Dilemma -- part of a unique and ongoing partnership between NPR and FRONTLINE -- a simple idea can quickly turn complicated.

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      • Trailer


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        This is the 3-minute trailer for Embracing the World: The Movie Click here to see the full length version: https://vimeo.com/embracingtheworld/themovie THE STORY OF EMBRACING THE WORLD IS THE STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED WHEN ONE PERSON DECIDED TO OFFER HER LIFE WHOLEHEARTEDLY FOR THE SAKE OF OTHERS. More than 25 years ago, the administrators of a local orphanage confessed to Amma that they were out of funds. They told Amma that before long, they would have no choice but to turn the children out on the street. Amma diverted the money that had been saved to build her ashram’s first prayer hall and used it to assume care of the orphans. With this, Embracing the World was born. Like the orphanage, each of our projects has been initiated in response to the needs of the world’s people living in poverty who have personally shared their problems with Amma. The story of Embracing the World, as much as it is a chronicle of a rapidly expanding humanitarian movement, is also a story about the power of an idea – that each of has a responsibility to help those less fortunate. Ultimately, it is a story about what happened when one person decided to offer her life wholeheartedly for the sake of others. THIS FILM WAS WRITTEN, DIRECTED, SHOT AND EDITED BY VOLUNTEERS. Please visit our website: http://www.embracingtheworld.org

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        • Understanding Project Repat


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          The following is a brief animated explanation of how Project Repat works. Project Repat is harnessing the power of forgotten t-shirts around the world to support developing world markets far away and local nonprofits around the corner. Join the fourney at: www.projectrepat.org

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          • Drone Footage Shows Extent Of Typhoon Haiyan's Destruction


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            Operation Blessing is always looking for effective, as well as innovative, ways to assess and record the impact in disaster and humanitarian aid zones. One way we've started doing that is by using a quadcopter, or drone, to view the scale of destruction in disaster or aid zones. This unique device lets us see what the scope of the needs are and helps provide views (or coverage) that might not otherwise be accessible during the first responder stages of a large disaster. This is a tool we will continue to use to bring you disaster relief and development efforts from around the world—so stay tuned for more powerful footage from this quadcopter. Thank you for your support and for giving voice to those who are suffering.

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            • ARTHELPS: Morro do Papagaio


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              Pedro can’t afford shiny new shirts. He’s living in a favela. But wouldn’t it be cool if somebody helped him design his own shirt and produced it? Enter ARTHELPS, an initiative of creatives and artists who have addressed to the task of spotting and supporting the potential of socially deprived people via creativity. By publishing and placing their creative work, ARTHELPS aims at giving them a voice in public and effectively assist them. So Pedro really got to design his very own shirt and you can buy it to help fund a school in the favela. Now isn’t that pretty awesome? © www.studioflox.de, 2014 Follow us! www.
www.facebook.com/studioflox CREDITS Project by: ARTHELPS 
Copywriter: Tassilo Gutscher, ARTHELPS Creative concept, direction and production: Studio Flox DP favela: Lukas Augustin DP studio shoot: Florian Haßler Shirt photography by: Julia Werner Stopmotion animation: Nica Herrmann, Florian Haßler Voice talent: Brian Paccagnella Motiondesign: Marc Böttler 
VFX: Hartmut Ulmer 
Sounddesign: Gerd Böttler Animal trainer and parrot girl: Diana Sandvoss Chicken provided by: Philipp Galley Additional thanks to Fabian Oswald

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              • 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project Slideshow (4.5 minutes) with music by Ryuichi Sakamoto


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                On May 11, two months after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Kodansha will launch a slideshow movie version of the 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project charity app for Apple iPad and iPhone. The slideshow is 4.5 minutes long and will be hosted on YouTube.com (Now on vimeo, too!) to be accessed around the globe. The 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project app has already been downloaded from Apple’s App Store in forty-seven countries, and has held the top ranking for downloaded apps in Japan. The slideshow version is being launched to reach more viewers so that the catastrophe will not be forgotten. Academy-winning Japanese musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has composed an exclusive soundtrack for the slideshow in support of the project’s aim of spreading its message across the world and raising aid money. Mr Sakamoto has donated the track, “Kizuna World,” (kizuna means “bonds” or “ties”) to the project. A BRIEF INTERVIEW WITH RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - What is your impression on the photographs in 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project? It brings back raw memories. It left me speechless, thinking of the sheer scale of the earthquake and the damage it brought, the deep wounds it left behind. - What are your thoughts behind the song, “Kizuna World”? I meant it as a requiem for those who passed away, and as solace for those who have been hurt both physically and mentally. It would be preposterous to call it “an attempt to heal.” - What is in your mind about the recovery of the regions affected by the earthquake? It’s not just about restoring the land directly affected by the earthquake and the tsunami. It’s time for Japan as a country to reset its course. The vast areas left unusable by salt and radiation shouldn’t be left abandoned but utilized to create large-scale solar farms and wind power stations to generate energy and also employment in the affected areas. We could also plant a forest along the long coastline of the Pacific Ocean as a buffer for tsunami. What we need is a grand design, and I hope a government can carry it out. What is the 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project? - 120 photographs taken by 14 first-class photographers from 8 countries - English-Japanese bilingual digital photography book in the form of an app available through Apple iTunes for the iPad and iPhone on worldwide release - Includes recorded and written messages by the photographers to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. - Downloaded in forty-seven countries around the world. Kodansha will donate all proceeds from the sale of the app to the Japan Red Cross. Format: iPhone/iPad app Price: $0.99 / E0.77 Category: current affairs, books http://www.kodansha.co.jp/311 http://itunes.apple.com/app/id431226495 http://www.facebook.com/3.11TsunamiPhotoProject

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                • How do you take down poverty? One toy block at a time. (AEI & Tegu Toys)


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                  "If we truly care about helping the poor, we should prioritize economic growth, which is the key to lifting whole societies from poverty to prosperity. In the AEI book "Economic Growth: Unleashing the Potential of Human Flourishing," three professors provide a compelling moral and economic case for growth. The authors write: "Economic growth marks a boundary between wealth and human flourishing, on one side, and poverty and degradation, on the other." - American Enterprise Institute AEI: Values & Capitalism http://www.aei.org/economicgrowth AEI: YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28PJPSms_xU&feature=share&list=SPytTJqkSQqtpzqmDrxcsRPo10231UcTCm Blog from Acton Institute http://blog.acton.org/archives/53674-taking-down-poverty-one-toy-block-at-a-time.html

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                  • ANIMATION FOR CHARITY YOUTH PROJECT: Ctrl + Alt + Shift


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                    Animated teaser for Ctrl + Alt +Shift. This project, started by english charity Christian Aid, is engaging youths in charity work and foreign politics. Ctrl+Alt+Shift sets up possibilities for acting on the information blast on escalating world problems that we get every day through the media. Made by Miss. Astrup spring 2008. More work by this director: www.workandvideo.com www.sigridastrup.com

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                    • For Our Tomorrow - Flood 2013


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                      A good message must be: Kept very simple, and must reach all people. – Phil Bartle Please share information on how others can join in to do their part in contributing to the flood relief efforts. * Please share, and help promote flood relief. * Buy any of these shots as stock video / stock footage at: http://www.dissolve.com/products?video_producer=Plainsight+Pictures

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