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+ More details
Where would we be if we lost an entire generation of mothers like Cambodia did in the 70's? Even today, some generations later, Cambodian women still feel the effects of the Khmer Rouge communist regime. Through education and health care, Samaritan's Purse is helping. Find out more www.samaritanspurse.org/mothers music courtesy of http://atomikmusic.com/ © Samaritan's Purse. 2015+ More details
A year has passed since Northern Japan was struck by tsunami. In places, waves reached 130 feet, or 40 meters, in height. The scale of the damage was colossal. But, within just 3 days, the international media had moved on: Fukushima's nuclear crisis became the story du jour, and the devastation of Northern Japan was largely forgotten. Now, reconstruction efforts remain stymied, and hundreds of thousands of refugees remain displaced - many who may never be able to return home. The people of Northern Japan have been suffering in silence - please help us raise awareness by hitting 'like', and sharing this video. And to donate, please visit tderf.org or give2asia.org/TDERF . Thank you.+ More details
* * * NOMINATED FOR THE 'YOUNG EUROPEAN FILM FORUM' 2012 * * * * * * SCREENED DURING 'THE NATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL' (UK, 2012), AT THE 'JHARKHAND CINE SOCIETY' (INDIA, 2011/2012) AND AIRED ON INDIAN TV * * * This video is the introduction to a series of short films which document my four-month journey through India and showcase the incredible efforts of several NGOs all over the country. Amongst them is DREAM INDIA, a Mumbai based charity which secures the future of today's youth by concentrating on education of the underprivileged. To learn more about how you can support their work, go to http://www.dreamindia2020.org! For information on 'Fisher of Kids', please visit http://www.fisherofkids.com!+ More details
As a little girl, Amma witnessed firsthand the stark inequality in the world and wondered about the meaning of suffering. Her search culminated in a decision to dedicate her life to giving love to as many people as she could. When she was just nine years old, people began to call her mother. Special thanks to Shankar Tucker for donating the music.+ More details
Burundi: among the world's poorest countries, consistently ranked as one of the poorest three. A sour history of ethnic division. Civil war and violence that spanned a recent decade. A genocide of 200,000. Here, against the sharp backdrop of hostility and need, microfinance loans totaling about 40 US dollars each are transforming the lives of entire families. They're also helping bring peace.+ More details
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+ More details
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+ More details
A spot we are extra proud of; Doctors without Borders. Done together with Kommunikationsbureauet KBH, Nobody and Freezone. This being a charity project there was absolutely no budget, but a million good reasons to be a part of this. Ghost provided full post and created all the VFX, seamlessly adding explosions, debris, smoke and numerous other details making an already powerful film even stronger. Directed by Asger Leth.+ More details
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