1. Haleakala: A Sacred Place

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    from Susan Seubert Added 5 0 0

    I shot and collected sound for this video while on assignment for Smithsonian Magazine on the island of Maui.

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    • Why We Sleep: Prof. Matthew Walker

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      Lecture entitled "Why We Sleep" by Professor Matthew Walker of the University of California, Berkeley.

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      • Tariq Al-Sabir

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        • Cutlure NOW Ep 1 Artist Studio Lynn Goldstein

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          from Romella El Kharzazi Added 1 0 0

          The show about all things culture. Decide to live culturally aware. Lynn is a renowned artist, who has a studio at the Workhouse.

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          • "One Life: Dolores Huerta" Installation

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            A behind-the-scenes look at the installation of the "One Life: Dolores Huerta" exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

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            • Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2015 - Crossing

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              Every summer the Smithsonian Folklife Festival encompasses the National Mall in D.C. and, even if for just two weeks, eclipses the everyday sights and sounds of a bustling city with an open door into a different world. Through the festival, we not only learn about the people who have come to share their culture, we learn about ourselves, what it means to connect. This year Peru brought with it a fire and passion, a liveliness that echoed throughout the grounds and opened the eyes of all who attended. Yet it’s with an open heart that the festival can be most fully understood and enjoyed, and being a witness both in front of and behind the scenes each day, it was apparent to me that all sides present had come open to receive. Breaking down the barriers of language, the Smithsonian was able to bring open communication between the Peruvian participants and all visitors, allowing them to learn, converse and build relationships with people from walks of life that they may never have met apart from there. Throughout the two weeks, two bridges were being built. One spanned, golden braided and hand created across the National Mall, the other could not be seen at all. However, it could be felt. Two people, two sides of the world, two varying ways of life merging in a grounds so full of curiosity. In the words of participant Julie Freundt, “(being here) is like building a bridge, only it’s a different thing to cross it, to see who’s at the other side”. And I saw people cross it. I saw people cross it when they jumped into a circle to dance and sing with the Peruvian musicians, when they watched, completely immersed, at the craftsmanship of the Peruvian artists and bridge builders. I saw it when American and Peruvian alike, the festival’s directors, participants and staff crossed the bridges in the center of the mall. These festivals are what our world needs more of, not only for the experiences they bring, but for the perspectives they birth. To be more daring to reach out to others, to learn about their ways of life, to appreciate their place on this Earth; To take the first step on all bridges you come across. - Albert Tong

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              • Breath of Life: Recovering North America's Native Languages

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                "Our languages are not dead - they are just dormant." This documentary film follows the journey of Native Americans as they rediscover their ancestral languages, starting with their work in Washington DC with institutions and scholars, and continuing with visits to the Yurok and Chumash/Obispeño tribes in California, and with the Otoe-Misouria and Pawnee tribes in Oklahoma. This film was created with the cooperation of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages.

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                • Fort Collins Places on Invention

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                  This video was shot by Mary Willson, on behalf of the Coloradoan.

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                  • Raising Money for the National Museum of African American History and Culture

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                    A collaboration between a major gifts officer and chief curator resulted in millions in donations for the new museum, being built these days on the National Mall. The video was produced for the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Full story: https://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraiser-Deepens-Donor-Ties/150489

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                    • Sneak Peek of the Smithsonian’s “Object Project”

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                      The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will open a unique hands-on learning space, the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Object Project, July 1. Made possible by philanthropist Phyllis Taylor, the 4,000-square-foot space in the museum's new Innovation Wing will focus on “everyday things that changed everything.” Anchored by an array of individual cases–some overhead, others with visitor-activated sound, light and motion effects–“Object Project” will invite visitors to interact with approximately 250 objects within the 9-by-40-foot sculpture that forms the learning space. The space is divided into four sections: Bicycles, Refrigerators, Ready-to-Wear Clothes and Household Hits, which includes a customized interactive version of “The Price Is Right” game show format licensed from FremantleMedia North America Inc. To view the Multimedia News Release, go http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7433931-national-museum-of-american-history/

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