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"Culture is the heritage of us all. some may be more interested than others in the treasures of the past, but no one can fail to take a pride in his country's participation in the story of mankind, as represented in carvings, sculpture, music, paintings and the other arts. And there is a personal commitment to this, for no man can really say he is alone: we are all joined through our identity, with the cultures which are part of the mainstream of life"
- Simon Kapwepwe, Zambian Independence Freedom Fighter

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm" - Winston Churchill

"Try to be the rainbow in someone else's cloud" - Maya Angelou

"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinion drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition" - Steve Jobs

Monday, 19 July 2010

Life In A Day

This seems like an interesting piece of filmmaking...Clicked on this by mistake when trying to get my music fix on YouTube.  On the 24th of July Kevin MacDonald and Ridley Scott are trying some experimental documentary film making by calling upon all of us, the people of the world, to shoot video of our lives that they will then edit to create a film of life on earth in a day that they are quite literally calling "Life In A Day".

Can't wait to see how things work out and how different places end up being represented as ultimately in the end it is out of the people's hands.  How will they select what is worthy? Are they looking for equal and unbiased representation across continents, countries, social and economic class, race, gender, the list goes on...Either way, really tapping into the power of social media and the free production and access to content.  And even though they claim all clips used will be rewarded with a co-director credit, if this thing wins acclaim and awards, who will be going up to the podium....exactly! Not the people who provided the raw materials but the ones who present the finished product.  Genius and yet rather exploitative.  Very much like life really so I guess it all makes sense in the end.

Very interesting...

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