In 2005 I traveled to Thailand to make a documentary with kids and women affected and infected with HIV & AIDS. In three weeks I visited social service centers, a camp for kids and families and a residential living center that makes its own clothing, bread, art and goods to sell that supports a village of 40 residents. There are many inspiring stories out there of what it means to love oneself and others through positive action – this is just a glimpse at a few of the people who have inspired me along the way.
A big thank you to Lars Hasselblad Torres and the Global PeaceTiles Project for making this journey possible, along with all of my extraordinary colleagues featured in this short. This was very early in my video production career and was all self-produced and edited – thankfully I can hire editors now to help me. It’s good to know our strengths – and hire others in our community to create more beautiful things together.
Please leave a comment and tell me what’s inspiring you to action – and let me know how we can create beauty together.
Learn more in our upcoming postst about our journeys and desire to create integrated networks of knowledge for microgeneration systems and safe sustainable practices at the home, village and community level. We are currently meeting with partners in Los Angeles and worldwide capable of building new villages with sustainable power, food and lifestyle systems that can grow new opportunities in many climates.
Currently half of the people on this planet die of poverty, because they do not have basic access to resources. * Starvation and food/water borne diseases * Smoke inhalation from indoor cooking fires. Simple things contribute to over 30 million deaths a year.
Open technology can prevent half of global death — can we prevent several holocausts a year by sharing open technology?