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Global Lives Project on Adobe TV

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My name is David Harris and I am the founder and executive director of the Global Lives Project. So the Global Lives Project is a collaboration of filmmakers, photographers, artists, architects, designers and everyday people, from all over the world. And what we are doing is working together to build a video library of human life experience. We started out with a goal of video tapping 24-hours in the life of 10 people from 10 different countries around the world. We also share the video library in the form of video installations, that are immersive environments that are specifically designed to take you as the viewer out of your everyday life, and put you into the world of these people whose lives you never would have been able to know or to see or to understand otherwise. I really wanted to create a bodily experience so the idea is that by stepping out of your world physically and walking into our exhibit physically that takes you into a different place and a different state of mind. The installation environments that we build are supposed to really take the distractions away from you and take you into a space of contemplation of reflection really even a meditative space because your watching a video at the same speed that the people actually are living their lives, it's actually something that you have to slow down a little bit in order to watch What I would love to see someone leave the exhibit with, is interest in reading more about other cultures, learning another language, possibly even travelling to, living in another country for awhile and also thinking a little bit differently about how we make our decisions in life how we vote, what we buy. Thinking about the world in a way that everyone's life is important. Not just people in your own local community or in your own country. But that someone on the other side of the world, if you can imagine this, that their life might have as much value as your neighbors and really think hard about what that means. What are the boundaries of your moral universe. Just because someone is on the other side of this planet from us, I don't think that means that we can't empathize with them.

Video Details

Duration: 2 minutes and 21 seconds
Year: 2011
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: Studio B Films
Views: 87
Posted by: globallives on Aug 24, 2012

The Adobe Foundation highlights the Global Lives Project, a 2010 Arts & Creativity grantee. Narration by David Evan Harris, Global Lives Project Founder. Produced by Studio B Films.

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