www.onedollar.bophana.org

Amazing project of a great team in Cambodia. OneDollar is a new-age global documentary, calling on people from all over the world to give voice to people who manage to live for 1 dollar a day.

Fresh perspective & Inspiring idea! Finally global poor presented as entrepreneurs, not loosers.
All aspiring and established film-makers are invited to join… contact Bophana Center for more information on how to contribute and participate.

Amazing work of Mike Brody on Runaways and life as a journey, on the edge.

Amazing work of Mike Brody on Runaways and life as a journey, on the edge.

In the West we seem to have forgotten how lengthy grief can be a way of passing a cap to another stage.

4 months of mourning and celebrations for the King Norodom Sihanouk’s death in Cambodia have been a humble reminder to us, “expats” on how important these customs are for the individual and society.

Final event of King’s cremation, four months after his death, beautifully portrayed by talented Damien Rayuela.

Polish surgeon, Prof. Zbigniew Religa, after heart transplantation surgery. His assistant exhausted in the corner of the room.
This picture appeared in National Geographic in 1987. It has as well been published as one of NG’s 100 best pictures.
Mr. Religa was the first Polish surgeon to successfully transplant heart in 1985.

Polish surgeon, Prof. Zbigniew Religa, after heart transplantation surgery. His assistant exhausted in the corner of the room.

This picture appeared in National Geographic in 1987. It has as well been published as one of NG’s 100 best pictures.

Mr. Religa was the first Polish surgeon to successfully transplant heart in 1985.

You think you are making a trip…but soon it is the trip that is making you—or unmaking you.

Nicolas Bouvier, The Way of the World  (original in French - “L’usage du monde”)

Mesmerizing book on the slow paced traveling and its virtues. I am enjoying every page.

indianajenns:
Native American and Alaska Native women are more than 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other women in the US.

indianajenns:

Native American and Alaska Native women are more than 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other women in the US.

This interactive campaign launched by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore in 2011 has apparently been inspired by the realities of sex business in Cambodia.

This interactive campaign launched by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore in 2011 has apparently been inspired by the realities of sex business in Cambodia.

I am fascinated by how people can stand spending so much of their lives in big cities, that make them commute for hours in an incredible crowd, making you feel like all you are is a small ant.

 Visual metaphor of that from Japan

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big cities daily life.

Tenemos que obligar a la realidad a que responda a nuestros sueños, hay que seguir soñando hasta abolir la falsa frontera entre lo ilusorio y lo tangible, hasta realizarnos y descubrir que el paraíso perdido está ahí, a la vuelta de la esquina

My inspiration for 2013, Julio Cortazar

" We shall oblige the reality respond to our dreams; we shall keep dreaming until the fake frontier between illusory and tangible will disappear, until we realize and discover that the lost paradise is here, behind the corner of the road…"

The persistent anxiety that fills the rest of my life is calmed for as long as I have the flavor of something good in my mouth.

Zadie Smith, in her recent article on Joy for the New York Review of Books

why does it sound so familiar?