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Fragile Childhood – Monsters

The Fragile Childhood activity has begun in 1986 and has been established as a well-known form of activity in Finland. Its goal is to help children who suffer from parental alcohol misuse. The campaign and video “Monsters” for the A-Clinic Foundation gained global media coverage, including CNN and RTL. In Finland the campaign has also featured in the main TV, Print and Online news channels. In YouTube alone, over a million viewers saw the Monsters video in the first week following the Read more [...]

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The world send us garbage we send back music

A heartfelt & moving story of how instruments made from recycled trash bring hope to children whose future is otherwise spiritless. Landfill Harmonic is a heartfelt story of how instruments made from recycled garbage have brought hope to children whose future was otherwise spiritless. Cateura, Paraguay is a small city that has grown atop a massive dump. It is regarded as one of the poorest slums in Latin America, a village where people live among a sea of garbage. Incredibly, the Read more [...]

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Haas&Hahn campaign to paint an entire favela in Rio de Janeiro

  Following their monumental artwork on favela facades beginning in 2005, Dutch artists Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) of the favela painting project have now set up a kickstarter campaign in the hopes to raise funds for their largest urban painting project to date: to plaster and paint an entire hillside favela in one of rio de janeiro’s most notorious slums. Their community-driven art interventions throughout brazil not only aim to rejuvenate deprived Read more [...]

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Public anger in Turkey

Hundreds of protesters have reoccupied a central square in Istanbul following two days of violent demonstrations that saw almost 1,000 people arrested. The situation is generally calm and city workers are clearing up after the protests in Istanbul and Ankara. Officials say 26 police and 53 civilians were hurt, one seriously. Protests began over the redeveloping of a park near Istanbul’s Taksim Square but broadened into anti-government action after a tough police response. The Read more [...]

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Photographer Takes a Boy with Muscular Dystrophy on an Imaginary Adventure

Slovenia-based photographer Matej Peljhan recently teamed up with a 12-year-named Luka who suffers from muscular dystrophy, to create a wildly imaginative series of photos depicting the boy doing things he is simply unable to do because of his degenerative condition. While he can still use his fingers to drive a wheelchair and to draw, things like skateboarding and swimming are simply not possible. After having a conversation with Luka about his understandably normal desire to play sports Read more [...]

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