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Posts Tagged ‘world’

Simon Reeve

In Attitude, Travel on May 12, 2010 at 14:55

“If somebody turned up at my house from Moldovan TV and stuck a camera in my face, I wouldn’t be very welcoming. So I was amazed by how willing people were to talk to me in front of a camera. Generally, people were pleased that we were taking an interest precisely because they feel that many of these places have been forgotten by the rest of the world. In Transdniestria, I met a guy who had sold a kidney to buy a cow – can you imagine? How can you ever look at your own life and think you’ve had a bad time? It’s humbling, especially in a country like that, which is on the border of Europe. You realise just how lucky you are. My guide in Somaliland was a war hero called Yusuf Abdi Gabobe who fought with the Somaliland resistance. He had lived in the bush for 10 years and talked to us about fighting against a dictatorial regime. Everywhere we went, where they had hardly seen white people, they would stand open-mouthed and then see Yusuf and start cheering – ‘Yusuf, the great hero!’ Somaliland was my favourite place because of the spirit of the people. It was a really moving experience.”

Simon Reeve, British TV presenter, he makes travel documentaries and has received “One World Broadcasting Trust Award” for “outstanding contribution to greater world understanding”.

Better Than Ezra

In Lyrics on May 11, 2010 at 11:32

“Nothing is certain, time slips away
The world may be ending
But it ain’t happening today…”

lyrics from Better Than Ezra’s song “Black Light”

Private Joker

In Attitude on May 9, 2010 at 13:56

“My thoughts drift back to erect nipple wet dreams about Mary Jane Rottencrotch and the Great Homecoming Fuck Fantasy. I am so happy that I am alive, in one piece and short. I’m in a world of shit… yes. But I am alive. And I am not afraid.”

Private Joker, Stanley Kubrick’s character from “Full Metal Jacket”

Ed Kashi

In Attitude on May 9, 2010 at 13:48

“I take on issues that stir my passions about the state of humanity and our world, and I deeply believe in the power of still images to change people’s minds. I’m driven by this fact; that the work of photojournalists and documentary photographers can have a positive impact on the world. The access people give to their lives is precious as well as imperative for this important work to get done. Their openness brings with it a tremendous sense of responsibility to tell the truth but to also honor their stories.”

Ed Kashi, National Geographic photojournalist

Margaret Mead

In Social activism on May 9, 2010 at 11:28

“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist

Charles Bukowski

In Wisdom writers on May 9, 2010 at 11:10

“You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.”

Charles Bukowski, American poet and novelist