The power of communication to accelerate social progress has never been greater.
We know everything about Damon, but he just wants us to know about the plight of the poor in so many parts of India and throughout Africa. Across the globe, 780 million people lack ready access to clean water, and some 2.5 billion are without toilets.
On June 17-18 , Presidents Obama and Putin will meet on the side of the G8 Summit, with cutting nukes on the agenda. Join the Global Zero movement and demand zero!
In the seven years since the film’s release, the world has seen a nonstop succession of new studies, reports, discoveries and headlines that have underscored just how urgent a threat climate change is to our planet. For the film’s seventh anniversary, we ask, “What do we know now that we didn’t know then?” to keep the spotlight on this evolving and accelerating threat.
The pioneers behind the first wave of crisis-mapping technology were typically gifted hackers from the dynamic open-source community. Creating the next generation of these technologies will require additional skills in data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and social computing.
The problems facing our world are so large that they demand disruptive thinking. We don't have time to think in incremental terms. It's time to challenge the status quo, and dare to imagine what we can do. Click here to watch the video from Skoll World Forum 2013!
Robert X. Fogarty’s portrait project, Dear World, began in New Orleans as photographic love notes to the city. He now uses his distinct message-on-skin-style to tell stories of subjects regardless of religion, race or language. Thousands have shared their hopes, fears and dreams. His work has been featured by the Washington Post, PBS and CNN.
How can documentary filmmakers working on long-standing social and political issues ensure that their work is well poised to move the needle on their chosen topic in a significant way?
What we knew of Rwanda was the devastation of 1994 Genocide – 800,000 minority Tutsis killed in one hundred days, many by those they knew, neighbors and friends. How, we asked ourselves, was it possible for Rwandans to move forward from that? And how did drumming and ice cream fit in?
For any citizen video to achieve maximum impact, it needs to reach the right decision maker: a court, a body of the United Nations, or a mobilizing movement of young voters. Then it can change the hearts and minds of people with influence.