SON OF THE CONGO - Serge Ibaka managed to escape the war-torn streets of the Congo and play his way to the top of the NBA. In 'Son of the Congo,' he returns to his native country, revisiting the empty lots where he used to sleep, reconnecting with his daughter, and confronting the stark reality facing Congolese youth. The odds are long, but Ibaka imparts his unshakable belief that a better future is possible if you never stop trying. The full length documentary is free on Grantland.com - below is the trailer. Inspiring...
PLAYING FOR CHANGE - Smell the Rain
This was recorded and filmed live on the streets of Sydney, Australia and features Genevieve Chadwick a very powerful and Inspiring artist.
WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS
Carlos Santana with India.Arie and Yo-Yo Ma cover George Harrison's Inspiring powerful rendition of While My Guitar Gently Weeps...
INSPIRING Photos from around the world by Chris Bavelles - set to the incredible music of Flight Facilities.
Photos from FotoMovie available at: cbtweakphotos.com
Really beautiful work by Julian Lennon - and like his father he has an innate desire to make the world a better place and it is inspiring...
Here is a nice article by Cait Munro - Artnet News Website/blog
HOPE DEFINED JULIAN LENNON'S EERILY BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS...
Julian Lennon is a true jack of all trades. As a photographer, musician, documentary filmmaker, and yes, the son of John Lennon (with John's first wife Cynthia Powell), he also finds time for charity work with the White Feather Foundation, an environmental and humanitarian outreach organization he founded in 2007. In fact, it was his work with White Feather that inspired "Horizon," his current solo show at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.
In this series of black-and-white and sepia-toned photographs, Lennon attempts to bring back the big skies, sweeping landscapes, and weather-worn but hopeful faces that he encountered on a recent mission to help bring clean drinking water to villages in Kenya and Ethiopia.
"I was gobsmacked by it all," Lennon says. "Being there really drew it home, the expanse of the countryside…I just took as many pictures as I could, trying to capture a few odd beauties." When he got home and began to sift through the film, he realized he had somewhere between five and ten thousand shots.
The series is a departure from the kind of photography he's best known for—shots of his brother, Sean, on tour; a series of portraits of Charlene, Princess of Monaco taken moments before she was crowned; pensive, behind-the-scenes pictures of the band U2. These are natural subjects, as this is the world Lennon was born into.
But like his father, he appears to have an innate desire to make the world a better place somehow. "It's all about the horizon of hope," he says, in reference to the title of both the exhibition and one of the principal works. "You can see that [the subjects] want to move forward with knowledge and wisdom and can do that. And there's every chance for the next generation to have a better life."
"[I want people] to get a sense of what other culture's lives are really like," Lennon stated.
"Probably something in the future," Lennon said in response to a question about what decade he'd like to live in. "I'd like to see where we go. I've seen where we've been, now I want to know what's ahead."
Our only request is that he bring plenty of film with him.
by Cait Munro, Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Resolve is an amazing and inspiring
feature documentary on PTSD by Writer/Director Greg Strom, a long time colleague and friend.
The feature-length documentary explores
the inspiring stories of 10 victims of serious trauma and their families and lists their own 17 Guidelines back to health, happiness and a prosperous life.
More on Resolve at: themilethatmatters.com
Watch the entire film here - https://www.youtube.com/embed/n4bg0spacmw or right here on Inspiring Documentaries:
Author - Producer, Director & Photographer Chris Bavelles
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