We live in a fearful world.
I suppose my opinion could be dismissed by many, but I'd like to share it none the less. That's what blogs were created for, yes?
People are awfully fearful of one another. We tend to make decisions quickly about folks we feel are unlike us. There is a lot of them vs. us stuff going on in this day and age.
There are legitimate things to be concerned about, don't get me wrong. I just don't think we are generally worried about the truly frightening things.
The fear of people that are different than us seems to have irreversible momentum.
I read Twitter and listen to the way things are portrayed in the news and I see a whole lot of fear and even more hype.
I don't want to be afraid of people that believe or relate or experience life differently than I do.
More importantly, I don't want to raise children that are fearful of differences.
I'm sharing this new film to show you that people in Haiti are just people. We all want the same things. The media shows mainly the negative things, they don't necessarily work too hard to see the nuanced picture.
There is always more than meets the eye.
Dear Livesay Family-
As the first destination on our newly-launched global project Discover Humanity (www.discoverhumanity.online), we came to Haiti in December and created a short film about the life and culture we experienced there.
The goal of the Humanity project is to create cultural, human-focused short films that capture a real look at life in every country of the world. These films also offer local people the chance to share a message with the rest of the world.