Friday, 6 April 2012

End Child Abuse & Trafficking - Video - UPDATE

We've all watched magic shows.

They are mesmerizing. You simply can't stop watching.

We want to use this fascination to create something that will tell a story, engage people, and raise awareness.

Ridealist has teamed up with a talented young conjurer to create a magic show to raise awareness of child abuse and human trafficking.

Our theme, in general, is along the lines of "this is happening right in front of your eyes, but why can't you see it?" A smart trafficker or calculating abuser can hide their activities often as easily as a conjurer can hide the card. You know it is there, you just can't (or choose not to) see it.

We want your input to expand this theme. What message would you like to see? How would you tell the story through this medium? What elements do you think are the most important to include in the script?

We invite you to join us on this venture, as a full participating partner. Your non-profit, your blog, your website will be included in the credits at the end of the video and any accompanying written material.

Send us your thoughts and suggestions, help us raise awareness, and through collaborative action, get the message across that child abuse and trafficking are unacceptable in our society.

This coming Sunday (8th April) we're going to spend a few hours with him and film some of his conjuring tricks, your input will greatly assist us in developing the routine at this early stage.

It will be a "rough" production, just to give you an idea of what he can do.

We'll then share with you to get further input to take the production to the next level.

Chris & Shirley

We had an amazing afternoon shooting with Matt.. what an incredibly talented young man. I am sure you’ll be amazed at the opportunities he has created for raising awareness and promoting your (our) cause through his conjuring routine. Three cameras, more than two hours of filming, so please be patient with us, it will be a few days before we can put it online. 

But as a “teaser” - Matt did a quick “skit” to highlight the problem of access to clean water, something most of us take for granted: 

Watch Matt make water appear from out of thin air, and his friend remark quite seriously: Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could all do that!

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