Saturday, July 31, 2010

Patrick Melcher Death

The Cats of Mirikitani

Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy’s painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing power of community and art, this film has won awards at some 20 festivals, including prizes at Tribeca, Tokyo, Bermuda, Bologna, Paris, Philadelphia, Sedona and Sun Valley.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Levi's does Ad Campaign in Braddock, PA

Is it true? Can "BIG BUSINESS" actually do something that is good and meaningful? Well, this looks like a heck of a good start. Braddock, PA is a little town outside of Pittsburgh that is the poorest community in PA. There are some really interesting people doing creative things while trying to bring the town back to life. Levi's did an ad campaign for their new line of "work wear" in Braddock and in turn donated a ton of money to the city and they are making a documentary on the rebuilding of this devastated town. Watch the commercial and part one of the documentary here.

We Are Workers: Episode 1.. The Seeds of Change

Here is one of the commercials: