Take 60 seconds to learn about the importance of motherhood. Meet Ibu Robin Lim, midwife and founder of the Yayasan Bumi Sehat health clinic, which offers free prenatal care, birthing services and medical aid to women in Indonesia. She was awarded the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year award by CNN for helping thousands of low-income women in Indonesia with healthy pregnancy and birth services.
Take 60 seconds to meet Clara, a house maid working in Singapore. Clara is one of thousands of migrants from the Philippines who have relocated to Singapore, to provide a better life for their families back home. The money she earns gives her two daughters access to education and a better life.
Take 60 second to meet Jake, an Arctic Driftologist and Triple Amputee. Jake lost his legs and hand 6 years ago in a snow storm in Greenland. He overcame this obstacle and inspires any person going through a mental or physical hard time to make the first step towards life: TO TRY. CLICK ON CC FOR FR/ENG SUBTITLES - SOUS TITRES EN FR EN CLIQUANT SUR CC HUMAN POSTCARDS is an ongoing series of 60 second video portraits, capturing the inspirational and often powerful messages
Take 60 seconds to learn about Maori culture and its transmission of knowledge. John-George is a Maori carver. He plays a key role in a culture that is built around the memories and stories of ancestors. Maori never developed an alphabet until European settlers arrived in New Zealand, but their carvings represent a highly developed style of reading and writing. Watch as he compares Maori and Western culture and describes the importance of Maori carving in his tradition. CLICK ON CC EN/FR SUB
Take 60 seconds to meet Wolfgang, an Austrian clockmaker. With passion and patience he has brought an old clock-museum back to life, one clock at a time. Now the museum resonates with the happy ticking of over 1600 clocks. CLICK ON CC FOR FR/ENG SUBTITLES - SOUS TITRES EN FR EN CLIQUANT SUR CC
Do you live in the moment? Take 60-seconds to meet Merekingi, a Māori teenager living in New Zealand. She reflects on the little things we stress about everyday and whether or not they matter in our futures. In the background she performs the Māori performance art "Poi"* on the front steps of the Marae (meeting house) of her ancestors.
HUMAN POSTCARDS #28 - ALEC Alec is a retired engineer who likes to think he escaped the "rat-race" of the city life. He found his haven buying a piece of land on which he grows all type of tropical fruit trees. He dedicates his time now to protecting the native trees around him and his orchard from dangers such as possums, who damage the native trees and wildlife and spread bovine tuberculosis. We followed him one evening on his daily possum hunt.
Casey teaches Kapa Haka* in a Maori arts school. She grew up with a strong connection to her cultural roots, learning hundreds of songs from her family members, passed down through generations. *Kapa haka is an avenue for Maori people to express and showcase their cultural heritage. CLICK ON CC FOR FR/ENG SUBTITLES - SOUS TITRES EN FR EN CLIQUANT SUR CC Learn more: humanpostcards.com Follow us: facebook.com/humanpostcards twitter.com/HumanPostcards
NEW ZEALAND - Wellington - Tana is a self taught Māori wood carver. As a little boy he admired his ancestors pictures hanging in the living room. He would stare at their tattooed faces (Tā moko) for hours and dream to one day have the same. Despite his families disapproval he tattooed his face at a very young age. He shares with us a story of his pursuit of identity, and the lesson he learned from this rebellious act. SUBTITLES AVAILABLE FRENCH/ENGLISH (click on CC) SOUS TITRES EN FRANCAIS…