IN A WORLD INCREASINGLY CHARACTERISED BY GLOBALISED CONNECTIONS, THE NEED FOR UNDERSTANDING AND COMMUNICATION ACROSS DIVERSE CULTURES IS STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE.

GLOBAL PEOPLE PROJECT ADDRESSES THIS NEED BY ENGAGING WITH CONCEPTS SUCH AS IDENTITY, OPENNESS, EMPATHY, TOLERANCE AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP.

WE ARE A TEAM OF CREATIVES, TECHNOLOGISTS, ENTREPRENEURS, ACADEMICS AND PRODUCERS WHO PIONEER NEW APPROACHES TO ENGAGEMENT IN TODAY’S DIGITAL LANDSCAPE.

TEAM

Hugh Lewis: Founder & Director

Hugh Lewis: Founder & Director

Nils Milahn: Technical Director

Nils Milahn: Technical Director

Helen Wright: Producer & Director

Helen Wright: Producer & Director

Rowina Bou Harb: Producer, Lebanon

Rowina Bou Harb: Producer, Lebanon

Ha Thu Do: Producer, Vietnam

Ha Thu Do: Producer, Vietnam

Richard Mugwaneza: Producer, Rwanda

Richard Mugwaneza: Producer, Rwanda

Zan Azlee: Producer, Malaysia

Zan Azlee: Producer, Malaysia

Ana Laura Caldron: Producer, Mexico

Ana Laura Caldron: Producer, Mexico

Thet Oo Minus: Producer, Myanmar

Thet Oo Minus: Producer, Myanmar

Trude Sundberg: Producer, Costa Rica

Trude Sundberg: Producer, Costa Rica

Itzel Renteria: Producer, Mexico

Itzel Renteria: Producer, Mexico

Siphal Thammavong: Assistant Producer, Laos

Siphal Thammavong: Assistant Producer, Laos

Rula Nasser: Producer, Jordan

Rula Nasser: Producer, Jordan

Thierry Garcia: Producer, Ecuador

Thierry Garcia: Producer, Ecuador

Pablo Hasbon: Producer, El Salvador

Pablo Hasbon: Producer, El Salvador

Parvinder Kaur: Producer, India

Parvinder Kaur: Producer, India

Brenda Odomoch: Producer, Uganda

Brenda Odomoch: Producer, Uganda

Nancy Azory: Producer, Lebanon

Nancy Azory: Producer, Lebanon

Fernando Martinez: Producer, Guatemala

Fernando Martinez: Producer, Guatemala

Mavis Awuah: Producer, Ghana

Mavis Awuah: Producer, Ghana

Mi Hang: Translator

Mi Hang: Translator

Noudéou Noëlie Houngnihin: Producer, Benin

Noudéou Noëlie Houngnihin: Producer, Benin

Manuel Armando: Producer, Costa Rica

Manuel Armando: Producer, Costa Rica

Kat Carlton: Producer, USA

Kat Carlton: Producer, USA

Jianbo Li: Producer, China

Jianbo Li: Producer, China

Thitipan Rak: Producer, Thailand

Thitipan Rak: Producer, Thailand

Juan Mendez: Producer, Guatemala

Juan Mendez: Producer, Guatemala

Thu Hang: Producer, Vietnam

Thu Hang: Producer, Vietnam

Gabriel Saie: Producer, Argentina

Gabriel Saie: Producer, Argentina

Dirk Pienaar: Producer, South Africa

Dirk Pienaar: Producer, South Africa

Dominick Brady: Producer USA

Dominick Brady: Producer USA

Gabriel Kuperman: Producer, Laos

Gabriel Kuperman: Producer, Laos

Claudio Jipa: Producer, Ecuador

Claudio Jipa: Producer, Ecuador

Carolyn Davies: Producer, Australia

Carolyn Davies: Producer, Australia

Carlos Lopez: Producer, Colombia

Carlos Lopez: Producer, Colombia

Beth Atemba: Producer, Kenya

Beth Atemba: Producer, Kenya

Runcie Chikeruba: Producer, Nigeria

Runcie Chikeruba: Producer, Nigeria

Arturo Menedez: Producer, El Salvador

Arturo Menedez: Producer, El Salvador

Tan Leung, Producer, Malaysia

Tan Leung, Producer, Malaysia

Alex Yepes: Producer, Colomibia

Alex Yepes: Producer, Colomibia

Abby Wendle: Producer, USA

Abby Wendle: Producer, USA

Angelica Morales: Producer, Colombia

Angelica Morales: Producer, Colombia

Charles Mawejje: Producer, Uganda

Charles Mawejje: Producer, Uganda

Adolite Mugabo: Producer, Rwanda

Adolite Mugabo: Producer, Rwanda

Alia Rasheed: Producer, Oman

Alia Rasheed: Producer, Oman

Taiji Igarashi: Producer, Japan

Taiji Igarashi: Producer, Japan

Tom Mustill: Producer, France

Tom Mustill: Producer, France

Rahul Joglekar: Translator

Rahul Joglekar: Translator

Myriam Loda: Translator

Myriam Loda: Translator

Koshi Jiyane: Translator

Koshi Jiyane: Translator

Chris Beresford: Designer

Chris Beresford: Designer

Tiki Graves: Designer & Developer

Tiki Graves: Designer & Developer

Nancy Izak: Assistant Producer, Lebanon

Nancy Izak: Assistant Producer, Lebanon

Smith Vichaldit: Assistant Producer, Thailand

Smith Vichaldit: Assistant Producer, Thailand

PROJECTS

20 Questions

Tens of Thousands of Answers

People from all around the world are asked the same set of universal questions that are relevant to us all, no matter who we are or where we come from.

These range from personal questions about happiness, anger, love, death and laughter, to questions about the world we live in, community, innovation and the future.

They are the kind of questions that one interviewee described as ‘questions you instinctively know the answers to but are never asked.’

People speak in their mother tongue and the result is an incredibly diverse collection of professionally filmed answers expressed in over 35 languages; from Malayalam to Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese to Pidgin and French to Fon.

Thought Map

Interactive Application showing Patterns of Global Thought

The Thought Map is an application that lets you explore patterns in peoples’ thoughts from around the globe.

You can find out for example, what a Kashmiri farmer has in common with a Tokyo businessman, how a mass killer from Rwanda has similar aspirations to an actress in New York or how a Physics teacher from Beirut shares the same fears as a Burmese landmine victim.

Through the Thought Map you can explore the world through places, people and thoughts, witnessing first-hand the hopes and concerns people share and the nature of their differences.

Global Workshops

Digital Craft Skills for Everyone

Global People Project’s Storytellers, Technologists, Creatives and Producers pass on their knowledge and skills in a series of workshops that have run in tandem with the global production.

Partnering with film schools and media organisations, Digital Craft Workshops have taken place in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Exhibitions

Turning Gallery Spaces into Participatory Thoughtscapes

Employing cutting edge digital tools and techniques, gallery spaces are transformed into interactive ‘Thoughtscapes’.

Curated around core themes including Happiness, Fear, Laughter, Love, Anger, Death, Hope and the Future, the exhibitions mix documentary photography, moving image media and sound in a showcase that is both deeply intimate and at the same time universal.

The exhibitions are currently in development.

Open Documentary

Increasing Global Impact and Access to All

Building on the success of earlier initiatives, this film explores the living experience of globalisation and identity around the world.

This film is made possible by the digital revolution in production technologies and the open culture of Creative Commons and remix.

Stories of globalisation are often told through the lens of transnational organisations and multilateral government treaties. Rarely are they told at the level of individual people.

This timely film places the thoughts and experiences of individuals at the heart of a global narrative.

Spanning six continents, production has taken place in over 100 locations, telling the compelling stories of people from across diverse communities. Experiences range from the extraordinary to the familiar; from exorcisms, voodoo rituals and pow-wow dances to drinking tea, going to the office and swimming in the sea.

The film is currently in production.

Spaces & Places

New Models of Audience Engagement

Spaces & Places is one example of how we are exploring new methods and models for audience engagement in today’s digital landscape.

We look at how engaging audiences far earlier, from the very outset of production, has an impact.

This initiative puts the audience at the heart of the story, facilitating participation and creating a deeper and revisitable experience with a wide range of applications.

Translate+

Creating Multilingual Translations for Wider Impact

Multilingual translations enable as many people as possible to access, learn from and be inspired by Global People Project.

Partnering with SOAS, recognised for its pedigree across both mainstream as well as endangered languages, this initiative explores the transmission, interpretation and amplification of the 35 languages in Global People Project.

New approaches, workflows and tools of multilingual translation in the digital age are explored.

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