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Pamela Sukhum's Uganda Experience
It has been such a joy to work in partnership with One School at a Time and 60 students at Kassanda Secondary School in Uganda to create a mural on their 40,000 liter water tank. Day after day we worked side-by-side to create a work of beauty and inspiration for their school and community. Through the common bond of art making we quickly come to know one another and ourselves so intimately. We learn about lives and share in the challenges, the blood sweat and tears AND the joy, laughter, and triumphs together. Discoveries are made and hidden worlds and treasures are revealed as transformative power of art making changes us and opens our hearts and minds. We have witnessed again and again in these projects that the creative spirit is always faithfully waiting to come forth if given just the slightest encouragement even in the darkest of moments to illuminate our divinity and indomitable spirits within. May this mural serve as a symbol of life, communion with nature and each other, and the creative spirit that is alive and well in each of us waiting to burst forth!
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Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.
Learn more at www.landfillharmonicmovie.com
The Miracle Project is a fully inclusive theatre, film, and expressive arts program for children, teens, and adults with autism and all abilities. Using groundbreaking and evidence-based methods developed by our award-winning founder, Elaine Hall, The Miracle Project focuses on the strengths and abilities inherent in its participants, providing tools to build communication, social skills, job skills, and friendships while developing a unique neurodiverse community.
Through shared experiences with peers, individuals with autism and other disabilities find their voice, develop their talents, and rehearse for life. Students and their families, once isolated and alone, become part of a dynamic, inclusive community. Each year, participants and staff create original musicals, based on their preferred interests and passions and then perform at the acclaimed Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Participants once too frightened to even walk into a room of their peers, have now performed live in front of standing room only audiences. Some have shared their talents at Carnegie Hall, The White House, Lincoln Center, The United Nations, and others have appeared in TV and films including on the hit shows Parenthood, Speechless, The Good Doctor, and most recently in the film Please Stand By!
Learn more at www.themiracleproject.org