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Directors: David Longstreth & Elon Rutberg Production Company: Ways & Means Executive Producers: Lana Kim & Jett Steiger Producer: Rachel Nederveld DP: Bobby Bukowski Production Designers: Dori Scherer Editor: Sean Patrick Leonard Colorist: Derek Hansen Gaffer: Eric Fehy Key Grip: Tana Dubbe BB Grip: James Coffin 1st AC: Spencer Goodall DIT: CJ Miller PA: Zac Pennington PA: Clayton McCracken Special Thanks: The Mill, Stephen Pagano
Ode To Lesvos. An inspiring story of a few remarkable heroes on the Island of Lesvos who helped almost half a million refugees in 2015 has been documented in a new short film called Ode to Lesvos, created by Johnnie Walker Storyline - an ongoing series that aims to find and tell the world’s most inspirational stories of human progress.
Throughout the past year, headlines from the region have naturally focused on the tragic aspects of the unfolding human drama in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Ode to Lesvos shines a light on a lesser told story – the inspiring response of islanders who opened their hearts to the refugees and whose positivity drove them to rescue people from the sea, give shelter, and provide food and water.
Johnnie Walker is also supporting leading global organisation Mercy Corps, an organisation that helps people around the world survive and thrive after conflict, crisis and natural disaster. Since the Syria war began, Mercy Corps has helped more than 7.7 million affected by the crisis and expanded their programming to Greece and The Balkans in response to the migration crisis.
All of them wonderful. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn more at www.macfound.org/macfellow
Among others, this year: Maggie Nelson, Claudia Rankine and Gene Luen Yang.
Maggie Nelson is a writer forging a new mode of nonfiction that transcends the divide between the personal and the intellectual.
Claudia Rankine is a poet illuminating the emotional and psychic tensions that mark the experiences of many living in twenty-first-century America.
Gene Luen Yang is a graphic novelist and cartoonist whose work for young adults demonstrates the potential of comics to broaden our understanding of diverse cultures and people.
She said the cornflake cake made her day, she said a man cannot be blamed for being unfaithful: his heart is not in tune with his extremities and it’s just the way his body chemistry is. She said all sorts of things.
We saw a duck pond and a man with a tub of maggots and a tub of sweet corn, we saw the walled garden and the old-fashioned library in the park, stopped for a cup of tea in a cafe where we had the cornflake cake cut into halves
with the handle of a plastic fork. We saw yellow crocuses growing in a ring around a naked tree, the sky showing in purple triangles between the branches. We looked in the window of Butterworth’s at the bikes: they were beautiful,
all of them. Gorgeous, she said. The sun was pushing through the iced air and landing on us on our heads and our shoulders and the backs of our legs. We bought nail varnish remover from Wilko’s, a bath sheet, and two Diet Cokes.
She said she’d been talking to Jesus and God because she didn’t want to go to hell, although, she said, correctly, we’ve been through hell already, haven’t we. She said a woman should know her place, should wait. She lit a cigarette.
"I never really talk about the message of a book or an image," says Swedish photographer Lina Scheynius simply, when asked to explain the ideas and inspirations behind her dreamy new book, 08. "It’s completely up to the viewer to find whatever it is they find. I do this because I love doing it and every book I make means a lot to me." It's this highly subjective approach – alongside the washed-out tones and intimate, snap-shot compositions that have come to define her unique aesthetic – that has garnered Scheynius so much acclaim in the years since she turned her back on a highly successful modelling career to pursue photography full time.