Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Fifty People. One Question.

This is a really great video project that was started in New Orleans, LA. The filmmakers, Crush & Lovely and deltree, go to a city, ask fifty strangers one question and film them while they answer. The result: very beautiful moving videos that remind us all of our humanity and our interconnectedness. We're not all that different from each other.

So far, two questions have been asked in three cities: New Orleans, Brooklyn and New York City. They are working to release the fourth video filmed in London pretty soon. But in the meantime, watch these (and in HD, too!):

New Orleans:

Fifty People, One Question: New Orleans from Benjamin Reece on Vimeo.

New York City:

Fifty People, One Question: New York from Crush & Lovely on Vimeo.


Fifty People, One Question: Brooklyn from Crush & Lovely on Vimeo.


Shayni said...

I love how they took something so simple and made it so beautiful. Doesn't it just make you fall in love with humanity?

Q1: I wish that by the end of the day, today, Cesar will call me.

Q2: There's this photo hanging on my wall, of a grove of aspen trees with leaves just turned bright, glowing yellow, and the first snow of the season is blanketing the ground and branches... I'd like to wake up there tomorrow...

trang said...

the camerawork is fantastic! i'm really in awe with not just the concept, but the execution and mad editing skillz these people have. i would love to work on a project like this!

i guess i'll answer, too!

q1: i wish by the end of the day, my mom would not feel anymore pain.

q2: i don't think this place is possible anytime soon (maybe on my wedding day), but i'd like to wake up in a place with all of my loved ones. it's hard for knowing people in so many different places around the u.s. and the world!

Heather said...


I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?