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Cultural Atlaz - Fantastic Faces of Open Minded Humanity

Cultural Atlaz - Fantastic Faces of Open Minded Humanity

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

The concept of my project is a creation of the images and photo/video stories of my full visual transformations to various nationalities. And the modern adaptation to the everyday life. Photos and video will be followed by interesting stories and the facts from life of the different people/nationalities, including areas of beauty, cooking, lifestyle, fashion and more. Focusing on what people can give and inspire to each other. The story would be exposed on my popular social media network, through the magazines, and community recourse. I would like the readers of my blog my followers to join me in interesting journey of exploration of different cultures, nationalities through my eyes and my transforming images. My project mission is to bring people together through the education. I would like to demonstrate cultural similarity and affinity of the people inhabiting the planet Earth. We are representatives of various nationalities, different genders and beliefs, all different and at the same time are almost identical, we are aggregated. I would like to inspire people to accept cultural and sexual diversity of each other. It is planned to moderate a website, to publish the photo book, holding a photo exhibition.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

Racism, wars based on cultural and religion misunderstanding are the great international problem. What all the time comes from the luck of information about each other and the prejudices. And we have to team up to relax tension. I also believe that we are the adult are responsible for what we teach our children because our behavior and role models creating the future of the planet, That is why my way of inspiration is light, simple to understand and accept. Men and women in Kazakhstan and around the world, active users of social networks. Open minded people who care about the future of our planet. People who beleive that they can make a difference. Photographers, journalists, historians, politicians.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

I will visually reincarnate from one nationality to an other and tell the stories of countries. I was deeply impressed when saw fiction movie "Cloudy Atlas" based on the novel by David Mitchell. All of us men and women, representatives of different nationalities and cultures – the uniform interconnected organism, and we have to live in Peace.   I travel a lot, have visited different continents. Every time, getting acquainted with various cultures, traditions, I understand the general dreams and hopes of each other’s is to be happy. I am sure that it is necessary and important to strive for unity, and not vice versa. Project focus is what we have in common and could teach and learn about each other. I would bring the idea by showing and telling stories about traditional food, picking up the fashion ideas, telling about the costume design, the country, by picking up the common proverbs and etc.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Early Adoption: I have completed a pilot and analyzed the impact of that pilot on the intended users of the idea. I have begun to expand the pilot for early adoption.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

I’m a motivational blogger and influencer. Every day I try to inspire people to be kinder, nice to each other, be tolerant, believe in themselves and make a different by changing their life’s to be able to change the world around.

Expertise in sector

  • 5-7 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered company.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

Once I have watched the documentary series where representatives of various nationalities rigidly responded about each other. But when they learned that they carried out the same DNA and general ancestors they understood it is unreasonable to judge the person on his nationality and skin color. I’m a mixed raised myself and the great example how the cultural borders could be erased.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

My area of live is mother of Earth that is teared up with the wars, intolerance and aggressions. The thing we have to understand that everything happens even in a little county or region has influence later on the entire planet. The planet is one big organism. We people spend so much effort to prove to each other that “someone” is better than the other. Instead of letting the idea “we are all great” to grow in our hearts. I’m a mother of two beautiful daughters who wants to make a deferens to give a better future to my kinds and the others. Another movie that inspired me is Disney’s Monsters inc. The Monstropolis were in need for much energy could only get that from the tears of children, that every monster every night had to scary to death. But then by a fortunate mistake they realized that lough not the tears give much more energy to the city and become happy. We have to give each other the idea that if we all live in peace; cherish each other we will win.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

My colleagues, my team, my business partners, not profit organizations and cultural centers.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

We could call Kazakhstan where I live as one of the most multinational country in the world: there are more that 120 nationalities live here and we all live in peace. Speak the language of tolerance and love. We even have this common joke that every person in Kazakhstan is a relative to each other. What often comes to the true story. My family is a multinational and great example how we all can live in peace love respect and cherish each other.

Geographic Focus

I want to “Built my Bridge” big to share idea of the intl. affinity of the people inhabiting Earth.

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

I plane to creat a story of 4 countries transformations a month, Phase 1: 1-5 month creating the bank of about 20 of stories/transformations. All the stories to be published on the social networks, magazines and youtube. Phase 2: Creating a first photo exhibition to expand the exposure among people. That would double our effort of telling the story. During the 36 month so me and my team would be happy to explore 144 country - story. You faithfully, Asel Zoe

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No


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Photo of Ozuluonye Shedrack

Hello Asel Zoe,

Your project is laudable and creative and I am just wondering  how you will be able to tell a unique stories for each culture in a large  sample (Ethnicity). Perhaps you choose a smaller sample as advised by Azra Ismail.
I just followed your link and understand your areas of strength given the above idea. 

Good Luck. 

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