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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. https://www.instagram.com/aselzoe/ http://thelondonpost.net/i-believe-in-power-of-thinking-asel-zoe/ https://forbes.kz/made_in_kz/osobyiy_dar_1496363224/s://forbes.kz//made_in_kz/bloknot/ https://forbes.kz/made_in_kz/osobyiy_dar_1496363224/

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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Team

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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Hi Asel! This is an interesting project with a wonderful motivation. Just wondering, how will you ensure that the cultures/nationalities are depicted sensitively? I don't have an understanding of Kazakhstan's context, but perhaps focusing on one or two relatable aspects of culture, such as fashion and food, could be a starting point for sharing more about the culture of the region you are studying? So instead of depicting a whole nationality, you could focus on sharing one part of it in detail (maybe a recipe), and give more information about life in that culture as you describe it (such as the history behind the recipe and the spices, how it was introduced in the country, how is it eaten, etc).

I love that you are doing this to share more love, peace, and understanding! Wish you all the best!

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DearAzra,

I highly appreciate your feed back which is very important to me especially at this stage.
That was an intention and already exsisted pilot - I reincarnated telling the stories and beauty, cooking ideas from the regions. My idea to concentrate on interesting facts similarities, on fashion aspect as you may see on the picture - so we all can take from one to another)) But thank you - i will work on bringing my idea more clearly!

I wish you good luck in your project either - lets make our planet more beautiful.

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Dear Asel,

I agree with Azra about the culture sensitivity, for instance using the Native American headdress by a non-native is considered as a grave offense. You should make sure that it doesn't come across as a mockery (so ask and discuss with experts from each paeticular culture). I also was thinking, that as a woman you are limited to women fashion etc., are you also planning on doing male ethnicities /'roles'? Or will you let a man do those?
In any case, it's an innovative idea, all the best!!

Best,

M. Ahmadi

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Dear M. Ahmadi,

I highly apreciate your feed back and time.

My general idea it to show that we are «all great» no matter what color are we: in the project one person (me) is the same inside and the color does not affect human beings.

Sociologist and psychologists say that imitation is the best way of sympathy – its my key.

And jut like you project, mine is education either.

I'm bringong people to sympathy. By showing our coommon proverbs, by showing that we can be beautiful by bringing elements of our cultural to each other. And – people wear costumes in the movies on scene, showing beauties of itnot trying to offend each other.


May be I need more time and images to explain my idea – I would be very glad to beom efineds on socila media so we can follow our projects deepley

Please follow and I will follow back

https://www.instagram.com/aselzoe/
https://www.facebook.com/asel.zoe
Wish you good luck,
Best
Asel Zoe

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Dear Asel Zoe,

It's a beautiful idea and I wish you all the best for it! I understand your point. Good luck! I'll keep an eye on your project through the social media links you have provided :)

https://www.facebook.com/unawe
https://twitter.com/unawe
https://www.facebook.com/thestepup.org/

Have a nice day!

Best,

M. Ahmadi

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Photo of Asel Zoe
Team

Great, M.Ahmadi - I like your pages - good luck and see you soon))

AZ

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Hello Asel ,

Your project is inspirational and amazing. Please keep up the good vibes

Good luck.

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Nseabasi Akpan,

Thank, will do, We are all creating a better future here. Good luck you too.

AZ

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Hello Asel Zoe,

We think your project is amazing and inspirational. It could be a great educational platform, and your social impact could increase if you try to connect it with educational programs or strategies around the world (online and in schools).

Good luck!

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Oh, waw, thanks a lot for the great feed back and its truly could be an educational platform - adding this to my portfolio))

And wishing you good luck in your project too))

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Photo of Gideon
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Great work,your project and mine are almost similar in some way,I would really love to learn more from your experience.

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Photo of Asel Zoe
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I agree, I just get to use to the web site, how we can team up, do you?!

Please advise))

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Am going the Barack Obama way "YES WE CAN"

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Photo of Asel Zoe
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I love this motto! Greta for sharing. I would add:
I heard Japanese moto - if everybody can do that, it means I can do either. But if nobody can do it - I will do it. May be the translation is not exactly the same. But the meaning is perfect - what do you think. I think its about you too.

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Hi,I have looked through your idea once more,the picture were you potray your self in different races was also in my thought.Suggestion, your idea seems to focus more on race as a dividing factor,why can't you incorporate or I mean fuse in my idea to make it more complete,coz I think that religion,type government I.e democracy( political part A,political party B etc) are some of the causes of our divisions. I would also love to send a short script which can summarize all this,my email kingdomconcept84@gmail.com and what's up line +260960207985.

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Dear Gideon,

Thanks for your additional comments - I would have to think deeply in what you say. And to be able to return with that. Could what country this this phone number

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Its Zambia in southern Africa.

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Thanks, you are right. I also think our common international religion is love - and when people are driven with that they create better world and its the power of creation.

Please follow my blog - I'm starting to right in english))

Good luck and hope to see you soon.
Kindly,

Asel Zoe

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Hello Asel ZOE, So i as reading and you give me full of energy and hope on the humanity. It s very inspiring and i think we can change the mentality with this kind of project. You are working on a serious problem wich is to change people behaviour, but it s a necessary job to live in peace all together. I wish all the best to succeed and i will follow your work closely :)

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DearAhmed,


Thanks a lot for your great feed back and int makes me fly - that you heard me.
I'm about to start to write my personal blog https://www.instagram.com/aselzoe/ in english to be able to inspire more people. Michael Jackson was right - want to change the world start with your self. I wish you a great transformation In your project either and many followers who would help you to boost an out loud widely your ideas for the prosperity.
Best
AZ

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Dear Asel,
Your work sounds great and it comes at a time that is so much needed when the world is getting more divided. I wish you all the best in your work. Just a suggestion maybe add what you had learnt from your pilot or could share samples of the work as well as people's feedback to it? Also I hope local communities with multi cultures can be focused on, that way you get different narratives just in one place, so as you explained with your family, different nationalities but still you all care and love each other, which should be the same for the world as well
Best,
Bahaa

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Hi Asel Zoe , Thanks for your interesting idea. I am touched by our statement " 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 " this is something that has created internal violence inside human brain. Your motto is really great. Since you have expertise in this sector for 5-7 years, I would love to learn what has been the accomplishments so far from your work. What has been the change of perceptions and what has been the intersection so far between peace, prosperity and planet as well from your past experience? Bridge builder believes in the intersection. Also the challenges so far to convey your message . I have always been admirer of Art works and Artists like you. Looking forward to learn more.

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Hello Ashley Zoe,
Wow. I am very much impressed in what you are doing, I believe we should spread the message that we are all great, and difference in culture actually is the reason we should be even more close and learn the heritage of cultures from each other.
so what is your long term goal, how do you plan to impact a wider audience and have people all over the world to practice what you do and spread the message of peace and prosperity.
i would like to know more about what you are doing. Maybe you can email me (abubakarmbarak99@gmail.com)

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Dear Abubakar,

Thanks a lot for your time and feed back. My long term idea is to show that we all have so much in common than vs so we should concentrates on the best futures not the negatives.

Another idea is that if we allow the idea that our skin color could be any but the inside person who we are - that is what important. Who we are as a human beign has the great importance.
And the last but not the lest - people aggressive and do not tolerate is because we have prejudices concentrated on the negatives. My idea to always concentrate on positive side. And when we all know that our blood is a many ears crossbreeding we would never be to shallow to judge each other by this.