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NEW ORLEANS PRESENTATIONS
Could I Take a Bullet?
BY JOHN RICHIE
@ VOL 10
ON SEP 20, 2013
Filmmaker John Richie speaks about the people that he came to know making "Shell Shocked", a documentary about youth and gun violence in New Orleans. He became very close to people that had lost loved ones (oftentimes children) in this way.
Many of the shootings in New Orleans are due to retaliatory violence. Like Ed Buckner says in Shell Shocked, “When you shoot one black kid, all you are doing is inciting his 20 friends to come and kill you.”
As John says, "The retaliatory response is a young man’s way of dealing with it, and only a small group of “hardheads” will do this. Most people who have lost a loved one in this violent, unfair way have years, if not a lifetime, of intense grief and anger. But what I’ve seen from the mothers, fathers, and friends of victims is an amazing transcendence from grief to compassion and enlightenment. I’m amazed by it, and I wonder if I lost my brother or best friend to gun violence which path I’d take. I hope I would follow the example of the great people in my film Shell Shocked."
Shell Shocked is screening at the National League of Cities conference in 2013 and is available for purchase at www.shellshockeddoc.com
Press Street - You Belong Here
Local artist and Executive Director of Press Street, Bob Snead shares the initial idea behind this organization and it’s “We Can Do It!” spirit. In 6 minute and 40 seconds Bob compresses the 9 year history and Press Street and how it has evolved and grown.
What You Give Will Grow
BY DENNIS LOMONACO
@ VOL 14
ON OCT 08, 2014
Dennis Lomonaco, Co-Founder at Story Block Media, talks about how the idea of “we” being a team effort and that as a team ”we” can achieve more than with any one individual effort. Dennis shares the various programs, that community members, as a team, that give back to the community and a bit about the Geaux Give cards, a system to track acts of kindness that came from New Orleans Saint’s Thomas Morstead’s former coach Frank Gansz Sr. saying “What you give will grow. What you keep you will lose.”
I'd Rather Be Printing
BY J.S. MAKKOS
@ VOL 17
ON MAY 13, 2015
"This is the first color newspaper ever printed in New Orleans!"
In I'd Rather Be Printing from Pechakucha Night New Orleans Vol. 17, J.S. Makkos shares falling in love with antique printing presses as a youth exploring in his father’s antique shop. This helped define his passion for print making. He came down to New Orleans with a purpose to salvage the detritus and material culture of this city that was being lost in dumpsters and through a sequence of events, stumbled on a treasure trove of New Orleans history.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, October 5th, 2015.
Reckless By Nature - Finding the Flow
BY BRENT E. HOUZENGA
@ VOL 18
ON OCT 22, 2015
Brent Houzenga is a New Orleans-based painter and musician who could be the epitome of reckless youth growing in Fulton, IL and being told he can be whatever he wanted. Today new father, Brent’s projects consists of painting of dead people. He shares with us his idea of finding and achieving flow in his work and life.
This...Was Wild and Crazy
BY TRAVIS "ARTSOULLIFE"
@ VOL 18
ON OCT 22, 2015
ArtSoulLife (Travis Pickett) is an American contemporary artist, emerging from the melting pot of culture in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been self-taught since the age of 9 and honing his skills since. ArtSoulLife share with us his brilliant take on being a young, wild, and crazy.
Harnessing Wild Horses
BY MUSA ALVES
@ VOL 18
ON OCT 22, 2015
“My mom raised me and I quickly because an independent little person with a lot of personality.”
In Harnessing Wild Horses from PechaKucha Night New Orleans Volume 18 Musa Alves is a DJ, photographer, international fun haver, cheeseburger enthusiast, Brazilian redneck. In this presentation Musa goes chronologically through her life because reckless youth has been a constant theme. She is the product of a Mississippi Delta Debutant and a Brazilian bassist. In her life, she has fallen off the horse a few times, but has always managed to get back up. Whether reckless youth has led to ambition or ambition has led reckless youth, Musa has always carved her own path by harnessing the wild horses that drives you to do the things that scare you, and challenge you, and make you vulnerable.
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Leave My Heart in Vancouver
BY SHAWNA OLSTEN
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 13, 2013
After an experimental phase in her youth, Shawna Olsten longed for a marketing spot in the action sports industry. She only had one, tiny stiplulation: she had to do so in the city of Vancouver. Here Shawna speaks of her trials, triumphs, but mostly her gratitude to the city that raised her.
Flipping the Script on Youth Engagement
BY MATTHEW BLACKSHAW
@ VOL 10
ON JAN 22, 2016
Matthew Blackshaw is a community organizer and researcher who strives to make politics more nuanced and accessible. His presentation. He shares his experiences of his work through CanYouEngage, an NGO that connects youth and political decision makers.
Being Young in Kabul
BY SAMINA ANSARI
@ VOL 30
ON JUN 13, 2016
"The reason I went back to Kabul … is I felt something was changing, something was very different, and I wanted to see it with my own eyes."
In Being Young in Kabul from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 30, Samina Ansari tells us that in March 2015, a woman was stoned and burned to death in the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. That's when Ansari decided to return to her birth country after 20 years of absence. One year later, she wants to share her experiences and observations: Kabul is more than what you see in the news.
The Power of Radio
BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.
Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab.
BY RYLEE MCKINLAY
@ VOL 5
ON SEP 08, 2016
Rylee McKinlay boldly steps out of the shadows to take the audience on a vivid and raw journey through her ongoing battle with mental health. Initially struggling to access support in the Kootenays, Rylee and her family relocated to find the help they needed for anorexia in the Okanagan. Since recovering Rylee shares her ongoing work to battle anorexia, as well as dismantle stigma and empower others to do the same.
Iniciativa Por Los Jóvenes
BY FRANSISCO COVA
@ VOL 3
ON AUG 04, 2016
Desde Caracas, Francisco Cova, nos cuenta sobre su experiencia en la "Iniciativa por los Jóvenes", en la cual se busca contribuir con la preparación de los jóvenes de Venezuela, la próxima generación de profesionales. Con esta Iniciativa, se e dan a los jóvenes herramientas para estar formados profesionalmente y así conseguir trabajos que contribuyan con el país.
Rethinking Ending Hunger
BY KRISTEN PRICE
@ VOL 13
ON NOV 25, 2016
"Dream a bit bigger because being realistic is overrated."
In Rethinking Ending Hunger at PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 13, World Vision Youth Ambassador Kristen Price shares her discovery of revolutionary intiatives to combat hunger whilst volunteering in Kenya. She invites you to think outside the box and rethink your approach of ending world hunger.
Building Hope: Why I Chose to Support the Case for At-Risk Mothers
BY SARAH ASHFIELD
@ VOL 1
ON JAN 25, 2017
A look at the life of Sarah Ashfield: raised in an adopted family and what led to her decision to spearhead The New Addition Campaign.
5 Things We Want our 40 Year-Old Selves to Know
“You are not going to be applauding yourself for living a stable and steady life. Instead you are going to remember going outside of your comfort zone and doing crazy things!”
Julia Sun and Tania Kwan, graduating high school students, have 5 life lessons to share with their 40 year old selves despite their young age to remind us about the important things that we often seem to forget about.
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Tell Us About Your PK
If you're a regular follower of the blog, then you know that for the most part, we tend to share event reports, upcoming event info, posters and flyers, and highlights from the site's "Presentations" section. We definitely would love to see more posts about different aspects of the PechaKucha experience, and that means that we definitely WELCOME any and all stories that relate to PechaKucha events around the world, whether it's your own gallery of photos, some funny encounters, or even some thoughts on what you experienced. We're open to anything and everything, so get in touch!
Young Filmmaker Shines at PKN Coquitlam
We've had a few very young presenters participate at PechaKucha Nights before -- you may remember when we covered PKN Providence's Shae Janiga -- and here's another amazing young girl presenting at her first PKN, 11-year-old filmmaker Miranda Andersen, who presented at last night's PKN in Coquitlam Vol. 2. Organizer Helen Daniels shares this bio of Miranda which we post below, and here's also a link to a piece on her from The Now (where the photo was taken from). We're also very happy to note that Miranda is just back from LA, where she accepted a prize for her film on Mary Hagedorn.My name is Miranda Andersen. I am ll years old. I made my first film when I was 9. It started as a writing project on heroes. Since my hero was local I wanted to take the project a step further and turn it into a film. After that, every Monday afternoon after school, my teacher helped me to learn about making movies using iMovie. It was entered in the My Hero Film Festival in California and I won. My next film was a short silent on the same subject, Ruth Foster (I worked with Ruth as a volunteer at the Mossom Creek Hatchery in Port Moody). I did this film to fit the criteria for an Earth Day Canada competition. It won a best overall award. Last year I sat on a film jury in Vancouver and entered one of my films at the festival as well and won best screenplay. When I was 10 I got interested in a scientist named Mary Hagedorn who is a marine biologist with the Smithsonian Institute who is trying to save coral using cryogenics. I went to Hawaii to interview her and she gave me a tour of the facility she works at and an interview. Then I worked at home on school days on my teacher's laptop to complete this movie. Next I made another movie on Mary for a whole different festival (Planet in Focus) and it was screened in Toronto - I even got paid for it. I've finished another short silent on Mary for this year's Earth Day Canada festival. I enjoy making all these films and I already have some ideas for future ones. I think of myself as a artist first and a filmmaker second. I take art lessons and love to paint, draw and do anything crafty.
A Traveling Companion, the Indonesian Youth Conference, and PKN St. Louis at the CAM
Presentations In 2009, Nikki Mansel met a tiny bear during a trip. Since then, it has turned into her most trusted traveling companion, and as you'll see in her presentation (from PKN Jersey Vol. 1), they've been sharing adventures in quite a few countries. Here are details on this presentation by Alanda Kariza, presented in Indonesian at PKN Jakarta Vol. 7.Indonesian Youth Conference (IYC) is an activity planned and organized by youth, and aimed at gathering Indonesia youth to share problems and ideas, enhance their awareness of current issues, and convince the public that youth voices must be heard and taken seriously. IYC consists of two activities that are intertwined with each other: 1. A forum that invites 33 young people aged 15 to 21 years from all over Indonesia to represent their respective provinces at this event. They are expected to be actively involved in communities and networks, respectively, are determined to make a change towards a better Indonesia, and want to start a movement or project in their community. 2. A festival, made up of organized seminars and workshops that can be visited by anyone by buying tickets. Seminar sessions and workshops at the festival are more general, covering a wide range of issues. It invites experts, professionals, government officials, and youth achievement to talk about law and governance, politics, culture, creative industries, information technology, environment, education, health, activism, social entrepreneurship, as well as journalism and media. Posters We have a few new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with the poster above for this past Friday's PKN Seoul Vol. 12, which marked a re-launch of the series -- it had been dormant for a few years. Also uploaded are posters for tonight's PKN Fresno Vol. 16 and for next month's PKN Concepcion Vol. 7. Photos Today we point out this photo gallery [Facebook], which covers last month's PKN St. Louis Vol. 9, held at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM). Take note that PKN St. Louis Vol. 10 is set for September 27. Calendar We kick off the week with tonight's (July 23) PKN Fresno Vol. 16 and PKN San Jose Vol. 7. Tomorrow, you can look forward to PKN Rockford Vol. 2 and PKN Halifax Vol. 11.
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Branto: the Brain, the Eye and the Ear of Your Home
How a beloved mother feels, whether the children are doing their lessons, whether the cat is in the fridge ... in short what is going on at home you can find out without leaving the office with the help of this wonder ball – Branto. For you, it will become whoever you want: a household assistant, a “secret agent" or a reliable guardian. This amazing device of Victor Sergienko, Director of R&D, Branto and a start-up team was presented in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Start-up Vol. 9 that looks like a usual beautiful decor item and is easily controlled with any mobile platform: phone, tablet, etc.
The LongStory: an Online Dating Game for Youth
"There's the question of whether young people want to learn from their teachers ... the answer is probably, 'No.'" Miriam Verburg is the producer of LongStory, one of the first LGBTQ friendly dating games made specifically for young people. In "The LongStory: an Online Dating Game for Youth" from PKN Toronto Vol. 29, she discusses why she decided to devote two years of her life to producing a dating game for kids and shows some of the interesting things she learned along the way about creating games about feelings.
You and Your Bad Habits: Why it's Not All Your Fault
We are what we repeatedly do. And what we repeatedly do has a tremendous impact on the people around us. Kelley Amadei has lots of bad habits. Habit is a word we toss around, but habits, as she says, are very personal. In “You and Your Bad Habits: Why it’s Not All Your Fault” from PKN Garrison Vol. 7, Kelley speaks about the research she has done to understand why our brains are constantly seeking the satisfaction of bad habits.
Being Funny When You're Really Not That Funny
"If you can make them laugh -- bring joy, happiness, connect with them -- it's worth it." Zainal Bostaman, engineer by day and stand-up comic by night, talks about how he began his comic career (miserably) and after several hits and misses, reached a point where people can properly laugh at his jokes. In "Being Funny When You're Really Not That Funny" from PKN Bandar Seri Begawan Vol. 2, we see that he now holds comedy workshops and teaches others on how to be funny when they think they're not really that funny.
The Droids You're Looking For
"You would not expect a little R2-D2 to teach you so much about philanthropy, about people, about love, about paying it forward."In The Droids You're Looking For from PechaKucha Night Bangor Vol. 9, computer geek, robot builder, licensed private pilot, and huge sci-fi movie fan, Paul Bussiere shares his big heart and strong belief in "paying it forward". Paul has built two all-aluminum R2-D2s and spends his time spreading smiles by doing pediatric visits and numerous charity visits with everybody's favorite droid!
Being Young in Kabul
"The reason I went back to Kabul … is I felt something was changing, something was very different, and I wanted to see it with my own eyes." In Being Young in Kabul from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 30, Samina Ansari tells us that in March 2015, a woman was stoned and burned to death in the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. That's when Ansari decided to return to her birth country after 20 years of absence. One year later, she wants to share her experiences and observations: Kabul is more than what you see in the news.