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Pavel Jansta

social activ(-ator/ist), Freelancer in Vodnany

From Vodňany to Jerusalem ~ From Hiroshima to Nagasaki

PRESENTED ON FEB 22, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 144

As a passionate traveler, reader and haiku writer – Pavel Janšta shares his amazing journey from Vodňany to Japan as he created deep connections with the people he met along the way. As a part of Pavel's exhibition, he created Japan's infamous paper cranes with complete strangers in hopes of spreading the message of peace from one part of the world to the other.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 21st, 2017.

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From Hanoi With Love

BY MIKE DOUGLASS
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 24, 2013

Mike Douglas takes us on a poetic journey he crafted around, and for, the city of Hanoi, illustrating what makes it a good city. 

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Shadows of the Survivors

BY RIKAKO NAGASHIMA
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

When the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima, people's shadows were permanently scorched in to their surroundings. Rikako Nagashima and her team contacted 23 survivors and took copies of their shadows. They then placed these shadows around Hiroshima as a memorial and to spread awareness of what happened. From Peace Shadow Project's website we can see where these survivors were, hear their stories, and leave them a personal message. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on December 11, 2013.

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Growing Hope, Living Dreams

BY RAMSI KAMAR
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Ramsi Kamar, a born again farmer from Jerusalem, talks about the many parallels he found between Louisville and his hometown. In Louisville the local community has helped him build a farm. Now he lives a life of diversity through working on his farm with the local community.

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A Trip to Nagasaki

BY PAUL FREEBORN
@ VOL 23 ON DEC 19, 2014

Paul Freeborn shares a set of photos from two separate trips to Nagasaki. He shares his experience in the new and old site of Nagasaki through his captued photos.

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Everything I know about Love I learned from Pop Songs

BY CATH JOSIF
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 07, 2015

Cath Josif offers this extremely witty and humorous talk to take you down memory lane. Enjoy.

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Film and Faith

BY ANDREA GEMA
@ VOL 46 ON NOV 07, 2017

Film is an expression of our conscious and unconscious worlds. Film depicts our engagement with the spiritual dynamic of this life, painting visions of the battle between good & evil. Andrea Gema questions what this battle is & how we can learn more about it from films we view.

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Hope, Happiness and Stars

BY NATHALIE UMMELS
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Nathalie Ummels is an education innovator, community-activist and world traveller with a passion for sustainability and dark chocolate. In her presentation, Nathalie talks about the unexpected life lessons from a family who hit the road and left everything behind.

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The Experience of a Young Traveller

BY SABEEN FAROOQ
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

Sabeen Farooq showcases ther challenging journey to the K2 clean-up camp. She discusses her purposeful travel from Islamabad to Skardu and onwards to K2, the second highest peak in the world, with representatives from different countries. She stresses the importance of waste management at sightseeing spots of Pakistan and shares details of her clean-up expedition at K2 base camp.

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Living a Dynamic Life

BY LAURA MARSON
@ VOL 49 ON JUL 03, 2018

Laura has gone from working in the design field to cook to solo world traveller. It is finding small opportunities and taking leaps of faith to make big changes. She hopes to encourage and inspire others with curious minds and wanderlust souls.