Tear Down This Wall!
Kickstarter of the Week
Kai Wiedenhöfer is a Berlin-based photographer who has a dream of knocking down the metaphorical and literal walls that separate all of us as a global community. Over the past seven years he has photographed eight border and separation walls around the globe and he hopes to use them in a public exhibition he calls WALLONWALL.
His plan is to produce gigantic prints of 36 photographs that will measure 29 ft wide x 10 ft high, with each being placed side-by-side along a section of the Berlin Wall. The exhibition of images showing the walls that separate against the canvas of the most famous fallen wall is a very powerful concept and one that we hope you will support. As Kai says on his Kickstarter page, peace begins where walls fall, not where they are erected.
Kai needs to rise £13,000 by July 2, 2013 to tear down this wall, and we love his vision.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adam Leipzig is the founder and CEO of MediaU, online career acceleration. MediaU opens the doors of access for content creation, filmmaking and television. Adam, Cultural Daily’s founder and publisher, has worked with more than 10,000 creatives in film, theatre, television, music, dance, poetry, literature, performance, photography, and design. He has been a producer, distributor or supervising executive on more than 30 films that have disrupted expectations, including A Plastic Ocean, March of the Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets Society, Titus and A Plastic Ocean. His movies have won or been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, 11 BAFTA Awards, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys, 2 Directors Guild Awards, 4 Sundance Awards and 4 Independent Spirit Awards. Adam teaches at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Adam began his career in theatre; he was the first professional dramaturg in the United States outside of New York City, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, where he produced more than 300 plays, music, dance, and other events. Adam is CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, a company that navigates creative entrepreneurs through the Hollywood system and beyond, and a keynote speaker. Adam is the former president of National Geographic Films and senior Walt Disney Studios executive. He has also served in senior capacities at CreativeFuture, a non-profit organization that advocates for the creative community. Adam is is the author of ‘Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers ’ and co-author of the all-in-one resource for college students and emerging filmmakers 'Filmmaking in Action: Your Guide to the Skills and Craft' (Macmillan). (Photo by Jordan Ancel)