Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Simone and Mohammad

Simone Giertz went to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan to meet Mohammad Waheed, who makes toys for the children of the camp. The aim is to collaborate in making a working helicopter for the children. Their time together is a contrast of old and young, Eastern and Western, man and woman, from different parts of the world who don't speak a language in common. There has to be a translator there, but the editing of this video is so exquisite that you don't even realize it. Can they come together to build a helicopter from the materials available? That seems to be almost beside the point, as the real story here is the partnership of two makers. (via Metafilter)

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

Just a fleeting glimpse at 2 people wanting to better the lives of some children who are part of the 33.5 million refugees in the world.