Global Lives Project Talk at the Berkeley Arts Museum and Pacific Film Archive
December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
The Global Lives Project is a collaborative film production and exhibition program intended to build a video library of life experience. In this event, Global Lives founder David Evan Harris, filmmakers Naomi Ture and Daniel Chein, and globallives.org webmaster Benn “Shishin Junsei” Meyers present clips and offer their perspectives on the project at the Berkeley Arts Museum and Pacific Film Archive. A Q&A session and refreshments follow.
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Check out a trailer for the Lives in Transit Series here:
David Evan Harris, chancellor’s public scholar at UC Berkeley and research director at the Institute for the Future, founded the Global Lives Project in 2004. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian, United Nations University, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and dozens of other venues around the world. Harris’s research and teaching focus on topics including art, activism, inequality, and media.
Naomi Ture is a filmmaker, creative director, and media producer who seeks to empower global connections. She has created film and media projects for Warner Brothers, NBC, Global Lives Project, the Exploratorium, and numerous tech and mission-driven organizations.
Daniel Chein is an Oakland-based filmmaker and a recipient of the Princess Grace Film Award. His most recent film, Basha Man, won the Student Film Award at CAAMFest2017. Daniel is an associate producer at Walking Iris Media, and is currently completing his MFA in cinema at San Francisco State University.
Shishin Junsei, né Benjamin Meyers, has been a web developer since 2005, and has been focusing recently on empathetic endeavors both in his work online and as a Buddhist priest.
On October 4, the Global Lives Project launched a campus-wide, site-specific video installation which will evolve over the course of the 2017-18 school year. The exhibit will showcase 24 hours in the daily life of 20 people from 17 countries around the world. Exhibit locations include the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, CITRIS Tech Museum (Sutardja Dai Hall), the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, and the Haas School of Business. Exhibition dates for each location follow below:
• CITRIS and the Banatao Institute: October 4, 2017 through May 31, 2018
• BAMPFA: October 24 through December 29, 2017
• Hearst Museum of Anthropology: October 24, 2017 through January 31, 2018
• Haas School of Business: Spring/Summer 2018 (Dates TBA)
This exhibit is supported by the CITRIS Connected Communities Initiative, the David Eckles Fund for Diversity and Social Impact, the Haas School of Business’ Center for Social Sector Leadership, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Adobe Foundation.