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How COVID-19 Impacts People with Disabilities

By Austin Hoang Global Lives Project Intern The COVID-19 pandemic, more colloquially known as coronavirus, affects the lives of almost everyone on Earth. The increase in acts of racism towards Asian people since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as the recent focus on the Black Lives Matter movement, compels us to reconsider how […]

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Lives in Transit: 24 hours of Pierre’s life

By Taylor Hines Edited by Tiffany Huang Global Lives Project Intern Along the St. Lawrence River you’ll find Pierre Vallée, at the head of a ship, navigating through the night. The Lives in Transit series, presented by The Global Lives Project, showcases raw footage from the daily lives of individuals whose occupations involve moving people […]

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Rinzin Norbu Lama (1986-2020)

Rinzin was the videographer and producer of “Mingmar,” a 24-hour shoot from our Lives in Transit series.  In Mingmar, Rinzin tells the story in one day of living in a subsistence economy in a remote village in the mountains of Nepal with a dangerous and difficult path to obtaining currency for purchasing outside goods. My […]

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Global Lives Project : Through the Years

By Fiona Nguyen At Global Lives Project, we are honored to have talented and empathetic individuals who are devoted to working on our mission. There are two programs at University of California, Berkeley called “URAP” and “ACES” that offer students the opportunity to be part of our project and grow with us through the years. […]

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COVID-19: Why we need global empathy now more than ever

By Austin Hoang Global Lives Project Intern The highly contagious COVID-19 disease, more colloquially known as coronavirus, is spreading throughout the world like a raging wildfire, leaving behind more than 1.9 million confirmed cases and 119,000 deaths as of April 13, 2020. Not only is the pandemic causing tremendous economic fallout and disrupting our daily […]

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Global Lives Exhibit at San Francisco State University

The Global Lives Project is committed to showcasing different lifestyles and cultures from all over the globe, helping the world cultivate empathy and unity under a sense of common humanity towards others from all different parts and walks of life. We are excited to showcase the stories of eight incredible lives from around the world. […]

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It’s Art… it’s Anthropology… it’s Tech… it’s…

2017 ANNUAL LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ***See Exhibit Hours and Visitor Information Below*** Dear Friends, This has been a phenomenal year for Global Lives. Our most ambitious and extensive exhibit yet is currently running in three different museums on the UC Berkeley campus. The Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and the […]

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Global film project elevates the ordinary

This article by Kathleen McClay was originally published in the Berkeley News on Nov 29th, 2017. While an undergraduate at UC Berkeley in 2002, David Harris came up with the idea to record a day in an ordinary person’s life and share their specialness.  After graduating two years later, he recorded 24 hours with James Bullock, a cable […]

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Press Release: UC Berkeley Multivenue Exhibit 2017-18

Media Contacts: (BAMPFA) A. J. Fox · (510) 642-0365 · afox@berkeley.edu (Hearst Museum) David Tozer · (510) 642-3683 · dtozer@berkeley.edu (CITRIS and the Banatao Institute) Cheryl Martinez · (510) 642-1146 · cmartinez@citris-uc.org (Haas School of Business) Kim Girard · (510) 643-0259 · kim_girard@haas.berkeley.edu   Global Lives Project Receives Multivenue Presentation on UC Berkeley Campus Throughout 2017-18 […]

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