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Celebrating One Last Christmas For Terminally Ill Boy

Published on Oct 26, 2015 for AJ+ 

The little town of St. George, in Ontario, Canada, is celebrating Christmas in October to make a dream come true for a Evan Leversage, a 7-year-old boy with terminal cancer.

Source – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN6Xqkb84Tw

An Imam, a Priest, and a Rabbi Work Together To Help Syrian Refugees

MSNBC The Shift | Feb 24, 2016 .

Just outside Toronto, members of a local mosque have teamed up with members of a nearby Christian church and Jewish synagogue to help a Syrian family bring seven refugee relatives to Canada. 

 

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc-originals/watch/religious-groups-join-together-to-aid-syrians-630582851997

Source – https://vimeo.com/157622009

Another Kind of Nigerian Startup

YOLA, NIGERIA -- More than a million Nigerians have fled Boko Haram violence in the country's northeast. In the meantime, many are getting entrepreneurial. 

Shot for IBTimes.com 

Source – https://vimeo.com/122916449

Makoko

LAGOS,NIGERIA -- Life in the floating slum of Makoko in Feb. 2015. 

Shot for IBTimes.com 

 

Source – https://vimeo.com/120877644

Violin Lessons and Booze Mix in Brooklyn


Produced for the Village Voice.

Visit the music-teaching couple Ginger Dolden and Pete Lanctot as well as their students who get together in Brooklyn once a week to learn the violin -- and pound some Genesees. "We thought that people like activities and they like beer, so what do we know how to do?" Lanctot recalls. "We could teach violin and give "˜em beer?" With that, Booze Music was created.

Source – https://vimeo.com/130816345

Hands Up, Don't Shop: Ferguson Black Friday Protests In New York City

Hundreds gathered in midtown Manhattan on Nov. 28, 2014. It was Black Friday, but shopping wasn't what they had in mind.

 

Source – https://vimeo.com/113133507

Spot: Carry the Names Protest

Times Square, New York City. Following the death of Eric Garner, protesters gathered to read the names of more than 100 people who have died at the hands of police or racist violence. 

Source – https://vimeo.com/114405184

Ferguson, MO August 20 2014

After the tear gas had finally dispersed, protesters continued to gather in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown as police officers looked on.

Shot on assignment for IBTimes. 

Source – https://vimeo.com/104248472

Slone

Slone, 40, is a professional graffiti artist -- selling his canvases for tens of thousands of dollars , doing custom work and even painting live for audiences at sold-out venues around the country. 

It's a far cry from his life growing up in Brooklyn, where he found a way into the world of graffiti in the 1970s.

"I learned a lot about the movement and I saw a lot of my friends get killed along the way," he says. Nevertheless, he was hooked. 

Source – https://vimeo.com/79539313