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Undocumented lives, inside out

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    JR: Art is not supposed
    to change the world.
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    But art can change
    the way we see the world.
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    (Music)
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    So now my wish is ...
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    for you to stand up
    for what you care about
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    by participating in a global art project.
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    And together, we'll turn
    the world inside out.
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    [Great big story
    In partnership with TED]
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    Narrator: They had a big idea
    to change the world.
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    But they couldn't do it alone.
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    (Overlapping voices): So my wish ...
    My wish ... I wish ... So now my wish ...
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    And now, here's my wish.
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    [Torchbearers]
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    [Ideas in action]
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    (Camera clicking)
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    JR: My name is JR,
    I like to call myself an artist.
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    There are two ways
    of thinking about my work.
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    The easy way is just -- I'm papering
    black-and-white images on walls.
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    But I believe my work
    is about connecting people.
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    For me, it's the power
    of bringing people together.
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    I went there to do art projects
    with the community.
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    Now I realize that the community
    wanted to do art projects
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    even more than I wanted.
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    And I started thinking:
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    Why I don't take myself
    out of the equation and let them do it?
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    So the wish was pretty simple:
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    we just put up a website
    and you can send us your photo
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    for whatever you believe in
    or whatever you want to fight for;
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    we'll send you back
    your photo in large format,
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    wherever you are in the world.
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    Every day, I see rolls living
    around the world.
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    The project went much further
    than the places I've been,
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    and that shows the power of art.
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    And the Photobooths truck
    is the magic of it.
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    (Music)
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    Luana: We're a team of four
    traveling in the Photobooths truck:
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    Josh, Basel, Jamie and I.
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    Jamie: To pose,
    they should look like this.
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    (Laughter)
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    We are using two of these trucks
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    to cover 30 cities around America.
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    Luana: We're just a tool for people
    that want to send a positive message.
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    Jamie: Step inside
    and take a seat over here.
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    Once the truck is ready and running,
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    anyone can come.
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    Wait for the flash.
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    (Music)
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    (Camera clicking)
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    Touch the screen, take your picture,
    type in information.
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    No matter [unclear]
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    We print on the side, three by four feet.
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    No one is used to seeing
    their face so big.
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    Woman: Oh yeah,
    there's my funny face for you.
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    Jamie: The truck has this magic
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    about bringing photography
    back to the print.
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    Then the posters go to the wall.
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    We use wallpaper glue,
    put them up and that's it.
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    We printed more
    than 300,000 faces already.
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    And we sent them
    to more than 130 countries.
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    (Music)
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    Luana: It's the people's art project.
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    We don't decide the message.
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    It can be political,
    to bring attention to issues.
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    Jamie: I love the idea of using
    photography to promote change.
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    This specific project
    is to raise awareness
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    about the DREAMers situation.
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    Karina Ruiz: Inside Out is bringing
    the opportunity for DREAMers like myself,
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    a person that came here at young age
    to have a better future,
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    to come out and give a face to the issue.
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    Vianey Perez: When people drive by
    and they see a lot of faces,
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    they're going to get curious
    and they're going to wonder who they are.
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    That's the face to the issue.
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    To humanize it.
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    (Music)
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    JR: You do think that just pasting
    an image up there might have no impact,
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    but it does have an impact.
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    You cannot know when and how,
    but it's worth trying.
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    Jamie: It all starts
    with believing. Right?
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    And so, if you don't believe
    that you can make a change,
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    change will never happen.
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    Even if it's a very small change
    in one person, that's a positive change.
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    This is not about JR anymore.
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    It's about everyone who believes
    that art can change the world.
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    JR: I think that definitely art can change
    the perception we have about the world.
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    And if we start seeing
    the world differently,
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    maybe it's a good path
    to start changing the world.
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    [Great big story x TED]
Títol:
Undocumented lives, inside out
Speaker:
JR
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Video Language:
English
Team:
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Projecte:
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Duration:
05:27

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