Kristin Black about 11Eleven Project
Creative minds and social changers unite on November 11, 2011 - for a better world
- Series: INTERVIEWS
It’s only one week to go to the 11th and things are really heating up. Start charging your batteries, plan your recordings and to check out the website www.11Elevenproject.com and the facebook page for all the latest news about the biggest creative project of our human history. To participate upload your recordings from 11/11/11 onto social media sites like SoundCloud, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, or WordPress and make sure you tag it #11ElevenLive. The excited 11Eleven Project Headquarter is very busy, crazy, fun, happy. Let’s find out more with asking Kristin Black, the UK’s ambassador of the project.
On this day everyone around the world who has access to a camera will record his or her entire day to create a time capsule documentary of the world. Not only can people submit video footage, but they can submit photos, music, and art that were taken or created on November 11, 2011. We’re trying to create a film that encapsulates the world, as we know it now, and attempt to unify everyone around the world through the means of art.
About the revolutionary aspect: How can creativity change the world?
Who is the creative head behind the idea?
The project started through Danielle Lauren, our founder and creative director. She has worked on several film projects and has done charitable projects in the past. She wants to use her skills and passion to contribute to the advancement of a positive global change and a better future for all. She created a widespread outreach program in order to recruit people who have similar views and goals of wanting to unify and ameliorate the world, and thus the project was born.
We’re making it possible to have both online as well as postal submissions of footage, music, and art. It will take a great deal of time to go through all of the footage, but the project has a great staff of volunteers and workers who are extremely dedicated to this project. It’s definitely going to be hard to choose what to put into the film because we want to have everyone’s aspect of life showcased, but at the end of the day, we’ll have to choose.
What are your plans with film?
I would love for the film to be showcased all around the world to mass audiences. This is a documentary film that is about OUR world now, and how we can make it a better place by putting aside our cultural differences and embracing the fact that we are all human. We are one. I want people to recognize what they themselves can do to help out others, and possibly find other ways, after the project is done, to use artistic and creative ways to limit the “boundaries” of society.
The 11Eleven Project is focusing on the 8 UN Millennium Development Goals which are eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combatting HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and other diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability, and focusing on global partnership for development. The project has chosen one charity for each goal. The charities that we are focusing on are among others Kiva Microfunds, Save the Children, UNICEF and the WWF. Besides the 8 main charities we’re also focusing on smaller charities throughout the world as well.
Your mission personally?
As the Ambassador for both the UK and the United States I want people to see the similarities that we all have, and celebrate our differences. I want people to see that there is more to this world than what our current day-to-day lives consist of, and I want people to realize that there is a bigger picture that needs to be examined.