2013 Fundraising Gala and Benefit Art Auction
HD, 3 min 9 sec, in English
November 24th 2013
The Jane Hotel Ballroom, NYC
Yangdaora Art Therapy Project for Children from Fukushima
The Yangdaora Project is about offering a residential art therapy retreat for Fukushima’s children in Singapore, working in partnership with The Red Pencil Foundation. Based in Singapore, this humanitarian charity provides Art Therapy for children who are experiencing overwhelming situations, worldwide.
Evacuation from the contaminated land is essential for those children to lead a healthy life, but many families are struggling to do so due to a lack of financial and emotional resources. Our long-term goal is to provide this retreat to as many Fukushima children as possible. We are determined to do so by involving the community in Fukushima and supporters around the world, throughout the project. By doing so, we can help connect Fukushima with the world and raise global awareness of this devastating situation. It is our hope that this will also help them to get enough support for relocation to a safe environment, before its too late.
Today Is The Day is is a visionary foundation based in Hiroshima Japan. It’s goal will be to reveal consciousness as the starting point of every person’s awareness. Through its activities using the forms of art, music, dance, performance, lecture, video, film, and workshop, the foundation will pursue its purpose: to inspire an art of free will and autonomy.
It will channel awareness into asking questions and building visions. Those visions will reveal a new system of personal and collective thoughts and actions, which will gradually counteract phenomena currently damaging the quality of life on earth. The foundation works from a belief that it is the artist’s calling to inspire a revival of the life-enhancing dynamisim of consciousnes.
The Foundation’s purpose, in addition, is to create and put into practice an ontological vision that transcends the structures and workings of existing systems. This follows from a belief that it is in art’s nature to explore the function of free will and to transcend contrivance in order to construct a social model that allows human existence to stand on its own.
Violin: Naomi Kim
filmed & edited by East River Films, Inc