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What happens in Ostend, Belgium….

August 30, 2009

The Big Ask Again

You may not be aware of this, but yesterday in Ostend Belgium, tens of thousands of people were gathering together for the purpose of inspiring environmental action.  This protest however, looked an awful lot like the biggest dance party you’ve ever seen.

Last year, 6,000 people gathered to create this film.

This year, director Nic Balthazar and climate campaigner Alain Hubert gathered over 10,000 people together on a beach in Ostend, Belgium to create an even bigger film.  I’m not certain when the 2009 film will be posted, but here is a sneak preview I found on vimeo.

Photos of the shoot can also be found on Flickr.  This event is incredible to me on so many levels but I think the thing I admire most is the ability of artists to inspire people to come together over a crucial matter and then turn that inspiration into something that will inspire people all over the globe.  And hopefully, the right people.

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