Global People Project is a non-profit organization set up to raise awareness and promote a better understanding of ourselves and others in a global context.
It aims to pioneer new forms of storytelling, such as open documentary, to achieve this.
Documentary for the open web. Open documentary embraces today’s culture of remix through Creative Commons Licensing to maximize digital creativity, access, sharing and innovation.
Yes, you will be able to explore stories from all these areas soon as new stories are added to Global People Project as it evolves.
Production began in Spring 2012 after the completion of development work.
These range from broad questions about human innovation and the future to more personal subjects such as happiness, fear and love. New answers to these universal questions appear on here on the Thought Map as we proceed.
The Thought Map is an interactive map that allows you to explore patterns in people’s thoughts from all walks of life around the world. You can ask, for example, a Kashmiri Farmer, a Tokyo Businessman or a Voodoo Priest from Benin what makes him or her happy, what they wish for other people in the world and what they hope for the future. You can choose questions and explore the filmed answers from one specific person, people in locations or from the world over.
For interviews recorded during the development stages, not all twenty questions were asked. Sometimes people don’t answer all the questions.
We ask people to answer in their native language or mother tongue so they can express themselves as fully as possible. Answers are translated into English to enable access to a wider audience. Other translations may be added in the future.
Please let us know (translateglobalpeopleprojectnet) which languages you would be interested in translating.
We explore how different people from across the globe understand themselves, others and the world around them. We do this in a number of ways:
We ask people questions, twenty of them. Everyone is asked the same set of universal questions in their native language and the answers form the starting point from which to tell and to navigate rich human stories.
We film a lot of stories that capture how different people live in different and not so different ways in the world today.
We share these with you as we create them. Once we had recorded the first interviews we shared them on the Thought Map. We add new interviews all the time. As we shot the first stories we shared some of the people and their stories, as still for the time being as we post-produce the moving image material. We add new people and stories all the time.
No, not at the moment.
No, Global People Project presents its work across the most relevant platforms. As the production progresses, more new and interesting ways to explore the stories will be put in place.
We collaborate with partners such as film schools, universities ans associations in many of the locations we film in to provide digital craft training.
Please contact us (partnersglobalpeopleprojectnet) to find out more.
We add new stories and interviews each week as they are created.