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Best of MY HERO Films

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Excellent Professional work


Facebook Stories - The Conditioned

Producer: Facebook Stories - Michael Marantz
Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho was homeless in Brazil, for nearly 35 years. In April 2011, he was befriended by a young woman named Shalla Monteiro. Impressed by his poetry she created a Facebook Page to feature Raimundo’s writing. Neither could have expected what happened next.

Water Song

Producer: Mill Valley Film Group/Will Parrinello
Máxima Acuña, a subsistence farmer in Peru’s northern highlands, stood up to Newmont Mining Corporation!

Human Rights & Tolerance


I'll take it from here... Because I'm a Girl

Producer: Raj Yagnik, Shona Hamilton

One in three girls around the world is denied an education by the daily realities of poverty, conflict or discrimination.

Upstanders: The Mosque Across the Street

Producer: Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran
What happens when a mosque moves across the street from a church in the Bible Belt?

Animation


Vital Voices: Hawa Abdi

Producer: Aaron Kisner
Dr. Hawa Abdi is Somalia's first female gynecologist. When the central government collapsed in 1989, Dr. Abdi's one-room clinic on her family farm began treating and housing local people fleeing the fighting.

Tipping Scales: The Story of Lisa Jura

Producer: The Righteous Conversations Project Students

Tipping Scales' follows the journey of a young woman on the Kindertransport from Vienna to London in 1938. This short film was created by students in the Righteous Conversations Project Digital Storytelling Workshop, Summer 2015.

Professional Music Video


Mr. Blue Sky

Producer: Michael Patterson & Candace Reckinger - Song by EL...
An imaginative interpretation of the ELO song Mr. Blue Sky.

SFU Public Square ONE VOICE Music Project

Producer: SFU Public Square/Sarah Van Borek from CANADA
The power of music, media, performance and collaboration to bridge divides and inspire appreciation for diverse communities.

College Narrative


Locks

Producer: Ryan Coogler
A touching story that reminds us not to be limited by preconceived notions.

Present Trauma

Producer: Mark Manalo
'Present Trauma' is a psychological drama about Keith, a Marine veteran struggling to cope with family life after a combat tour overseas.

High School Music Video


Hands Up Don't Shoot

Producer: RAP ARTIST:Queen McElrath, DIRECTOR: Aniea Cody, P...
Nashville students, Queen McElrath and team show love and talent for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson Missouri.

Believe

Producer: Logan Cascia - Music by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Tommy Carroll Dreams, Believes, and Achieves in this heartwarming, documentary-adapted music video. Music by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Elementary Music Video


Heartbeat of the Earth

Producer: The Dreamteam
The Earth needs us and we need the Earth.

Picture the World

Producer: The Dreamteam
Picture A World of Peace

Experimental


Composition For Sustained Rain

Producer: Groupo Humus from ARGENTINA
The leaks of a house become the perfect excuse for an aquatic symphony.

The Dream of Life - Alan Watts

Producer: Isaac Blencowe
Visualizing an inspiring and profound speech from the late Alan Watts.

Dreaming & Taking Action


A Case for Dreaming

Producer: The Moxie Institute/Dir. Tiffany Shlain

This short 6 min film explores the creative and emotional importance of….letting our brains do nothing.

Hummingbird [excerpt from dirt! THE MOVIE]

Producer: Bill Benenson, Gene Rosow and Eleonore Dailly
Wangari Maathai shares a simple story to illustrate a powerful point.

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