Human Postcards: Everyone is a Story

(Films for Action) Human Postcards is an ongoing series of 60 second video portraits, capturing the inspirational and often powerful messages of everyday people from around the world.

Human Postcards

“Since starting in 2015, we have produced over 150 unique postcards in multiple countries. Each postcard is one minute long and focuses on a single idea or aspect of a person’s life.”

“The idea came in 2014 while we were working in London. Every day we walked along Oxford Circus and saw a man in a human billboard costume advertising a golf store. We wondered what he was thinking as he stood there being passed by thousands of people, and if we could capture his story in a format which all of these busy people could enjoy, to change their perception of him.”

“As we started to film, we realised that the project was growing to be more than something about unnoticed people, and that everyone has stories, lessons, and dreams to pass on.”

For more information on our contribution to the project, please watch our video below.

Everyone is a Story | Nora Jaccaud | TEDxAvignon

Nora Jaccaud is the creator of Human Postcards, an ongoing web series of 60-second video portraits capturing the powerful messages of everyday people from around the world. In this talk, Nora shares what she has learned from interviewing over 100 people from around the world. Born and raised in an artists and writers residency, Nora developed an early ability to listen, watch and assist artists. This skill opened up the doors to many countries, cultures, and experiences, which led her gradually to documentary filmmaking. After receiving her masters in dramaturgy at Sorbonne in Paris, she worked as a curator and director in contemporary art and cinema in Europe, China, and the U.S.A.

More portraits in the next parts.

Sources: Films for action


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