Human postcards: JAKE “I’m an amputee because of frostbite”

(Human Postcards) Take 60 second to meet Jake, an Arctic Driftologist and Triple Amputee.

Human postcards: JAKE

Jake lost his legs and hand 6 years ago in a snow storm in Greenland. He overcame this obstacle and inspires any person going through a mental or physical hard time to make the first step towards life: TO TRY.

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.
“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.”
More portraits in the next parts.

For more information on this project, please watch the TEDx Talk here.
or read this article: Everyone is a story

Source: Human Postcards


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