Well worth 34 minutes of your time if you HD fullscreen it and snap your headset on!
Also, for the Mike Oldfield fans out there, can you spot the sample?
From storycorps.org: StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
There’s a great deal of highly interesting material collected, and the importance of such a library cannot be measured or compared to anything. Some of the stories are very personal, and I sometimes find myself left with a sense of gratitude for being let in on the highlights of other people’s lives. This one here is a good example, it might make your eyes moist:
A world-wide version of StoryCorps would be beautiful.
Also, if you have the time, or a slight interest in football artistry (in which case, MAKE time), watch this:
When the English ran Hong Kong there was a portion of the city they could not police, for (probably very complicated) political reasons. Kowloon was without building regulations or law enforcements for years, and where chaos is allowed, chaos grows! The photos of the city-within-city were taken not long before the area was bulldozed upon China regaining the control of Hong Kong. Mind-boggling, incredible.