We’re delighted to announce that Harpooned Soul: the Jade Bell story will be premiering in cinema this Wednesday (29 May) at the Fritz Movie Theatre on Salt Spring Island in BC, Canada.
Produced by the Borderless team and Directed by Dean Easterbrook, Harpooned Soul – the Jade Bell story captures the engrossing reality of a man who is fighting a heart-breaking and personal war against drug-addiction among youth.
Jade will be doing a Q&A after the movie – and door sales will be used to fund a music recording studio and mentorship programme for youth on Salt Spring Island.
Date: Wednesday May 29th
Start time: 7pm
Venue: The Fritz Movie Theatre, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
At 23, Jade made the life-changing choice to inject a near-fatal overdose of Cocaine and Heroin into his arm. Fifteen minutes of oxygen deprivation left Jade blind, mute and immobile.
The Jade Bell Story unravels Jade Bell’s character and past life-choices; and travels to present day where Jade is fulfilling his own dream to empower kids with creativity over drugs with his own devastatingly beautiful demonstration of poetry and music.
Watch trailer on the Borderless site
BORDERLESS has worked with Be. Accessible since its inception in early 2011, and today are proud to be getting a Be. Welcome Assessment!
In a world where we are all in a rush and charge ahead with mountains of work each day, it is wonderful to engage with the team at Be. to consider how we are catering to the needs of all people in our communities.
The Be. Welcome assessment looks at how accessible we are as a business; whether we are catering to the needs of all our clients, suppliers, and employees.
This morning our lovely Be. Coach, Lauren, came in and within 2 hours she had quietly completed her checklist and we should receive a rating and report in a week or so.
We’ll let you know how we go! And in the mean time we would certainly recommend getting in touch with the inspiring team at Be. Accessible to find out how you can begin your accessibility journey also!
Phone: 0800 Be in touch (234 686)
BORDERLESS supports new anti-bullying campaign – read more in today’s NZ Herald.
BORDERLESS is proud to work in support of the Mental Health Foundation to promote Pink Shirt Day (18 May 2012), a national campaign aimed to raise awareness around how to prevent bullying. The annual day of action celebrated in New Zealand and internationally, Pink Shirt Day Aotearoa falls on May 18th, 2012.
Our team worked with Tamati Coffey (Weatherman and NZ’s Got Talent Host) Levi ‘Nek Minnit’ Hawken, Roseanne Liang, Witi Ashby and Hayley Holt to create a video in honour of Pink Shirt Day. The video features individual stories and frank discussion about bullying. “I believe we all have the power to change, a power to ask for help and also a power to intervene,” says ex-gang member, Witi Ashby.
To get involved with Pink Shirt Day on 18 May 2012, visit the campaign website
A Grandmother’s Tribe was a project that began in 2006/2007. It revealed the lives of countless grandmothers in Africa, left behind after the loss of their own children, who, with determination and tenderness are now responsible for the rearing of more than 13 million orphaned children in sub-Saharan Africa.
This news piece from Kenyan media channel NTV is an update on Freda, a central character of A Grandmother’s Tribe, highlighting the struggle that her and many other grandmothers face as a result of losing their children to the HIV/AIDs virus and therefore having to care for their orphaned children.
The fact that Kenyan journalists have gone to this small village of Busia is a success in itself; without the film, these grandmothers would most likely have continued their lives completely unnoticed. However, now with the attention of thousands of viewers, the world can start to take notice and assist these grandmothers who have selflessly stepped forward to raise, educate and prepare their grandchildren for a better future.
And the film has brought more than just media attention to the village; mattresses, farming equipment, and even houses, have been donated by viewers of A Grandmother’s Tribe, to assist these unlikely heros. It is a touching example of the benefit that can be gained from highlighting the story of a quiet yet extraordinary group of people.
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