smile: the best messenger of peace

I did experience my first "smile catching" when I was invited to attend a meeting

oriented to mediate in the reconciliation of hutus and tutsis from Rwanda held in Mallorca in mid-2004.

Suddenly I got all these women and men -coming from the worst nighmare a person can overcome- smiling to each other after a lunch.

I was hit by these smiles and realized that

The smile is the best peace messenger.

I captured the moment, and I did share it with them.

...and now, with you.

 

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NEW!!

the picture of Daniella has been selected by Joan Fontcuberta to create one of his 'Googlegrams'. Googlegrams are artistic visual creations consisting each one of a mosaic made by 10.000 pictures obtained in the web using Google. The web search is driven by a set of keywords inspired by a main picture. The images obtained via Google are treated like pixels and build the main image.

Joan Fontcuberta saw this page and decide to use the picture of Daniella searching for images provided by a Google searches with the 'peace' word in 80 different languages

 

and MORE:

this Googlegram will illustrate the cover page of the catalog of the exhibition, to run in Paris next November, 10, 2005 in the 'Instituto Cervantes'. The exhibition will then itinerate around the world. If you are interested in details or in hosting an exhibition please contact me, it can be a good tool to promote this and other hot issues contained in the 'Googlegrams' exhibition.

 

I'm persuaded that a lot of new people will know and think about the Rwanda dramatic situation through this unexpected new channel, and I'm glad that showing and sharing brings results beyond expectations.

Dialog, hope and smile are the seeds for a new future in justice in Rwanda, and everyone that approaches the issue from that point of view is captured by the need of progressing as soon as possible...

 

pls share what you think about, and email me.

 

 

for + info about the Rwanda situation, please have a look to:

 

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Daniella's Googlegram will be done searching for images in Google using 80 translations of the word 'peace' as keywords:

  alaafia, amahoro, ashti, bakea, baris, beke, beoto, dailama, duslik, eiphnh, emirembe, filemu, fred, fridn, fridur, friede, frieden, gumund, hacana, hedd, hetep, ilifayaka, innaihtsiiya, jam, kapayapaan, ke, khotso, kutula, lafi, layeni, lumana, maluhia, melino, miers, mina, mir, musango, mutenden, nabad, nei, nimuhore, nye, onpek, pace, paci, pacis, paco, pache, paix, pakoj, panpi, paqe, pardamean, pasch, pasensiya, patz, pau, pax, paxtem, paz, peace, pegdub, pokoj, pyoung-hwa, rahu, roj, rongo, rukun, saamaya, saanti, salmu, samaya, saq, shalom, shanti, shulam, solh, sula, sulh, talwit, thayu, udo, uxolo, vrede, yatanpa, zhide.

Other hundreds of translations can be found in the web...

Burma
Arabian
Braille
Chinese
Russian
tibet
Armenian
Uzbek
Albanian
Polish
Turkish
Vietnamese
Ethiopian
Japanese
Kabyke
Greek
Iranian
Hebrew
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