Today I received an email from an friend, author and filmaker is continuing to work his artistic magic by creating films with meaning.
Excerpts from the interview:
Return to Kandahar is about hope, it’s about friendship, it’s about hospitality, and its about forgiveness”
we don’t need pro-war, anti-muslim propaganda films anymore”
what we need are films that promote peace, that promote understanding”
if you believe in justice, peace, in dignity, in fairness and equality, than I think this is a project that you should get behind”
please support it – we need your help”
About the Filmaker
Ben Gilmour wrote a book called “Paramedico” which was an exposition of short stories about the tales of an international paramedic who cherished the adventure that his job entailed. I was instantly attracted to read the book whose title seem to fall on my lap, as often is the case with books that I’m meant to read, when enjoying a chai in one of my favourite cafes in the world “Gertrude and Alice – café and bookstore” in Bondi, some years back.
I was lucky enough to meet the man behind the printed words his book launch in that very café/bookstore and we instantly became friends, perhaps connected by a shared passion to improve the world in a small way through combining our backgrounds in health care (in his case being a qualified ambulance officer), research, and of course creativity.
Shortly after meeting ben I saw the trailer for his movie “Paramedico” and was further inspired by his aristic achievement.
Today I read the blur about Ben’s latest movie “Return to Kandahar- one which he is seeking crowd funding support. I instantly watched the 2 minute short film/interview and dontated $15 to the cause and wrote this post.
I hope that 15 minutes of my time can help in one step forward supporting what seems to be an epic film that I would like to watch, as well as a creating a culture of films that the world is so ready for.
Good luck Ben – you’re a legend and inspiration!
Thank you for your work!
- Click here to help support the project – https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/return-to-kandahar/x/989393#/