Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ethiopia: for Salem

Addis Ababa - I visited Salem each morning for 17 days. Loving thousands was overwhelming, so I just loved one. With her permission and dignity, I recorded the world from her perspective. Watch them.

My interactions with Salem changed me. Bending to her level, greeting her, rubbing her back, her kissing my hands, my whispering in her ear that's she's beautiful, and her leprous eyes glowing once she believed it. These are moments I'll never forget.

This is meant to pull questions from within you, not answer them. I assure you I do not have your answers. I do ask that you consider her film in the light of what good may have come rather than despair, and see what happens.

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