Saturday, December 19, 2015

Kids Transform into Superheroes

An empowering project is offering kids who have spent a long time in the hospital the chance to show how heroic they truly are. The “For The Win Project” is a series of superhero movie posters starring kids with serious medical conditions and illnesses.
 
It's a collaboration between entertainment industry photographer Jaimie Trueblood and creative director Jesse Wilson. The duo bring cameras, costumes and lighting into pediatric wards of Los Angeles-area hospitals to give patients their very own photo shoots.
























Image credit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/epic-movie-posters-transform-kids-in-the-hospital-into-superheroes_566ef2ffe4b011b83a6be9ed

When asked to describe the goal of the project, Wilson turned to a metaphor from a particularly beloved fantasy series. "There's so much fear and darkness right now in the world," he said, adding, "This is one small way of blasting an 'Expecto Patronum' at life's Dementors."
 
[Note: For the minority who does not know what 'Expecto Patronum' is, it is the famous spell from the 2004 movie "Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azakaban" which fends off Dementors with a white shield of positive energy when used by a young wizard].
 
Air pollution is going to stay in China for a long while.
 
Already, it is so bad that most China cities fail the air test. And there is no respite – not really.
 
Beijing authorities have issued another "red alert", the second time this month.
 
The Chinese capital will endure dense smog from today until Tuesday, the Beijing Meteorological Service said. The National Meteorological Centre said a wide area from Xian in central China to Harbin in the north-east would also be affected.

The alert means around half the vehicles are removed from the roads, with an odd-even license plate system enforced. Schools are recommended to close and outdoor construction is banned.
 
Clean air is a real luxury in China cities.

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