"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Lynne and I have finished shooting for the Operation Breakthrough film. On Friday we wrapped it up by doing some filming from the rooftop of kids on the playground down below. Here we are celebrating – Lynne hoisting her tripod, me a telephoto lens.
The OB fundraiser has already sold out. There will be 1,000 people in attendance, and the fifteen-minute film will be the centerpiece of the evening. It tells the stories, in the children’s words and through their eyes, of what their lives are like outside the Center - homelessness, neighborhood violence, poverty - and the relief and resources provided to them by OB.
We are thrilled that, even in this economy, so many are reaching into their hearts and wallets to make an effort to come to the event. We hope the film will remind people that the children of the working poor in Kansas City need our help now more than ever.