Last month, our world became a little more connected. Mission.tv launched on May 2, 2012, it’s a non-profit organization that promotes awareness for real world problems through media. Travelers, filmmakers, activists and social organizations share true stories happening around the world to create this humanitarian media hub. As Amy Schrier, Founder of Mission.tv puts it, “it’s a source of content, videos, articles, photography and community that would serve as a platform for dialogue among the growing number of people interested in social action, travel for a purpose and making the world a better place.”
You can find a collection of cause-driven videos in Mission.tv’s Video section, most have direct links to social organizations promoting those causes. Some of the submitted projects include One Day on Earth, the first film compiled from footage recorded by filmmakers, students, and interested citizens in every country in the world on the same day— 10/10/2010. The project is a reminder that “in the end, despite unprecedented challenges and tragedies throughout the world…everyday we are alive there is hope and a choice to see a better future together.” Gum for My Boat, a project that helps introduce surfing to underprivileged children in Bangladesh. The peaceBOMB project, takes fragments of bombs that showered the country of Laos during the Vietnam War into bracelets to promote peace. Skateistan, a Kabul-based NGO teaches children in Afghanistan self empowerment and equal rights between boys and girls through skateboarding. And the list goes on.
Here is a video for Stop the Traffik, filmed in the Red Light District of Amsterdam.
There are still some sections under construction as Mission.tv just launched last month, such as the Volunteer Trip Finder section. To the folks at Mission.tv, keep up the good work and thanks for bringing awareness to what matters in this world. Also, I think it would be interesting to see projects on Mission.tv work with Cause.it, a mobile app that rewards you for volunteering and connects non-profits with communities, businesses and social participants.