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“7 billion Others”, a portrait of humanity today

  • 07.11.2014

From 8 November 2014 to 8 February 2015, the Lisbon Electricity Museum will be showcasing the “7 billion Others” exhibition.

The “7 billion Others” project by the GoodPlanet Foundation, which has been supported by BNP Paribas since its inception, began more than ten years ago. In 2003, the idea of this audacious project was born: to create a video portrait of the world, one that would be both sensitive and humanist.

7 billion OthersFor seven years, the two producers, Sybille d’Orgeval and Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire, together with a team of reporters, travelled the world to meet its inhabitants. In 84 countries, they collected the words of these men and women, who were all so different, and yet so much the same. From the Brazilian fisherman to the Chinese shopkeeper, from the German artist to the Afghani farmer, each person answered the same 45 questions about what life means to them, confiding their dreams, their fears, and their joys. These stories, which are so deeply moving in their simplicity, bring us to a state of self-reflection where the singular gives us access to the universal. They are a cry of truth, of tolerance and of solidarity that moves us, shakes our beliefs and convictions, and encourages us to look beyond appearances.

Following its initial presentation and resounding success at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2009, the “7 billion Others” exhibition has toured the world continuously, always combining artistic originality and human sensibility.

This year, “7 billion Others” is continuing to travel the world to meet its inhabitants face to face. For 3 months, the Lisbon Electricity Museum and the EDP Foundation will be the generous hosts of this exhibition.

>> Watch the exhibition teaser:

>> Find the Lisbon exhibition on Facebook and Twitter (@7_billionothers).

Photography credit  : 7 billion Others / GoodPlanet Foundation