Day 1 - Audrey Hepburn was one of Hollywood's most respected and beautiful actresses. She starred in many movies and won many awards for acting. However, few people know about her childhood. She was a girl in Europe during World War II. Some in her family were Nazis, but her mother moved her to the Netherlands in an attempt to escape the horrors of Hitler. Time were hard. Audrey suffered hunger. Yet, she used her talent as a ballet dancer as a teenager to help raise money for the Dutch resistance against the Nazis.
In her later years, acting took a back seat to Audrey's work on behalf of children. She became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF in the late 1980s. Traveling the world, Hepburn tried to raise awareness about children in need. She understood too well what it was like to go hungry from her days in The Netherlands during the German Occupation.
CREATIVITY KNOWS THERE IS NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN INTEGRITY --integrity is having strong moral principals that lead you to actively care about others. Being "pretty" isn't truly important at all...
Day 2 - Klaus Frahm: Architectural Photographer! Watching a play, it’s intriguing to think about what happens behind the dark red curtain. For the last few years, Hamburg-born photographer Klaus Frahm has been stripping back Europe’s stages to take incredible shots of theatres from the other side --from deep on the stage, looking out.
Klaus sees photography as “revealing something laying under the surface,” and his project, Looking from Behind: The Fourth Wall gives us a rare chance to appreciate the grandeur of stages without the people and props --stages are much bigger than they appear from the audience seats.
His photographs are as if the stage is the audience and the audience is the play. His photographs allow us to see some of the most beautiful theaters in the world from...THE STAGE!
Creative Thinking Tool: Unusual Perspective - imagine things from above, below, from a place not usually seen from. This often gives you a creative idea...
Day 3 - Thomas Dambo: Thomas Dambo is an artist / designer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Together with his crew Thomas makes beautiful and fun projects out of “trash” / recycled materials, which they find around the city dumpsters. By doing this he hopes to inspire people to have fun and think of trash as a resource.
Thomas Dambo makes anything from minor design projects like furniture and interior design to small and huge art projects, often involving his surroundings and the people around him.
CREATIVE THINKING SKILL: "PUT TO OTHER USES" --Look around you...THINK. What can you re-use for another purpose? That is creative thinking.
Day 4 - Sir Nicholas Winton: During the time of Nazi Germany, many children were not safe --especially Jewish children. Parent were desperate to get their children out of Nazi controlled countries. Nicholas Winton knew he must do something. At personal risk to his own life, he arranged to secretly help 669 children, who were bound for Concentration Camps, to escape to England. After the war was over, most people would have told everyone about what they did to help others, but he didn't. He did, however, keep a scrapbook containing many photographs of the children he saved. Years later, after the children grew up to be adults, they began looking for the man who saved their lives. It wasn't until many years later that he was found. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth and became Sir Nicholas Winton. Helived to see thousands of descendants of those whose lives he saved and who were proud to call themselves members of his family. They were inspired by his example to help others, knowing they were alive because of this remarkable, loving man. CREATIVITY DOESN'T SIT BACK --IT GETS INVOLVED.
This program aired in 1988 and was a surprise for Sir Nicholas Winton --it introduced the world to what he had done for so many children so many years before.
Day 5 - Danny Macaskillis a professional street trials rider for Inspired Bicycles Ltd, born and raised in Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He developed a love of cycling as a child and practiced, practiced, practiced. His skill makes what he does seem easy, but it is very difficult and would be extremely dangerous for those without his skill. His videos are some of the most watched on YouTube.
CREATIVITY QUOTE: Danny Macaskill shows us how creativity can infuse all of life --even riding a bike.
Don't miss more of Danny's Imaginet! Episodes 2-5 are awesome too!
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