Trailer – The Perfection of Giving

The Perfection of Giving: a documentary feature film about the act of giving, and the practical and philosophical benefits of generosity at an individual and social level. The film follows a group of volunteers as they start their first organization and find happiness through the struggles of thinking about others first.

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Meet The Volunteer – Phil from the 108 Lives Project

Meet Phil, one of the volunteers of the 108 Lives Project. He is one of the kindest and most giving people I know. This is what the other volunteers had to say about him. The first chapter of The Perfection Of Giving is focus almost exclusively on the work of the 108 Lives volunteers and how […]

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Meet The Volunteer – Peter from the 108 Lives Project

Meet Peter, one of the volunteers of the 108 Lives Project. He kindly helped with fundraising efforts in New York, and traveled to Nepal to work with organization. This is what the other volunteers had to say about him. The first chapter of The Perfection Of Giving is focus almost exclusively on the work of the 108 […]

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Meet The Volunteer – Missy from 108 Lives Project

Meet Missy, one of the volunteers of the 108 Lives Project. She worked really hard fundraising and with the merchandising efforts. In her month in Nepal she helped all the time, even when it was hard, selflessly! The first chapter of The Perfection Of Giving is focus almost exclusively on the work of the 108 […]

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Meet The Volunteer – Hector from 108 Lives Project

Meet Hector Marcel, one of the volunteers of the 108 Lives Project, and founder. The first chapter of The Perfection Of Giving is focus almost exclusively on the work of the 108 Lives volunteers and how their work in Nepal change them and made them happier people. Camera: Alexis Neophytides & Javier Perez-Karam Producer/Director: Javier […]

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One Quilt, One Child, One Year in School

Teaming up with Quilt For Kids Nepal, we have been working hard and have sold over 70 quilts, that will put many kids through school for several years! Produced by Javier Perez-Karam Edited by Miah Artola – artoladigital.com Additional Footage: Alexis Neophytides

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The Beggar That Inspired a Movement

The 108 lives Project started in the spark of a moment, by a man that is still a mystery, and the organization have not been able to locate again. Hector Marcel tells us the story. Produced by Javier Perez-Karam Edited by Miah Artola – http://artoladigital.com/ Nepal Footage: Alexis Neophytides

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The Video that started this beautiful project!

This is one of the first videos that inspired this project! Learn more about the cause in 108lives.org and find us on facebook.com/108lives

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Quilts for Kids are putting kids through school

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Quilts for Kids Nepal have been working to empower women and children from an Indian beggar camp in Kathmandu since 2006. Far from patronising the people they work with, they help the women develop their traditional handicrafts to make them into a product that can hold its own in the Western market. The quilts are […]

A New Perspective

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Sometimes a new look at something can be such a mindblowing experience that it changes how you think about yourself and your place in the world. Overview is a documentary about the experience of seeing the earth as one whole planet on which we all live. For us to be able to build a future […]

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The Western educational system sometimes seems to be a long line of tasks and achievable objectives designed to train people to be productive and efficient. But though traditional subjects are important to help a person find a space in the world, perhaps we should pause the long line of tasks and think about what we […]

Friday Video: Television is a Drug

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This video is a little intense! A little too loud! But it speaks wonders of how we live our lives these days. What if your television could talk? This is what the author thinks it would say. I kind of agree. And I could also relate this to our smartphones, tablets and so on. Now, […]

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Givology is a P2P online giving marketplace, directly connecting donors to students and grassroots projects around the world. Give to learn. Learn to give. I have had the chance to meet most of the Givology people in New York. They work hard and smart to really connect the people who want to help and the […]

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We love the website Big Think! And although we don’t always agree with what they say, we can always agree that what they say is very interesting. The piece that I want to talk about today is something we do agree with: both parents taking care of stuff at home with the children is, according […]

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Starting any documentary is always chaotic and confusing. Even if you have the story well set in your mind, almost nothing depends on you, and it can be a little anxiety provoking. In my case The Perfection of Giving was no different. When I learned about the 108 Lives Project, I was not even looking […]

The Homeless Brazilian Poet Finds Kindness – “The Conditioned”

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This short documentary has been seen by over 4 million people. It was chosen as a “Vimeo Staff Pick”. It’s a Facebook Story; the best Facebook Story, if you ask me. It is very emotional and inspiring to watch. In 4 minutes it will take you on a little bit of a roller coaster ride. […]

“I Am” – Documentary Recommendation

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“I am” is one of the most honest documentaries that I have seen in the last year. It is a first person account by Hollywood director Tom Shadyac, as he questions everything he has and doesn’t have in life, and takes on the mission of traveling the world searching for answers and the true meaning of […]

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The whole documentary The Perfection of Giving, profiles a young organization 108 Lives Project, founded in New York City, by Hector Marcel and a group of his students at the Three Jewels Buddhist center in the East Village. It has then expanded into Australia and Argentina. The goal of the organization was to find a […]