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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

After the Tsunami

Just heard about an excellent site that promotes a documentary that was done of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers in South East Asia in the wake of the tsunami, pushing forward the disaster relief effort.

From it's promotional blurbage:

"Danish photographer and feature writer Thorsten Overgaard traveled 12,000 miles throughout South East Asia after the tsunami, a virtual fly-on-the-wall, documenting the day-to-day lives of the Scientology Tsunami Relief Team Volunteers. "After The Tsunami" presents in detail a behind-the-scenes look at relief work when everyday western people - from the a real estate agent from Germany to a student from Los Angeles - leave behind families, studies, careers and businesses to help strangers in crisis, whom they only know from media reports.

"It is a heartwarming story of the spiritual bonds between religions, ordinary western world people engaged in dangerous but important work that will change their lives forever and daily miracles. It is a story in pictures that is in a sharp contrast to the seemingly endless pictures of overwhelming devastation that played again and again on televised newscasts and on the front pages of the world for weeks and months.

"It is a story that brings hope to the world and shows how ordinary people can make a difference - that something can be done about it."

Check it out: