Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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SCROLL DOWN for our portfolio of past humanitarian work, including videos and compelling stories from the field.  
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UPDATE - 2021


MOVIES, ANIMATION AND BOOKS

In order to reach a wider audience, SCP has also been involved in the creation and development of animation and feature movies, as well as books dedicated to raising awareness about climate change and the indelible harm that is being cause to the environment and wildlife the world over. See website

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HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA

DHARAMSALA, INDIA - 2019/ 20 - SCP Director Mr Bradley Rae met privately with the President of Tibet, the Honorable Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, as well as other Officials and High Lamas regarding a proposal dedicated to spreading the Dalai Lamas teachings on Human Ethics, Global Unity and Climate Change. See project 

DHARAMSALA, INDIA - May, 2018 - Mr Rae was invited to join a small audience for private seminars & open discussions - on both spiritual and secular matters -  with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in Dharamsala, India.


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SMASHED COMPASS HUMANITARIAN
ASSIGNMENTS IN THE FIELD
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NATIONWIDE POVERTY REDUCTION INITIATIVE

PRESENTED TO SOLOMON ISLANDS PRIME MINISTER (1.30)

This is a poverty reduction project dedicated to the development of ecotourism across the Solomon Islands (SI); which is an oceanic eden isolated in the South Pacific, most of which remains virtually untouched by modernization. Consisting of 900 + islands, the nation's vast majority lives in villages, noting, based on GDP, it is recognized as one as poorest nations on Earth. Presently, the timber industry, which is causing widespread pollution and devastation, is the primary industry and force behind economic development. Mandated to end by 2025, it is imperative that an alternative be explored and implemented to push the economy forward for the benefit of all, This eco-tourism project was devised by SCP Director Bradley Rae, who met privately with, and gained the support of, the Honorable Prime Minister Mr Sogavare. The site showcased in the video is a collaboration Mr Rae began on a volunteer basis with three remote villages (400 people) on Guadalcanal Island, which included... (continue)
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PR / REBRANDING  - GOVERNMENT CORPORATION 
IN CRISIS - SOLOMON ISLANDS  (6.15) 

Originally SIEA / SOLOMON POWER is the state owned corporation responsible for producing and distributing electricity across the Solomon Islands (SI).
 The PR consultancy position was created to help the electricity authority improve public opinion, which was extremely low due to a history of mid-level corruption, high prices, and overall poor services nationwide. The role included (i) assessing corporate operations, which required extensive travel to numerous islands & remote outstations to document field operations and the communities they serve (ii) providing in-depth reports, recommendations and presentations to the Board of Directors -: recommendations included, but were not limited to, a cost reduction strategy for consumers nationwide; a name change to SOLOMON POWER, and a complete rebranding of the corporation... (continue)
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NAIROBI SLUMS AND GOD'S SOLDIERS (8:56)

is a short story about the poverty, diseases and widespread violence in a Nairobi slum, and the wonder of orphans who thrive in its midst under the guidance and protection of a small Catholic Mission. SCP's role was to venture into the heart of the slums to document the reality of the children's lives and the mission's work. This is a vast, destitute place where police do not enter, no matter the crime or situation, due to the overwhelming presence of violent gangs and annual outbreak of diseases, like Cholera + Article/ Photos / Links 

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HAITI EARTHQUAKE - GROUND ZERO (12.12)

This video shows actual footage of the quake and photographs from the field. SCP's role was to travel extensively throughout the country documenting the devastation, as well as the operations of two NGOs in the aftermath; Amurtel and Global Grassroots. This PR presentation was created for a global audience to help raise awareness and to increase donor support for what was described by the UN as 'the worst earthquake in modern history'.

300 000 people died in this Earthquake, which lasted 45 seconds, and measured 7.0 on Richter scale. 
Stories from the field and photo gallery of the devastation

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MAN FROM SUDAN - WAR DOCUMENTARY

tells the inspirational story of one man's journey through Sudan's civil war. Forced into ten years of service with the North Sudanese Army, he witnessed atrocities and genocide being committed against the South Sudanese populace. For more information and to donate to Sudanese refugees go to SORA website
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SUICIDE PREVENTION - AUSTRALIA (6:03) 

SUICIDAL ROSE - This work takes on the conceptual challenge of breaking convention radically, yet responsibly. Created and produced as a short stylized original music video by SCP, this promotional piece is part of a social media campaign on suicide prevention, depression and domestic violence.  Targeting young adults, its message is clear and simple. 'You're not alone. Make the call.' For further information and support go to Beyond Blue websiteOriginal music for the video was written and performed by SCP's founder, Bradley Rae
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ECOTOURISM & POVERTY REDUCTION PROJECT, VIETNAM
 
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Implemented by COHED, this project in Mai Chau Valley - Hoa Binh Province - aims to create employment in impoverished villages through tourism; noting tourism at the time of the assignment was near non-existent throughout the region. Working closely with COHED's CEO, SCP's role was to help develop and implement a marketing campaign that targeted both local and international audiences. Read more     
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SMASHED COMPASS FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
from around the world 
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Part of a fundraising endeavor to support the humanitarian work that Smashed Compass Productions is committed to. Fine Art Photographs are by SCP Director, Bradley  Rae. Featured Locations include Kenya, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, New York & Las Vegas. 
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RED CROSS/ AUSAID - UGANDA (3:43)

Through the Avid Program, Australian professionals are placed on long term assignments in developing countries for the purpose of capacity building and training. SPC's role was to research and document the operations of local affiliate organizations, conduct interviews and provide PR material to help promote the program run jointly by Red Cross & AusAID    Article / Photos / Links 

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Based on a true story.

TRANSMOGRIFY - VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED (2:05)

Transmogrify : Def : to change the appearance or nature of; particularly badly, or grotesquely: to transform. The challenge - When bad publicity near completely eradicated support for this cause around the globe, SCP was faced with the job of promoting something that, at first instance, could not be referenced. The creative solution was to produce this trailer that is designed to captivate, shock, inform and reboot interest through an allegorical representation of the facts.

SCP travelled through war ravaged Uganda to conduct interviews with child soldiers who had escaped from Kony, the psychopathic leader of the LRA; a militia responsible for the abduction of 30 000 children. After over 10 years held in captivity, this is the story of these children, and the horror and abuse they endured in order to save their families and villages from being destroyed. Read more 
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GIANTS AND BEASTS
 
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This video shows the brutal chronology of the whaling industry in a 60 seconds blitz. Viewer discretion is advised. To get involved in the fight to protect these magnificent creatures, go to Sea Shepherd Conservation Website

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ACTIVISM (2:28) 

This clip dramatically depicts the reality of a world without wisdom. Viewer discretion is advised. 

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STORIES FROM THE FIELD



HAITI EARTHQUAKE
Faced with 300 000 dead, 300 000 injured and 1 million people left homeless, NGOs and the UN scrambled to managed an unprecedented situation as the hurricane season loomed on the horizon, promising more devastation. SPC job was to document the devastation nationwide and in Port-Au-Prince, the capital.  Haiti - A Layer Cake of Disaster - article / photo



Assignments included (i) covering MSF operations in Lae during the cholera epidemic, and documenting MSF's medical and counseling centers that deals with victims of domestic and tribal violence.(ii) Experiencing  NGO operations as MSF managed teams flying in and out of remote highland regions during on-going tribal rioting; rioting that ignited over tribal land rights/ acquisition and alleged inadequate compensation for a gas pipe line being built through the mountainous and jungle dense region.  + Article / Photos / Link



Prisoners of Evil - War in Uganda
 

SCP journeyed into the far north of Uganda to interview child soldiers who had escaped from Kony's Lord Resistance Army. The LRA is a force that has brutally terrorized Uganda for over 20 years, and still it remains at large. And still the people are fearful, for Kony hovers near, just across the mountainous border region of Rwanda. These child soldiers, after many years of war, of extreme violence and abuse, have now returned home to their families and communities; the very communities that fell prey to them and their leader Kony. Kony is a butcher responsible for the annihilation of 100 000s of innocent civilians;and the kidnapping of over 30000 children; a source he used to replenish his rebel forces. THe future for these children - now adults, is bleak; for they are feared and despised for the atrocities they were forced to commit. Tragically, these acts were committed in order to bring a halt to the slaughter of their families and villages . Photos and stories from the field.



Queensland Floods, Australia  
This is how one of the worst natural disasters in Australian history played out. Armageddon was the term used by survivors. + Article / Photos



Papua New Guinea - NATIONAL COVERAGE

Working with local Media Haus Productions; projects include World Bank and UN initiatives, Government programs and NGO field operations; as well as filming villages and communities in remote highland regions accessible only by chopper. + Article / Photos / Links



Red Cross / AUS AID - Uganda

The Avid Program places Australian professionals on long term assignments in developing countries for capacity building / training of local NGO personnel.  + Video / Article / Photos



War On The Streets - USA

When the US nosedived into a recession, major budget cuts for public services occurred. As police force numbers decreased, crime dramatically increased in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the USA.  SCP went on patrol in an area where armed gangs now ruled the streets, engaging in an all out war against each other... with no police back-up in sight.... They'd all been fired due to budget cuts, but for three vehicles patrolling 100 000 people. + Article / Photo



Short adventure travel story 
 

SCP's Director, Bradley Rae, hitched a ride on a dredge boat to check out the humpback whales migrating along the Queensland coast. Within hours of leaving shore, all hell broke loose on the high seas. Photos
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