Video for Connect the Dots– the 7th Canada Multicultural Creative Festival 2021
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." - Lao Tzu
“It doesn't matter if you do a small act of kindness or a big act of kindness – the important thing is that you do an act of kindness and it is never a waste of time.” - the Ancient Greek Author, Aesop (Aesop's Fables)
"I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated & helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. That's what I stand for." - Ellen DeGeneres
“I think it actually matters whether somebody has a good heart, it really does. I've made the mistake of thinking that it's sometimes just about the brain.” - Elon Musk
“It’s harder to be kind than to be clever. It’s the difference between gifts and choices. Cleverness is a gift. Kindness is a choice.” - Jeff Bezos
“Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin
"Connect the dots", here it is a metaphor to illustrate an ability to associate one idea with another, to find the "big picture" or salient feature in a mass of data; or to use extrapolation to solve a mystery from clues, or come to a conclusion from various facts. We tried to keep these 100 selected stories from all around the world as original as possible. Listening to the people’s voice, gathering people’s wisdom, and sharing our very own small original stories…
For “Connect the Dots – the 7th Canada Multicultural Creative Festival 2021”, we received about 200 submissions, and majority were touching small stories in Word format instead of short video. We selected 100 small stories and make it into this event video: part 1 is 48 minutes long while part 2 is 1 hour and 48 minutes long.
Here is the video link for Connect the Dots – the 7th Canada Multicultural Creative Festival 2021 (part 1): https://youtu.be/WSafDNnG8kA;
Here is the video link for Connect the Dots – the 7th Canada Multicultural Creative Festival 2021 (part 2): https://youtu.be/iOq7MmYY8vI.
We tried our best to “squeeze” every single short video while trying to keep the original story complete. Sorry if we cut your story too short, and sorry if your story were not selected this time, we will always have the next opportunity.
The 100 small stories, featuring Prime Minister Trudeau’s passion about serving Canadians; Deputy Prime Minister Freeland’s neighbours left food in her porch, worrying her and her husband were too busy to feed their children; Premier Horgan’s heartfelt messages; Mayor Mike and Councillor Keithley’s inspiring singing; MLA Dix, Dr. Henry and many others’ actual support during the pandemic; Ellen and Portia’s wildlife dream; Kevin’s unforgettable first day work story; Ed’s healing music; Megan’s numerous community donations; Jeff’s continuing supports to those who in need; Chris’ frog story; Celia’s touching singing Mom’s kiss; Wenxiu’s kitten story; Ying’s ongoing free lunches to homeless…I wish I could name the 100 selected stories here, I even wish I could name the 200ish submitted stories here! Well, hope you enjoy watching the event videos.
Please note that, we especially turned off the monetizing for the above two parts of these event videos, we changed "Creative Commons - Attribution" into "Standard YouTube License" to refuse to make any money for these two videos; however, YouTube still have right to post ads for free on any potential YouTube videos that they think are good with ads.
Sincere thanks to each and every one of you, your contribution is greatly appreciated.
And a special thanks to the editing committee: Bongja, Brajesh, Dongdong, Hana, Kaye, Neall, Sophia, Will and Yunyi.
Thanks again for your sharing and contribution to "Connect the Dots– the 7th Canada Multicultural Creative Festival 2021"!
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