As it turns out they are wanting to spread Autism Awareness, but more importantly – understanding.
Of course not knowing who these guys are, I had to investigate. Plus, the aspect of people I don’t know producing a video to promote Autism Awareness and Understanding… well, let’s just say there have been some that portrayed autism in a very negative light and not received well.
After a conference call and several e-mails, along with seeing a preview of the video, I became incredibly encouraged.
In fact I’ve been waiting almost a week to share this video – as it’s simple in its concept. Here’s a quick description –
We often think that language is what makes us human – the ability to communicate our thoughts, to express our emotions, and to connect with others around us. But it is not merely words. It is the passing glance of a stranger, the earnest offering of a flower, and the knowing smile of a shared secret. In our latest short film, “Fireflies,” a young boy and his new autistic friend discover a shared language of their own.
Here’s the short film – “Fireflies”:
Does the concept of this video look familiar? Well, it was inspired by Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” music video.
The Jubilee Project wants to let Taylor Swift know that her music has inspired others in such a way that it is promoting #Autism Awareness.
If you’ve just seen the video, and are on Twitter – please take a moment to tweet a message at Taylor like this one:
Click to Tweet it now: http://clicktotweet.com/89tcq
Make sure you include the link to the video, and hashtags #Fireflies and #autism. Donate one tweet a day from this Wednesday to Saturday (Dec 19th-22nd), to ask Taylor to help raise awareness for this important cause. With all of us working together, we are sure to catch her attention! Let’s help 21 million people around the world learn about #autism!
(also, take a look at the #autism campaign they are doing by reading the description on the youtube page)
We’ll be tweeting and RT’ing as we usually do on our twitter account.
For those who want to know more on ‘how’ and ‘why’ The Jubilee Project created this film, watch this video – http://youtu.be/ZS-H259zqgQ