It’s been a bit quiet here recently as I have spent the last couple of months working on a 3 minute documentary for the Focus Forward documentary competition.
I chose to make a film about Safecast – “a global sensor network for collecting and sharing radiation measurements to empower people with data about their environments” that was started by Sean Bonner, Joi Ito and Pieter Franken in the aftermath of the 3/11 triple disaster in Japan.
The organisation now has over 100 regular volunteers and is the largest radiation monitoring project in history.
Unfortunately I can’t show you the film as the rules of the competition are that it must remain offline until the competition is over.
Frustrating but a small price to pay for a possible $100,000 first prize!
Be sure to check out safecast.org and see the amazing work being done.
Oh and keep your fingers crossed for me, if I win I’ll buy you a beer :)