~~November 18, 2014~~
French film shows how people discriminate regarding people in need
An online video shows the stark difference between how people react to someone in serious trouble based on their clothes.
The film titled “The Importance of Appearances” created by French entertainer NormiTUBE begins with a man who appears to be homeless – wearing jeans, a ski hat and old gray jacket – having a medical issue on the street and ultimately collapsing to the ground.
He is then ignored for nearly five minutes as people just walk on by while he lies in the street wailing in pain and asks passersby for help. But nobody stops to assist him – even an elderly lady who stopped next to him but didn’t speak to the victim.
“What if it was you?” the film asks. “What if nobody stopped by to help you when you’re in need?”
But when a man dressed in a business suit has a similar coughing attack and falls onto the pavement the scene is much different.
People stop and immediately tend to him.
“Sir can you hear me? Try to talk to me sir! Say something!” a woman cries.
“I’ve never been so sad and shocked while filming as I was for this experience,” wrote the filmaker in the video’s description. “I hope this video will make you want to help anyone regardless of its appearance.”
“The fact that everyone ignores doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. It is by simple and heroic actions that we begin to appreciate the true meaning of the word ‘humanity,'” the film states. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
“As it appears in … “
~~The importance of appearances experiment~~
(Le poids des apparences)
~~Published on May 12, 2014~~
Par respect à la vie privée des personnes, j’avais décidé de flouter tous les visages susceptibles d’être reconnus. Mais j’ai quand même reçu une réclamation pour atteinte à la vie privée par une personne. Nouvelle vidéo cette fin de semaine.
Je n’ai jamais été aussi triste et choqué lors d’un tournage comme je l’ai été pour cette expérience.
J’espère que cette vidéo vous donnera envie d’aider n’importe qui. peu importe son apparence.
Celle-ci parle d’elle même.
Due to the respect of private life, i’ve decided not to show faces that could be recognized but I still had a complaint for invasion of privacy.
New vid at the end of the week
I’ve never been so sad and schocked dring a shooting as i i’ve been during this experience.
I hope this vidéo will give you the desire to help anyone no matters how they look like.
This video speaks for itself
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We ALL are ONE!!