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Day 3 – “Chinese Recess” by Afterquake

In exactly one month from today I’ll be heading back to the earthquake zone in Beichuan, Sichuan to re-visit the village of Deng Jia Xiang. The children featured in this video are elementary school kids who were attending classes in a “ban fang” or metal room which was basically a couple steps below your typical Katrina FEMA-trailer. Through the generous donations of our supporters and our Sichuan Relief Mission team members, we have been able to raise enough money to build a more permanent school building for these kids. The remaining funds will go towards a scholarship fund for the middle school and high school students who must attend boarding school in a town more than 4 hours away from home.

Of course there is much left to be done in the area but it will be interesting to see the changes it has gone through in the last year and half since we last visited. If anything it’ll be great to see how these children have grown.

I’ve said this many times before but SRM is an organization that is especially close to me. It was such an honor to create this music video for Afterquake (Abigail Washburn and The Shanghai Restoration Project’s collaboration), to work with music created specifically for the region and the cause and to share some of the amazing images of the place with all of you.

This video comes as a preview of our documentary film about the incredible people we’ve met along the way. For more about the film (which we’ll be shooting for next month), visit the Sichuan Relief Mission website.


Chinese Recess
Afterquake (Abigail Washburn + The Shanghai Restoration Project)
Edited by Jacqueline Sia
With footage shot by Yanxing Cao, Zao Wang, Steph Ching and Spencer Shangkuan
Special thanks to Kevin Wong and the rest of the Sichuan Relief Mission

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  1. July 12, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I like it a lot. I love it!!

  1. July 13, 2011 at 11:36 am

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