Thursday, December 11, 2008

Why YouTube is better than television

Reason #4: Stuff about Africa.

5 comments:

Tafari said...

Goes to show you that across the Diaspora, we can make something out of nothing with ease.

Very interesting video to convey the message.

Tafari

KeWayne said...

Tafari...
I have no idea what that means. African kids using grandmother's yarn to make a ball and grandmother reusing the same yarn to make a sweater?!?!. Make 'what' out of nothing? What ease? It would hours to make either the ball or the sweater...

"...across the Diaspora"?? Neither those kids nor their great, great, great grandparents have ever left the continent of Africa. And there hasn't been any diaspora-ting in America for almost 200 years. Am I missing something??

anais said...

I get what Tafari is trying to say, and I think it's not just Africa, it's developing / poor countries in general, e.g. across Asia and the Caribbean. It's the endless recycling that goes on. People make the things they need out of the most unexpected components - bottle-caps, bits of string, old containers,condoms ...

But KeWayne, you're right. It's definitely not "with ease", althought it's creative and instinctive. It's quite labour-intensive compared to just going to the shop and buying those items. But then again, manual labour is something those societies have in relative abundance (compared to financial / infrastructural capital)... so I guess it's making the best use of what's available.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Thanks for that, anais.

kenn. said...

I loved the innocence depicted. Thanks for dharing.