Earlier in 2012, Canadian West Coast poet Shane Koyczan released an inspiring album, “Remembrance Year” that compiled his spoken-word creations with the instrumentals of the Short Story Long. Just one week ago, Shane released a music video for one of the most moving poems from the album, To This Day. It’s difficult to describe the effect of such a personal poem, when the relevance is so vast and so individual to each listener. The truth remains, Shane continues to share difficult narratives that remind of everyday human tragedies, but which can greatly empower, uplift, and provide healing.
The “To This Day Project” invites animators and motion artists to participate in a collaborative effort with the hopes of raising awareness on bullying. Not only does Shane’s poem tell touching stories that will likely sound all too familiar, the combined results will create a singular thread, one voice, from many to share a message of compassion and hope.
This is a great project, and you should definitely check out the website for it here: http://tothisdayproject.com/
For more information on Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long:
Official website: http://www.shanekoyczan.com/
Shane Koyczan Twitter: @Koyczan
Short Story Long Twitter: @SKSSL
Remembrance Year album: http://shanekoyczanandtheshortstorylong.bandcamp.com/album/remembrance-year