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Fifty People One Question Takes on Chicago
Irish filmmaker Galvea Kelly took to the streets of Chicago on a recent summer’s day to ask 50 people one question and record their response. What she captured was interesting, touching, and unexpected.
As part of an ongoing global video project, aptly called “Fifty People One Question”, filmmakers are challenged to go to one specific location to ask 50 people the same question. Kelly asked random people passing by, “What is your favorite memory?”. The candid and insightful responses ranged from the silly to the serious, the funny to the profound. Each individual response captured a unique point of view, backed up by personal anecdotes.
According to the filmmaker who posted the video, her production is a piece of the larger picture of “Fifty People, One Question”. The goals of the project are shown below.
Fifty People One Question is an ongoing social experiment and film series exploring human connections through people and places. The project began in New Orleans in 2008 and has since traveled across the globe, touching millions of viewers. Along the way, the films have captured a small slice of humanity; to discover dreams, losses, reflections, stories and secrets, some shared and some completely unrepeatable.
The Chicago version of “Fifty People, One Question” comes after several Irish takes on the project, including the film below which came out of Galway earlier this year. The Galway version, produced by Kamil Films, received close to half a million hits on YouTube. People in the film were asked to respond to the question, “What is your biggest regret?”. Needless to say, the responses were varied and emotional. See the video below.
To learn more about the Fifty People One Question project, check out the official site here.