Running during the Olympic opening ceremonies in Rio, legendary poet laureate Dr. Maya Angelou will seek to unite us all with a little help from the iPhone.
As part of it’s “Shot on iPhone” campaign, Apple published a new short film featuring a collection of images beautifully captured by everyday iPhone users around the world featuring voiceover from Angelou’s ”Human Family.”
“I note the obvious differences in the human family,” Angelou says while we watch men and women of all nationalities smile and laugh.
Along with being one of the most prominent poets in the country, Angelou was also a well-respected civil rights activist and her ”Human Family” poem—published in the 1990s—has been brought back to light following the recent tragedies across the world for its ability to relate to current events.
The short film, seeking to show that no matter where we come from, we are more alike than unalike, concludes by projecting hope that people will see similarities and shared goodness rather than differences.
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