Philosophy

Vegetarian Ideal


Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth
as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. - Howard Zinn

COMPASSION

Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live thoughtlessly and begins to devote himself to his life
with reverence in order to give it true value.
— Albert Schweitzer

3/13/2017

Smithsonian Documentary Unveils Shocking Underground City With Link To Canada



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From: Susan
Date: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 11:27 AM
Subject: Smithsonian Documentary Unveils Shocking Underground City With Link To Canada
To: buddhha4@gmail.com


Hi Robert,
 
To honor the Centennial of America’s World War I, the Smithsonian Channel will be airing a new documentary called Americans Underground: Secret City of WWI. This documentary unveils the first in-depth look into a secret underground city of WWI soldiers with an important link to New Brunswick’s Passamquoddy Indians.
 
Emergency room doctor, National Geographic photographer and explorer, Jeff Gusky was granted exclusive access to these underground cities, some with up to 25 miles of streets and passageways in one place…all now hidden beneath beautiful French farm fields. Striking photos shot in complete darkness offer a unique look into the way WWI soldiers expressed their humanity through artwork during the world’s first modern mass destruction.
 
According to Jeff, not only were these underground cities used for physical refuge, they were a place for soldiers to express their humanity and inner life. In complete darkness, Jeff photographed the artwork and carvings of these soldiers, much of which has been perfectly preserved.
 
The documentary follows Jeff as he discovers the presence of Passamaquoddy Indians in the underground city, offering the first evidence that Native Americans volunteered to fight for America in WWI, even though they were not granted citizenship in the U.S. or Canada. In an emotional conclusion, they receive recognition for their service and sacrifice nearly 100 years later.
 
The documentary premieres Monday, March 13 and will run several times during the month of March. In addition, the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum will feature Jeff's breathtaking photographs on April 6th.
 
Jeff is available for an interview with 'Get a Life Now' and can discuss the following: (one of our blogs)
  • How soldiers expressed their humanity through well-preserved museum quality artwork
  • What we can learn about today by discovering WWI, 1919, and the plight of the underground soldiers
  • How Jeff originally accessed these underground cities • How he learned to take photos of the soldiers’ artwork in complete darkness
  • His educational and emotional journey while exploring these underground worlds and finding hand-written messages to the future
  • Why the Passamaquoddy may have fought in the war despite lack of citizenship
  • How WWI soldiers were able to find and express hope in a time of terror
  • The similarities in exploring WWI and being an ER doctor
Please let me know if you would like an interview with Jeff and I will set it up!
 
Thanks!
 
Susan Mackasey, PR Rep for Jeff Gusky
 
PS - If you'd rather not receive any more info just click here.
 
 


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