Mia Habib

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Pimp My Aid Worker

by Morten Traavik

(2010/ 2011)

 

VISION

A world where real compassion includes a sense of real equality, 
where seriousness of purpose includes a sense of humour, 
where generosity includes moral clarity, 
where the black aid back and white’s not uptight, 
where we take each other seriously and smile at each other’s prejudices - 
as we move together as one.


PIMP MY AID WORKER 
is more than just a song, video and fashion show – it’s the seeds of a new philosophy.
In the way the developing world is usually depicted in the media and aid agencies’ promotional campaigns, poor brown people dominate the stage. PMAW would like, for once, to put in the spotlight those who are behind the wheels of the ever-rolling aid caravans, those refugees from a life in boredom, those whose lancets of idealism are tested against the windmills of reality every day of the year: the aid worker.

Pimp My Aid Worker – all over the world!

With and by: Morten Traavik
Coordinator/researcher, Kenya: Mia Habib
Supported by: Norwegian Arts Council

www.pimpmyaid.org