tv Documentary RT July 14, 2013 5:29pm-6:01pm EDT
spent six hundred thirty thousand dollars on facebook advertising campaigns to get fans a sense of the government is out there to buy likes oh what a fantastic use of tax dollars but wait maybe i'm being too pessimistic perhaps it worked and really helped spread the message of the us state department effectively wellness factor general's report says that since the advertising campaign started twenty eleven there has been a dramatic increase in users liking state department sites but the problem is that only two percent of them actually use the sites so you get what you pay for a big bag of likes but few hardcore fans probably the most shocking example is a vision of america group in farsi made for a rainy and which has gotten over four hundred twenty thousand members but only one percent of them is actually in iran where facebook advertising doesn't even exist that's effective getting lots of likes doesn't mean you are actually reaching people instead of paying for them why not you know get them naturally bar by providing interesting honest content on a regular basis oh wait that takes effort and honesty yeah you know what just keep
wasting our tax dollars but that's just my opinion. everything was fine until the moment i came to sim for all people. use the local journalists road that a tramp artist had painted the minister of culture. to devour oni's media reacted immediately. saying that ukrainian papers had dared to call a famous painter from boeing is a tramp. the
main idea of the project as a b. artist paints people's portraits in return for some goods things like. supplies or things that might be useful for traveling he doesn't use any money at all today is the twentieth day of my journey around the world for all those twenty days i haven't spent any money at all. i. was. that every person can evaluate my art the way they want. i do not set any price some will give a roll of toilet paper force another will present a laptop. i like it
a lot. now i don't think about money. this journey is about seeing the world the kind of a business trip. that i put to myself. the project won't succeed if i stay in the same place all the time it will fail. you know the only way to chicago on ham is through the intent that i read his blogs all of us hope it will result in something serious at the end of the day. but at the moment you could say they were just watching. i am
a little worried about the fact that he has stopped painting. he probably thinks he doesn't have the talent for it along the beach though maybe he has decided to choose some other direction. we still are now and. i couldn't make it to pure water i knew of guinea as wedding but i still managed to congratulate them when i made it to the wedding photo shoots painted their portraits and headed to the city of study ask all dimitri offered to give me a ride we've known each other for about seven years already. you have one hundred m. but from the cross the globe right yes. from here mostly right now russians most of the info is being spread in russian my blog is in russian. where do you get your house from. but it was also an exchange a gift from st petersburg for everything is traded the trousers to the scarf.
you know. all those portraits is it actually art. kind of game in some sense. if it's all very subjective someone considers it art and. because that nonsense. i don't care what it's called. i just like living this way. to the face how are you are you alone let's go together ok let's go. right. to. the. course i did it well if the girls were more attentive they would have probably noticed that this portrait is nothing like the way paintings are meant to
be done so that's probably why they brought me gem. my. work already how long does a painting take about six minutes and do the subjects recognize themselves afterwards i still don't think i am skilled enough to speak about the sketching technique sometimes it looks similar sometimes it doesn't that's why i do two paintings usually the person chooses the one they like the most and i keep the other one it goes into my own collection of portraits.
then you got to know me about a year and a half ago. she phoned my blog and began reading at both but when i wrote there above my plans to travel she wrote back to me. in her message she invited me to visit simferopol it was fun to chatter. and then one day i don't remember when exactly or if she was joking. she said she could actually go with me to dinner. and then i said ok let's go together then i feel close to him which we have the same ideas i feel good around him it was the main reason for me to go to kiev with him which i believe that you should take any chances your life gives you i would feel bad if i didn't say i strongly believe it's better to do something
and probably regret it later than not to do it at all and feel sorry about that afterwards we just have to get by while traveling in china i went to shanghai i felt i could live there it was the moment the project actually started a russian girl living on the floor below me was going to leave. the one day i came to see her and noticed an easel there i was looking for one of the time. so i asked her to sell it to me but she didn't want to do that but it was a friend's gift apparently. that is why i offered to swap for it instead i gave her a painting in exchange for the easel it was my first barter so good when i got the idea to organize it as an art project which is your job. i started to get letters from each. one of them was from a couple that was going to get married and want to back kind of portrayed as
a wedding present for themselves. but i had already left odessa so they're asked if i could do it over skype story just because they told me they could give me all i need for my travel in return. so i asked if they could pay for the tickets from a deficit istanbul they agreed and as a result we had a skype portrait session now and waiting on the tickets. if i decided to take annie as a hostage and go together to some other place but he took me i feel she can bring me luck. she's studying to be an art critic and it might be good practice for she can learn how to organize these kinds of projects but i hope she won't regret spending her time with such
a con man as me. after our talk yesterday we feel that you are more interested in taking part in the documentary than in an exchange with us we are sorry to turn down your request from within i got that message from person who invited me to kiev i received this morning just as i was about to leave. alone marina this is sergei bahl over the painter. well here's the problem we don't have a place to stay and i have no idea what to do hope it works out. ok we can walk there from the beatles here by. ha ha it's us. if this is and yemen and nice to me. i'm the rena.
so this is what we traded for. do you like fruit the fruit. sure i did and i'm as oranges some sort of tea ok let's have some tea bowls all healthy. or near that given i am really interested in his story i am a sissy ologist i study those living on the margins sometimes they think that only super humans a crazy people can live like this some breakfast people you know but he's ok a guy who stands firmly on his feet and who is certain in his actions in the house i was kind of a mainstay the project a lot of interest not only from regular guys and girls who wanted to get their part traits but also from the mass media that i knew. how do you done for yourself in society. who are you that you don't make any money
this sort of philosophy seems dangerous to me. quite a few people think i am a parasite like i don't do anything but i have it all for free maybe it's a way to become a famous artist. well yeah to be a successful artist you have to be famous but i'm not interested in all that so much i don't care about what is going to happen to my paintings after i die i live for today that's all i care about i want to enjoy it now. here is it take it to him off super thank you so much. ok see you. going to live women have always played an important role in my life and i appreciate all they do with the goodness and i have talked about it and we've decided to leave things the way they are. i don't want her to quit studying because
me. she trusts her mind more than her feelings. to feel with which we can get a travel passport just in case you're with us and maybe you'll join me someday if i'm we'll continue the projects that i'm in no i don't think so i've got to stop. unfortunately all of it well wolf think of something. ok it all depends on your. ok see you. eat.
the. tea intact and not a significant amount of small arms into these already extremely volatile the region of a porous border. what kind of a potential would it have not only for syria but also for the rest of the region it's a power game i mean if the opposition gets more weapons which can really strategically hurt the government they could change good. good question biographic. choose your language. make out with. some of.
yeah i want my child to be happy. she has a great mom after the divorce i felt i had nothing to lose so i left. it was pointless to stay there only to be able to see my child once a week it was wrong. so i left. but try not to hold on to the past and get lost enough to feel bad about it i also try not to dream about the future too much. that i try to live in that exact day and create a present to them and through.
the kids incidentally in a desk i might have the chance to meet my grandfather i've never met him in my life we'll see my dad's father is a songwriter he writes patriotic lyrics he's. told hello how are you so i'm here finally. i'm trying to find the exact street. name of pulo i was a bit worried about him when. he is quite old has some health problems and had a stroke recently. we met and i even painted several portraits of the audience
i kept one for myself. just on the tenth of march i have to be in istanbul i have an appointment there i meeting a very special person the famous traveler on my boat although he's a cyclist we are going to rome by bike from there. still with another chance meeting in the airport. i'm going that way ok. hey there we're at the airport right now just arrived going through passport control. we're checking out the new camera. and we're going to combine our two projects across country cycling and the bartering what you do i'm going to get the food and he is responsible for logistics and where we sleep at night isn't he is also going to find
a bike for me right now i'm bringing what i've managed to get through it'll be enough for a week i think it's going to be difficult physically but kind of fun at the same time. like that but let's see if the stuff yes. but by the way this kind of present is the most useful to us dried fruits nuts raisins they're all full of energy so i had to do the pot well done. because it was a good idea to bring you here would you can be my supervisor of the. i'll be your spiritual leader and you were. the chef will be in charge of food actually are already right kind of.
good let's ride downhill now the most difficult part is going off site. we're going down so you have to adjust the gear it's to live shifted by gear and don't rush it depends on the hill here it's better to use first to first to second let's try once again let's try and. what you describe something to eat i'm starving i've got no energy. yeah i have an m.b.a. from america will be what i used to be a white collar worker and a top manager in some of the big companies. now this is another stage of my life. i ride a bicycle down my main goal is to make other people see that there is an alternative way of life. but i
don't consider a beautiful here not at all or farm it's bad for your health because of the exhaust fumes and kind of dangerous because of the traffic. let's find a hotel. only if you find a place to stay for free if you. know it was your task. i can do that only if we go less than fifty kilometers a day when you see such a long journey takes all your energy and there is no way to do something else afterwards to be sure but we have to write the blogs and paint. all right all about. we go out there and then upload it that's right and i just don't want to move. today there was no training so we have to use our reserves.
it was used to being a leader we use used to controlling and planning his dreams and making them come true now we're looking for compromise i mean trying to feel each other because it's kind of a leader follower situation. he doesn't want to be a slave here. and there just sit yourself down go to some tea and start to paint. and start what i have to paint you first we have a deal and remember to find someone. to find someone you have to do something first i mention i'm not here what would you do them the same thing i've done the last month and a half. it's good. you blame me now i'm not blaming here. it's just the second day already
we have to find an optimal solution where we'll sun is shining the weather is beautiful we arrived early right we should be having fun not fighting do you think i know what to do now you know what check for wife right away. and you have to do anything for me he doesn't want anything from me i was the one to decide about going with him and it was my decision to pay for that. ok ok.
no money j. j. ok. ok. but there's a gift for that with the help yourself. but it's useless to paint for food if you're going to buy it where. most and just plain without the food or water the. that's not food it's chips. and we have normal food your friendship well i want chips. you know i'm going to do if i want chips but it's one thing. i can control my wishes and desires you know that's what. i think desiring and it will go away with feel hungry my stomach told me about that.
me sit down. sit up straight. sure just don't fidget it's just we have to get used to each other and what i think he's a little disappointed about the bossa thing because we're still spending a lot of money and he doesn't like it i can get you i mean i spend it but it is mine so he shouldn't worry about that right. ok let's spend it all quickly. and then start a life without a penny. much. you had your own experience with all that didn't you didn't you spend all your money in shanghai more or less. that's why i'm going to spend it now. i'm going to book the most expensive hotels. with the most expensive restaurants.
terrible picture i just like a joke. i don't think so goes a great artist. but i don't think it's a con man award. if you don't like the painting given a thing it's up to the person. i asked him to buy tea for the painting he seemed to understand. but then he went away. well. it's a tough job you have to take a risk just to get some food it's not difficult it's just not the way usually do things so how do you do. it together. you have to plan it all in advance friend so you ask me. if you ask me to make a port that i made that i ask. for this where is my teeth.
ok. i made it. it's for gifts not for free. sure you get used to people's attention very quickly the people around me usually help organize it all but nobody knows me so things are a bit different. i don't know what it means to escape from yourself quite the opposite i am trying to find myself and i am happy to feel all the changes because they are positive but i still have a lot to work on there are lot of changes to come this is my way and when i feel it is ok i will share that feeling of happiness with other people.
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