Our Founder, Tariq Nasir, breaks down why we are Let’s All Be Free and where we came from…
The questions of what we do at Let’s All Be Free (LABF), and how we do it are easy ones to answer.
At LABF we get people together who are open to exploring the artistic and the creative.
We open spaces, solicit films and other forms of art; we screen, display and share ideas.
We encourage dialogue and discussion, through panels and group participation to foster tolerance and understanding around the world.
At LABF we ask hard questions, and uncover difficult truths.
Through this collaborative process we discover overlooked stories, unheard questions, and unseen experiences.
Together we help others to see the struggles people go through in their daily lives, and yet, through LABF we also find the beautiful, the unexpected, the heartwarming, and the inspiring.
The question of why we do what we do is probably harder to answer, but possibly more important.
Inequality exists in many forms, as I have witnessed, and experienced around the world. Is what has been created over many centuries what we want to pass on to our children?
I started the Let’s All Be Free project six years ago with the goal of raising awareness.
Through LABF I wanted to encourage people to think about their lives, and what they wanted out of those lives.
I wanted people to become more aware of the societies and cultures that we as humans have built and perpetuated around us.
I believe that we can change what may have grown outdated or now seems misguided.
Through coming together and sharing our experiences we can help one another expand our understanding of each other.
Let’s All Be Free is my attempt to encourage people to think about how they might change their lives for the better, and embrace an opportunity to live fully, freely, and with equality.
It is my hope that Let’s All Be Free will inspire a worldwide movement that will in turn inspire dialogue and discussion, which will lead to constructive and positive action and improve all of our lives.
Article written by Tariq Nasir