Ever wonder what it would feel like to see the world through someone else’s eyes? Alexander Pushin, a Russian journalist, helped many do just that, in a situation that needed in so much. Pushin owns a drone-camera company and he famously uploaded drone footage of Homs, Syria, a city that is massively unsettled and was emptied after violent attacks.
We’re not a political company, so we won’t delve into that, but this footage as Graham Phillips told Inverse Magazine “drone footage really allows people, at a visceral level, to see the real scene. It conveys what other cameras can’t”. He actually hits the exact point here. We see the whole scene and this, for most people, was the first viewing of real live action from this part of the world. It shocked much of the internet and exposed some hard realities for people that had formed opinions on a lot less.
This was even more relevant considering the real-time decisions that governments are making when considering taking in refugees. You can’t make the best decisions if you don’t understand something fully, and much of us didn’t. Our grasp of the situation was blown open when we saw the complete destruction of this town. A town that was filled with people, homes, public spaces — all gone. Over 22 million people have been displaced, people as you can see in the drone footage who need our help.
The application is real here. That video was taken off of YouTube for unknown reasons, but this journalist still visits war-torn areas with his drone-cameras to capture things that the world, really needs to see.