RED TRUNK PROJECT® TELEVISION
An hour-long documentary-style, family-oriented TV show. Each episode will begin with a trunk being opened in the destination classroom. As the students begin exploring the trunk, we cut away to the location of the trunk’s origin, seeing the stories behind the objects. At the end of the episode, the children in the destination location will begin to put together the trunk that will be featured in the next episode, so the episodes dovetail together. The final episode will return back to the students in the first episode. Global distribution. Targeted networks: Discovery, PBS, BBC, Canal Plus, NatGeo, Smithsonian, Netflix, Prime.
Dedicated to finding and recording indigenous music and then distributing it around the globe, in the style of Alan Lomax’s Global Jukebox.
Red Trunk Project will form meaningful, lasting relationships with the best university cultural anthropology departments around the world. Select students will be offered the opportunity to work either at the Red Trunk Project headquarters in Nyack, NY, coordinating and packing trunks, or work overseas, gathering materials for trunks.
RED TRUNK PROJECT® LAPTOPS
Low-priced, bare bones laptops geared for rough environments with sparse power. Solar-powered, waterproof, and solid state
Each year’s worth of material will be edited, packaged, and then sold as a hardcover book.
CHILDREN MUSEUM INSTALLATIONS
Large-scale, long-term multimedia installations. Children will get the opportunity to walk through an Egyptian Bedouin camp. Hang out for an hour or two in a town square in Lima, Peru. Spend some time in an Australian Aboriginal Village. The exhibits will be supported by 3D sound, establishing a realistic, accurate soundscape. The ‘worlds’ can be installed individually, or in groups in large enough museums, so children can walk from one culture to another, reveling in the differences
RED TRUNK PROJECT® INTERNATIONAL OFFICES
As the Project expands, offices will be open in key locations on other continents; Buenos Aires, Paris, Beijing, Moscow, Mumbai, Lagos, and Sydney.
Red Trunk Project will explore cultural immersion for younger children (K through Second Grade) with an emphasis on language and tactile learning; a high school exchange program, with 2 classes on either side of the world being match, making trunks for one another (all the interviewing, video work, translation, and artifact collection being done by the students); and a program with large vans presenting a single location’s culture at a fair, park, playground, camp, or school parking lot.
We’re all different. And we need to learn about diversity. We need to accept the diversity that’s here.
– LUCAS RIGGS
Poet, Political Activist, 6th Grader