Award-Winning Actress, World Traveller and Humanitarian Helena de Crespo on It's A Question of Balance with Ruth Copland
Having worked as an actress in Hollywood, Britain and over 16 countries Helena de Crespo founded Save World Art to protect indigenous art forms at the point of extinction. Born in Spain, educated in Britain and now resident in Portland, Oregon, Helena is a fascinating and inspiring woman.
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With her acting work taking her all over the world, Helena de Crespo has seen first-hand that societies crumble, national identities wither, and human dynamics fail if the arts and their important heritages are allowed to die. Her experiences in Latin America developing theatre programs for UNESCO was the beginning of her understanding that important indigenous art forms were in danger of being lost forever because the artists were literally unable to survive and desperately needed support. She founded Save World Art to protect indigenous art forms at the point of extinction. So far she has helped indigenous artists in Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mali, Colombia, Cambodia and Ariel, Washington, USA.
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