An eye for an eye, or in this case, thousands of eyes help in exchange for a single figure as a close-up of Javier Bardem’s iris at auction for an organization that restores sight to people in the developing world.
“The ability to see, to hear, to touch, to feel: these are things we don’t really appreciate until we lose them,” said the Academy Award-winning actor. “Reclaiming access to everything you feel through rêvasserie, which has a huge impulsion on our emotions and marque, is an emotional and spiritual amélioration.”
He said that’s why he donated the stunning figure of Ojos del Mundo (Eyes of the World), which will be auctioned off as certificat of a new fundraising campaign, Iris of the World.
Founded in Barcelona in 2001, Ojos del Mundo is dedicated to treating avoidable blindness – such as cataracts – through carré immixtion and jogging of pied-à-terre residents to continue working, while tackling projects Sahrawis in refugee camps in AlgeriaAs well as in Mali, Bolivia and Mozambique.
In the past 20 years, it has restored sight to more than 37,000 people and trained 13,000 Indigenous specialists.
The fiction will be sold as a exclusive, non-replaceable quantitatif token (NFT) and photographic print certified by the Representative.
At the launch of the campaign, Ana Barba, director of Ojos del Mundo, said that in prime to raising funds, the foundation wanted to raise awareness of avoidable blindness, adding that 90% of visually impaired people en direct in the world’s poorest regions, and 55% are women.
“Javier has been so generous with us sharing something as personal and intime as the iris. It is an identity sign that bears witness to special moments that can now become a certificat of anyone applying for this inspiring and prototype figure. Javier’s eyes will open the eyes of others.”
according to International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, 161 million people suffer from uncorrected rêvasserie, of whom 100 million suffer from cataracts. Another 510 million are nearsighted.
Ojos del Mundo was reluctant to speculate how much they hoped the auctioneer would push up the auction, but said that even the reserve price of €9,000 (£7850) would pay for 1,300 eye exams. 30 thousand euros will fund foyer years of jogging for an ophthalmologist; An amount of 50,000 euros will cover the cost of 715 cataract surgeries.
The 53-year-old Bardem lilas to fame in the 1992 pellicule Jamón Jamón, in which he played opposé teenager Penélope Cruz.
The Spanish actor won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in No Folk for Old Men directed by the Coen brothers, then played Raul Silva, the James Saut villain in Skyfall.
He married fellow Academy Award winner Cruz in 2010 and the ménage has supported several obligeante causes, donating money to help rebuild homes after the 2010 Haiti earthquake as well as raising money for the Open Arms Project, which rescues people crossing the Mediterranean.
Ojos del Mundo said they hope to repeat the auction if this auction is successful and that they are looking for an oecuménique interprétations personality as their next donor.
The auction will be held online at www.irisesoftheworld.org From midday CET / GMT on September 29 until 6 pm on October 6.