Sasha gave a TEDx talk about the lessons she has learned from the clowns.
…what happens when a clown walks into the childbirth ward.
David Barashi, one of the lead characters in the film, is a legend in his field. He’s a court jester and the spirit animal of the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, beloved by the patients and staff.
March 21, 2017
We are TRENDING!
"TRENDING with Meredith Ross"
Sasha Kapustina went on i24NEWS and told a little bit about how "I Clown You" met Abdalla Abushaban.
October 10, 2015
The "People" Magazine took a liking to our project and we created this video for them.
People often ask us if the clowns work with children. Of course they do, but really what they do is change the environment. Take a peek into clown's work day at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem filmed by clowns themselves, brilliant improvisers - David "Dush" Barashi and Moshe "Tito" Twito.
Clowns participate in actual procedures. They come in and create a swirl of controlled chaos that takes the pressure and stress out of the room, filling it with spontaneity and fun.
In 2014-2016 medical clowns Dori Klein and Noam Inbar participated in a research project at the adult bone marrow transplantation ward in Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center in Tel Aviv. Twice a week they visited the patients going through the treatment and staying in isolation over the course of four weeks.
Hatikvah is the national anthem of Israel. "Hatikvah" means "hope" in Hebrew. Hope at the bone marrow transplantation ward is worth a lot.
Another video from the BMT. The patient here, Dror, didn't survive, but we remember his vitality and sense of humor.
Here's a snippet of one of the earliest interviews. Hagar Hofesh (clown Mimi) tells an incredible story of her clown-marrying a patient soldier as a result of a bombing in Ashkelon, where she works in Barzilai Medical Center.