$10,000 prize for essay about modern communication

A powerful new exhibit is opening this weekend at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and it hopes to inspire an essay worthy of a $10,000 prize.

The Action Cam was given a first look at the "Covering Letter" by artist Jitish Kallat.

It is an immersive experience set to a letter written by Gandhi to Hitler. In it, Gandhi makes a plea for Hitler not to start World War II.

He even refers to him as a "friend."

The tone of the letter inspired Ajay Raju to create an essay contest where teenagers are urged to explore the current methods of communication.

"Consider people with whom we have opposing views as potential friends, to have empathy to understand. That is a new cycle conversation we want to start, especially post-election, probably one of the most divisive elections in modern times, if not history," Raju said.

For more on the contest, visit RajuFoundationPa.org.

The "Covering Letter" will be on display through March 5th.

6abc is a proud media partner of the exhibit and the essay contest.
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