Caine's Arcade Global Cardboard Challenge - 2013
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"Caine’s Arcade" tells the story of a chance encounter between filmmaker Nirvan Mullick and Caine Monroy, a 9-year-old boy who spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad's East Los Angeles auto parts shop. On the last day of summer, Nirvan stopped in to buy a door handle, and became Caine’s first customer. Amazed by the boy’s creativity, Nirvan decided to organize a flash mob of customers to come down to the arcade to surprise Caine and make his day.
The resulting 11-minute film has been widely cited as one of the most inspirational stories of 2012. The Christian Science Monitor calls it a "great American story," and Wired Magazine writes, "It’s a sweet story that brings viewers back to a time of potent imagination and creativity." "Caine’s Arcade" has received over 7 million views, trended worldwide on Twitter, gathered a Facebook community of 130,000+ fans, and launched a movement to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in kids everywhere.