Babelgum Funds Vuvuzelas-For-BP Protest

How’s this for mashing up two of the summer’s biggest events? Protestors turned World Cup vuvuzela horns on BP at the oil giant’s international headquarters Tuesday lunchtime…

Brooklyn video maker Adam Quirk conceived the event as spectacle, using a Kickstarter page to raise money for the Gulf Disaster Fund.

But it was Babelgum, the video site funded by Italian telecoms billionaire Silvio Scaglia, which sent its own camera crew and is hosting the video. It also donated $2,000.

Babelgum’s own content commissioning fund has backed several environmental documentaries.

The service capped a couple of years of executive reshuffle by closing its Dublin HQ and Nice office in November in a bid to save costs.