The Project

A song that goes around the world. Music unites.

“The greatest stories are never told”. A statement to be proved wrong through this project, as top musicians lend their voices and their popularity to the cause of the Red Cross. “Thanks to the emotional power of the music, this song will reach people’s hearts”, says music producer and composer Peter Wolf. “With international stars involved, helping others becomes popular.”

The movie to go with the song
For the music video, director Andreas Sulzer followed the stars on their heels. White sneakers symbolise the idea of unconditional aid by the Red Cross, an idea that has gone around the world. Worn by top skier Hermann Maier or Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz, they are walking through the diverse locations of Red Cross operations: the steppes of Africa, the slums of America and the cities of Europe.

Follow the White Sneakers

Greatest Stories Trailer

Starring Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz, visualised by director Andreas Sulzer.

Christina Stürmer, Udo Lindenberg, Peter Maffay, Lou Bega, Salif Keita, Udo Jürgens, The BossHoss, Bobby McFerrin, Paul Young, Julian Rachlin, Henning Wehland, Gavin DeGraw, Mickey Thomas, Vivien (Aloha From Hell), Matt Sorum, The Commodores, Peter Wolf, Dave Koz, Go West, Jens Lindemann, Michelle Wolf, Vinnie Colaiuta, Sergio Mendes, Bijou, Siedah Garrett, Alphonso Johnson, Leon DeWinter, Klaus Eberhartinger, Gracinha Leporace, Erika Heynatz, Wang Chung, Thomas Lang, Steve Lukather, Nena, Elke Winkens, Michael Schumacher, Christoph Waltz, Hermann Maier

Cover and Sample Listening

Greatest Stories Trailer

After its world premiere in Vienna, the song is now being launched internationally.



6-track single, incl. music video

An idea that goes around the world. Voluntary work.

The world’s biggest aid organisation, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, celebrates the International Year of Volunteers in 2011. The Red Cross, pioneered by Henry Dunant, who witnessed the horrors of the Battle of Solferino and felt compelled to reach out to help thousands of wounded soldiers, has become a worldwide symbol of humanitarian aid, charity and the power of humanity.

Millions of voluntary helpers around the globe are working for the benefit of their fellow human beings, regardless of origin, religion, race or political affiliation.

In times of war and peace, in areas hit by crises and natural disasters, in all walks of life, volunteers and paid staff members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement help to make the world a better place – 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, in 186 countries of the world.