Film is a powerful and dynamic form of communicating some of the most inspiring perspectives rarely covered by the mainstream media.
Paradigms Films has evolved into a domain for channeling some of these discoveries, tapping into insights of thinkers, researchers, academics, scientists, environmentalists, activists, explorers and philosophers.
They are the kind of films that have the power to transform the way we think about our world, challenging our belief systems, values, attitudes and stereotypes.
Themes range from Gaia awareness, eco-literacy, Earth based sacred activism and cutting edge permaculture, to entheogens, psychedelic culture, awakening and electronic music, from global civic outcry and economics to enlightenment and evolution.
Some of the highlights are DMT: The Spirit Molecule, introduced to us first hand by director Mitch Schultz and followed up the next day with a DMTRMX workshop and The Evolution is Love, brought to us by the crew of Fierce Love Films (www.OccupyLove.org) whose mission is to produce some of the most transformative and inspiring documenting of the current planetary revolution, both personal and global. By screening An Ecology of Mind we pay homage to the late Gregory Bateson, one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, whose work has been largely inaccessible to most of us until now.
We will also showcase a selection of our best in house productions, such as Boom Festival: A Universal Message, the best of Boomovies and a careful selection of Boom Web Tv clips.
Another highlight comes from Psynema visionary, El Geko and creator of Liquid Crystal Vision, Omananda, who bring you Mystical Frequency, a rhapsody of mind-bending and consciousness altering episodes that will mark the daily opening of the Paradigms Films showcase.
AN ECOLOGY OF MIND: A DAUGHTER’S PORTRAIT OF GREGORY BATESON
An Ecology of Mind is a film portrait of Gregory Bateson, celebrated anthropologist, philosopher, author, naturalist, systems theorist, and filmmaker, produced and directed by his daughter, Nora Bateson.
The film includes footage from Bateson’s own films shot in the 1930s in Bali (with Margaret Mead) and New Guinea, along with photographs, filmed lectures, and interviews. His youngest child, Nora, depicts him as a man who studied the interrelationships of the complex systems in which we live with a depth motivated by scientific rigor and caring integrity.
“Gregory Bateson was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. In an age characterized by fragmentation and overspecialization, Bateson challenged the basic assumptions and methods of several sciences by looking for patterns connecting different phenomena and for processes beneath structures. He championed a new way of thinking, which is extremely relevant to our time — thinking in terms of relationships, connections, patterns, and context. To use a popular phrase, Bateson taught us how to connect the dots, and this is critical today not only in science but also in politics and civic life. For example, if we improved the fuel efficiency of our cars by just 3 mpg, we would not have to import any oil from the Persian Gulf. But instead, they prefer to fight a war that kills tens of thousands of innocent people. He was very charismatic and, like a Zen master, he liked to jolt people’s minds by asking astonishing and seemingly mysterious questions: “What is the pattern,” Bateson would ask “that connects the crab to the lobster and the orchid to the primrose, and all four of them to me? And me to you?”
This film hopes to inspire its audience to see our lives within a larger system – glistening with symmetry, play, and metaphor. An invitation to ask the kinds of questions that could help thread the world back together from the inside.
“The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.”
In Central West Africa, in a country called Gabon, an ancient traditional practice is found around the ingestion of the psychoactive plant species ‘Tabernanthe Iboga‘.
This documentary by Ben De Loenen portrays a five-day happening featuring different highly complex rituals with the participation of the whole community engaged in a true rite of passage. The ingestion of the Iboga rootbark initiates a transforming death-rebirth experience used for healing or turning a boy into an adult man.
This film allows the spectator to witness this spectacular ritual from up close.
Filmed in Gabon in 2004, edited in 2012 by the ICEERS Foundation.
DMT THE SPIRIT MOLECULE
THE SPIRIT MOLECULE weaves an account of Dr. Rick Strassman’s groundbreaking DMT research through a multifaceted approach to this intriguing hallucinogen found in the human brain and hundreds of plants, including the sacred Amazonian brew, ayahuasca. Utilizing interviews with a variety of experts to explain their thoughts and experiences with DMT, and ayahuasca, within their respective fields, and discussions with Strassman’s research volunteers, this film brings to life the awesome effects of this compound, and introduces us to far-reaching theories regarding its role in human consciousness.
Several themes explored include possible roles for endogenous DMT, its theoretical role in near-death and birth experiences, alien-abduction experiences, and spiritual states, both within Eastern concepts of enlightenment and Western ideas regarding prophecy, and the uncanny similarities in Biblical prophetic texts describing DMT-like experiences. Expert contributors offer a comprehensive collection of information, opinions, and speculation about indigenous use of DMT, the history and future of psychedelics within the research community, and within the larger social matrix, and current DMT research. All this, to help us understand the nature of the DMT experience, and its role in human culture and evolution.
The subtle stimulating combination of science, spirituality, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy within the film’s approach sheds light on an array of ideas that could considerably alter the way humans understand the universe and their relationship to it.
Make sure you don’t miss the intro. to this screening by film director Mitch Schultz himself (Bio on the Workshops page) as well as the follow up DMTRMX Workshop the next day.
What happens when 60,000 Quechua Indians gather to give thanks to the vital life force, pilgrimaging to their sacred mountain as their ancestors did for thousands of years? What can we learn from those who put harmony and balance before gain? What is an Earth Pilgrim?
This documentary follows director Echan Deravy as he travels in search of the meaning of a new kind of human, the Earth Pilgrim. The film was shot on location in Britain, Japan, Israel, the US, Hawaii and Peru and it includes the wise advice of several leading thinkers, such as Wade Davis, Nassim Haramein, Graham Hancock, Satish Kumar and Peace Pilgrim, an astonishing woman who has pilgrimaged alone and without money for over thirty years.
This documentary is a message about the deeper meaning of being a pilgrim in the modern world. It does not seek to provide solutions for the problems of the world, but to give inspiration on the attitude which we can embrace in order to start on the path of finding those solutions…
Electronic Awakening is an ethnographic documentary film that investigates the spirituality of Electronic Dance Music culture and its ties to ancient shamanic rituals.
The film features dozens of experts, visionaries, and published authors who explore the premise that “ElectronicMusic is spiritual technology that allows access to higher states of consciousness”. Filmed over a period of 5 years at events such as Burning Man, Earthdance, LoveFest, Moontribe, Wicked, Shambhala and Boom Festival.
With world-renowned artists such as Shpongle, The Crystal Method, Random Rab, Phutureprimitive, Govinda, Cosmosis, Vibrasphere, Bird of Prey and many more…
A.C. Johner – Director/ Producer
A.C. Johner is a cultural journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is the published author of several novels, including “A Concise History of Heaven and Earth,” and “The Singularity.” As a journalist he has published several articles relating to 2012, and is currently finishing his book on the Mysticism of Electronic Music Culture. He is dedicated to producing visual and written ethnography having to do with the shifting paradigm of human culture.
Julian Reyes (Keyframe-Entertainment) – Executive Producer/ Music Director
Julian Reyes’ creative pursuits reflect a lifelong dialogue with an array of art, music, and technology. Julian is an artist manager, and event promoter; he has worked as the San Francisco representative for the Ultra Music Festival for several years and collaborated on numerous Burning Man projects. Keyframe’s mission is to share the Bay Area’s underground sound globally, and to create prosperity for the international Electronic Dance Music community.
We are happy to announce that Julian Reyes will introduce this screening at Boom!
HEART OF SKY, HEART OF EARTH
The great cycle of the ancient Mayan calendar will end on December 21st, 2012.
How does the story end? Do the oceans collapse? Does the sky fall as the last tree is cut? The remote homelands of the present day Maya in Mexico and Guatemala present a perfect microcosm to show how unhindered globalization is already destroying the Earth and indigenous cultures now under attack for their natural resources from all sides.
Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth presents another worldview, following six young Maya into their daily and ceremonial life, revealing their determination to resist the destruction of their culture and environment. They put forth a wholly indigenous perspective in their own words, without narration. Each touches upon a facet of the current global crisis.
Beautifully filmed, the intimate accounts and experiences of the protagonists interweave with images associated with the fragile beauty of nature and the sacred creation myth of the Popol Vuh. The stories and the cosmovision of the Mayan protagonists are juxtaposed with our short-sighted exploitation of the Earth.
JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation
Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of natural scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And yet . . . we thirst for answers to questions that have haunted humanity from the very beginning. What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe? What roles do we play in Earth’s history? How do we connect with the intricate web of life on Earth?
This film and its related book project are a collaboration of evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimme and historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker. They tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India, and indigenous peoples. The authors explore cosmic evolution as a profoundly wondrous process based on creativity, connection, and interdependence, and they envision an unprecedented opportunity for the world’s people to address the daunting ecological and social challenges of our times.
Journey of the Universe transforms how we understand our origins and envision our future, inspiring hope for a way in which Earth and its human civilizations could flourish together.
JUST DO IT: A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws
For one eventful year, director Emily James was allowed unprecedented access to film the secretive world of environmental direct action. Embedded in activist groups such as Climate Camp and Plane Stupid to document their clandestine activities, she went over fence, through mud, in daylight and twilight, to capture over 300 hours of footage. That footage was then lovingly crafted, moulded, pushed and pulled by Emily and editor James for over a year before the final version of the film emerged.
Just Do It is a story of people standing up for what they believe in and making themselves heard. To maintain the integrity of the project without the constraints of traditional production models or the editorial control of big investors, the film was funded thanks to the generosity of almost 500 crowd funders, an army of over 100 volunteers, a slate of indie film giants, and a handful of foundation grants.
LOS DERECHOS DE LA PACHAMAMA
The Rights of Mother Earth is the captivating story of five diverse Peruvian communities recognizing the importance of restoring their cultural traditions in order to honour and respect the world we live in. Ridden with chants, offerings, spiritual dreams, and ceremonies, this film showcases compelling indigenous Peruvian rituals throughout its duration.
The documentary was created through a participatory process, with five indigenous communities, Perka, Karhui, Queromarca, Chaka, and Cochas Grande, especially to be screened during the unprecedented People’s Forum on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights (2010), in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
“Los Derechos de la Pachamama” is part of ‘Conversations with the Earth’ (2009), a project founded by Maja Tillmann with the intention of offering the possibility to indigenous communities to learn media production and build a global independent media network. CWE is currently working with a growing network of communities living in critical ecosystems around the world, from the Atlantic Rainforest to Central Asia, from the Philippines to the Andes, from the Arctic to Ethiopia, dedicated to sharing their story of climate change, by creating autonomous media hubs in their homelands.
MYSTICAL FREQUENCY is a video project by El Geko and Omananda consisting of short educational programs that share insights into and from the collective consciousness. Each episode reminds us of what we already know within ourselves, therefore helping us to connect to the ONE source of ALL being, thus raising our collective awareness.
The five MYSTICAL FREQUENCY episodes will premiere in BOOM, opening the “Paradigm Films” program at the Liminal Village every night (except August 3rd) at 00:00.
Mystical Frequency: 001 – Ayahuasca (Healing) Visions
Transmissions by: Shipibo Shaman “Herbert Quinteros” from Peru. *Spanish w. English subtitles
Mystical Frequency: 002 – Huichol (Peyote) Culture – SAVE WIRIKUTA!
Huicholes/Wirrarika are Indigenous people of Mexico who still practice ancient rituals according to an uninterrupted lineage from time immemorial. These outstanding human beings are therefore the carriers of crucial messages for the world. Huicholes are the caretakers of the sacred medicine gardens (Wirikuta) where the Peyote grows. Trilingual Video Reportage by Omananda with English subtitles.
Mystical Frequency: 003 – Visionary (Future) Perspectives
This episode reveals the insights of contemporary visionary minds, who guide the audience towards what might be a possible near future scenario. German and English w. English subtitles.
Mystical Frequency: 004 – Conscious (Creative) LOVE
This episode is about the nature of Consciousness & LOVE, featuring Stanislav Grof, Andrew & Phaedra Jones, Swami Chaitanya, Roman Villagrana, Mark Henson, Amanda Sage, Martina Hoffmann, Adam Scott Miller, and mind-bending visuals by El Geko! English.
Mystical Frequency: 005 – Progressive (Drug) Education
This episode focuses on the responsible use of mind altering substances, with legendary manufacturer of the 60s LSD “Orange Sunshine” & member of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love (Nick Sands), Progressive drug educator Sheldon Norberg, Rick Doblin Ph.D., founder and executive director of MAPS, Ethan Nadelmann, Ph.D., founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, and others. English.
O GRITO DOS FILHOS DA TERRA
“The Cry of the Children of the Earth” is the documentation of the gathering of indigenous people from various regions of Brasil during a nine-months period of political struggle. Far away from their villages, they now gather in Brasilia, to fight for their rights. Beside its clear political scope, the documentary offers a poetic and awareness-building vision of the necessity to take care of nature. It is not a merely political issue, it is a call by Mother Nature herself to be cared for! A non-profit project aimed at stimulating the creation of social and environmental awareness on indigenous culture and ancestral heritage, it is a call for indigenous people to be heard and consulted over any decision affecting them, their land and their rights.
Constanza Ospina was born in Colombia of a Spanish father and Colombian mother. She lived in Spain where she majored in sociology, created and directed a magazine with free distribution about environmental issues, called “Madre Tierra”. Tireless fighter for the preservation of nature, her career as a filmmaker began with “Ayahuasca, Ancestral medicine”, which was awarded Best Documentary in the Valencia Film Festival (Spain) in 2009.
PERMACULTURE: THE GROWING EDGE
This documentary investigates and shares the findings of visionaries in the world of permaculture, a design science pioneered by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970s. The Permaculture Movement is now a worldwide network of skilled ecological designers, teachers, food-growers, natural builders, environmental activists and visionaries. Filmmakers Starhawk and Donna Read take you on a journey into the works of contemporary Earth-scientists including David Holmgren, Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Paul Stamets, Mark Lakeman, Dr. Elaine Ingham, Maddy Harland, and others.
PEYOTE TO LSD: A PSYCHEDELIC ODISSEY
Plant Explorer Richard Evans Schultes was a real life Indiana Jones whose discoveries of hallucinogenic plants laid the foundation for the psychedelic sixties. Now in this two hour History Channel TV Special, his former student Wade Davis, follows in his footsteps to experience the discoveries that Schultes brought to the western world.
Shot around the planet, from Canada to the Amazon, we experience rarely seen native hallucinogenic ceremonies and find out the true events leading up to the Psychedelic Sixties.
Featuring author/adventurer Wade Davis (“Serpent and the Rainbow”), Dr. Andrew Weil, the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and many others, this program tells the story of the discovery of peyote, magic mushrooms and beyond: one man’s little known quest to classify the Plants of the Gods.
SHORT CUTS FOR A LONG JOURNEY
Six Portuguese artists come together around the renown filmmaker João Botelho for a collective creative achievement that will bring to Paradigms Films a new artistic input! Six short films, a collection of images and sounds masterly assembled to create sensations where space and time flow, inspired by the themes of the day of the Liminal Village. A long journey where time is short because the heart bends it, scattering and unifying the sensations. Six as One. We are ONE.
CAROLINA QUEIMADO – ISABEL ESPADA – JOÃO BOTELHO – MARIA ARCHER – MARIA JOANA FIGUEIREDO – RITA THOMAZ
1 – “A geometria das estrelas” (Stars Geometry)- the sky above the earth. The stars chart, the map of resistance. The island. The offering and sacrifice. The sensorial geometry of stars.
2 – “A dança dos povos” (The People’s Dance) – from and through the original primitive dances to the ‘Female Red Detachment’; from the African people dance expressions to the Busby Berkeley; from the Native Americans to the North Korean officers Folk dancers; from the Russian dancing to broom dancing from Disney “Fantasia”; from “malhão” or “vira” to contemporary ballet. The Dancing within the people.
3 – “Gestos e Fragmentos” (Gestures and Fragments) – details: eyes, hands, mouths, wombs, feet. Expressions from the heart that explodes within the skin. Heart giving birth to movement. The extension of time, a gesture of 3 seconds can be eternal. The heart distorts time.
4 – “Expandir a Consciência” (Expanding Awareness) – Science and Nature. The theory of relativity changed the world. Today the world has changed the theory of relativity. The order of chaos. The wind on a leaf is as important as a kiss. “Powers of 10”, abstraction, a small gesture becomes concrete. However the unknown’s possibilities are infinite.
5 – “Ritual de Passagem” (Rites of Passage) – Jumping, diving. A cliff and vertigo. Water and blood. Summer and its revelations. Metamorphoses. The ritual’s inevitability, baptism and growth.
6 – “O Pão nosso de cada dia” (Our Daily Bread) – The consciousness of the crowds to the consciousness of survival. The abandonment of waste and superficiality on behalf of what is truly necessary and vital. Global awareness and the journey towards a more conscious and righteous world within the struggle for survival and happiness.
STEAL THIS FILM: THE TRIAL EDITION
Steal This Film is a film series documenting the movement against intellectual property produced by The League of Noble Peers and released via the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol.
The Trial Edition (also known as ’2.5′ or ‘Spectrial’ edition) was released to coincide with the trial in 2009 of The Pirate Bay. This version includes new interview clips about the legal conflict itself combined with material from Steal This Film I (2006) and II (2007), such as accounts from prominent players in the Swedish piracy culture and interviews with The Pirate Bay members.
Steal This Film examines the technological and enforcement end of the copyright wars, and the way in which internet turns users into copiers, therefore automatically putting all of us in legal jeopardy. The documentary asks “How will society change?” and states “This is the Future – And it has nothing to do with your bank balance”.
SEEDS OF FREEDOM
Global agriculture has changed more in our lifetimes than in the previous 10,000 years. Through this change great conflicts have arisen. Nowhere is this conflict more poignant than in the story of seed. Seeds of Freedom explores the history of the corporate takeover of seed, and the impact that this is having on communities across the world. The loss of indigenous seed goes hand in hand with the loss of biodiversity, the loss of cultural traditions and practices, the loss of livelihoods and the loss of independence in agriculture.
Narrated by Jeremy Irons and featuring Dr Vandana Shiva, Zac Goldsmith MP, Henk Hobbelink, Caroline Lucas MP, Dr Melaku Worrede, Kumi Naidoo, Ramon Vera, Liz Hosken & Percy Schmeiser.
A film by The Gaia Foundation & the African Biodiversity Network. In collaboration with Navdanya, GRAIN International and MELCA Ethiopia.
SIGNS OUT OF TIME
What does the dance mean to the dancers? How do we measure the beliefs that set those feelings in motion? What do we believe about our past that shapes our views of who we are as human beings and how we are capable of living? We can dream of a culture of harmony and peace in balance with nature, but has there ever been one?
Archaeologist Marija Gimbutas said: YES! She told a new origin story that at the very beginning of western civilisation the cultures were long lasting and peaceful, which was their secret?
Signs Out of Time, a documentary by Starhawk and Donna Reid, weaves together interviews, archival footage, photographs, and narration to portray the scope of Marija Gimbutas’s life and work. Lithuanian-born, eminent archaeologist, historian, scientist and linguist, Marija Gimbutas, spent her life researching “Old European” Neolithic cultures (6500-3500 BCE) and drawing unexpected conclusions which have revolutionised the way look at our past and, consequently, at ourselves today.
Using animation, artifacts, interview footage of Marija herself, and both her supporters and critics, the movie explores her studies, excavations and publications, the depth and breadth of her scholarship, and the controversy around her theories.
THE BOTANY OF DESIRE
Flowers. Trees. Plants. We’ve always thought that we controlled them. But what if, in fact, they have been shaping us? Using this provocative question as a jumping off point, The Botany of Desire, a two-hour PBS documentary based on the best-selling book by Michael Pollan, takes us on an eye-opening exploration of our relationship with the plant world – seen from the plants’ point of view.
Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: to make their honey, the bees collect nectar, and in the process spread pollen, which contains the flowers’ genes. The Botany of Desire proposes that people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship. “We don’t give nearly enough credit to plants,” says Pollan. “They’ve been working on us – they’ve been using us – for their own purposes.”
The Botany of Desire examines this unique relationship through the stories of four familiar species, telling how each of them evolved to satisfy one of our most basic yearnings. Linking our fundamental desires for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control with the plants that gratify them – the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato – The Botany of Desire shows that we humans are intricately woven into the web of nature, not standing outside it.
Shot in stunning high definition photography, the program begins with Michael Pollan in a California garden and sets off to roam the world: from the potato fields of Idaho and Peru to the apple orchards of New England; from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip mecca of Amsterdam, where in 1637, one Dutchman, crazed with “tulipmania,” paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price for a town house. How could flowers, with no real practical value to humans, become so desperately desired that they drove many to financial ruin?
The Botany of Desire argues that the answer lies in the powerful but often overlooked relationship between people and plants. With Pollan as our on-screen guide to this frankly sensuous natural world, The Botany of Desire explores the dance of domestication between humans and plants. Through the history of these four familiar plants, the film seeks to answer the question: Who has really been domesticating whom?
THE CITY OF LIGHT: A PSYCHEDELIC STORY
Born in the Sixties in San Francisco from the alchemic encounter between LSD and a whole generation’s desire for freedom, music and psychedelic culture have kept alive, in the last 40 years, growing, changing and regenerating in a new underground scenario.
The City of Light follows this narrow path through the voices of its protagonists. Chet Helms, the man who discovered Janis Joplin and made The Summer of Love possible, Sam Andrew, the Big Brother and The Holding Company guitarist, Tom Constanten, the Grateful Dead keyboard player, and the ecstasy’s chemist Dr. Shulgin, up to today’s leaders of the new psychedelic generation. Goa Gil, father and guru of Goa Trance, Quasar, Dylan and Greg on Earth. The acid parties take us back to the San Francisco of the hippies, with their acid tests and the entranced dreams of a generation at war.
Drifting across the dramatic pictures of Vietnam, we reach the spiritual warmth of India where, during the Seventies, hippies fled escaping from compulsory recruitment. Goa beaches became the place to keep on dancing and dreaming. Here American psychedelic music merged with the new European electronic sound. Goa Trance was born, mother of Psychedelic Trance, which is back today hitting the streets of San Francisco, melting bodies and minds with its acid beats and powerful rhythm. ‘There is a message that comes from far away’ states Quasar ‘that crosses the Sixties and reaches us today’, a message alive in plants, in nature, and that has been breathing since the dawn of time.
THE COSMIC GIGGLE
“The Cosmic Giggle is a randomly roving zone of synchronicity and statistical anomaly. Should you be caught up in it, it will turn reality on its head. It is objective and subjective, simultaneously ‘really there’ and yet somehow is sustained by imagination and expectation; the umbilicus of our ontology, the place where we see that the world came from something very different from what it now appears to be.”
It is now clear that we are facing immense challenges that are completely unprecedented. These challenges form a complex, multi-layered and interwoven tapestry which is now converging. The fields of science and technology, politics, sustainable living, spirituality and virtually every other mode of human life are all coming to a head, and we are being confronted with a total re-examination of the way we interact with our environment. Meeting these challenges is going to take a massive collective effort to transform the world we live in, but before that is even a possibility, a transformation from within is necessary. The Cosmic Giggle is a documentary, but it is more than just a documentation. It is an alchemical tool to catalyze the internal, personal change that we all need to meet the future.
Through interviews with a diverse spectrum of teachers, shamans and healers, Maya scholars and Ufologists, this film aims to push the boundaries of our awareness and help us to remember an ancient part of ourselves that we’ve forgotten.
The filmmaker will be present to introduce the Documentary.
Independent film maker who chose this medium as the most powerful, effective and rapid way to reach people and help make a positive change in the world. Devoted to learning and doing personal research, he came to the logical and scientific conclusion that everyone and everything on this planet, as well as everything in the entire universe is intimately connected at an atomic level, and that all of existence is conscious in the purest sense. His work is a powerful tool for sending this message to the rest of the world.
THE EVOLUTION IS LOVE
From the Arab Spring to the European Summer, from Occupy to the global sustainability movement, a profound shift is taking place: humanity is waking up to the fact that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The old paradigm of greed and extreme concentration of wealth is collapsing. Endless growth on a finite planet cannot be sustained. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound transformation: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough – the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life. The Evolution is Love is a deep exploration of the heart of the movement and the meaning of love, along with stories of what “another world” could look like. It features some of the world’s key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and empathy. An anthology from Fierce Love Films woven together to explore the revolution of compassion in action that is taking place around the world.
Fierce Love Films is committed to changing the world through cutting-edge films that inspire personal and global revolutions, producing films that entertain, enlighten and offer transformative perspectives on the world we live in through effective and innovative methods of storytelling, transforming movies into movements.
Learn more at www.OccupyLove.org
Filmmakers Velcrow Ripper, Nova Ami and Ian MacKenzie will be at Boom to introduce this film in person!
US NOW – A film project about the Power of Mass Collaboration, Government and the Internet.
Has the time come for a real democratic form of government?
Us Now looks at how ‘user’ participation could transform the way countries are governed. It tells the stories of the online mass collaboration projects such as Mumsnet, CouchSurfing, Slice the Pie and My Football Club whose radical self-organising structures threaten to change the fabric of government forever.
The documentary weaves together the perceptions of leading thinkers on the power of the web, with the overriding suggestion that people gain a sense of satisfaction from active participation rather than symbolic representation in decision-making processes.
An examination of the role of the internet, and more specifically Web 2.0, in facilitating direct public governance without the need for politicians.
Stay tuned to this page for regular updates!