Archive for diversity

Man after Man: Mother Mirra / Человек после человека: Мать Мирра (1989)

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Documentary, Independent Film, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Pavel Zorin
Producer: Natalia Hotuleva
Genre: Documentary / Independent Film
Country: Russia
Language: Russian / EN subtitles

A philosophical doctrine on the transformation of human nature.

The film expresses the concept of Human Unity which is being developed in the experimental city of Auroville, founded on principles of shared leadership, sustainable development and new consciousness. The driving force behind the manifestation of it was Mirra Alfassa, known to her followers as The Mother. Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. Under the shaping influence of the Mother’s and Sri Aurobindo’s dual philosophies, Auroville emerges as a unique, multi-cultural confluence where matter and spirit, the individual and the collective meet in the search for a higher consciousness.

Rivers and Tides (2001)

Posted in Alchemy, Art, Documentary, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Producer: Annedore von Donop, Trevor Davies, Leslie Hills
Genre: Documentary
Country: Germany / Finland / United Kingdom / Canada
Language: English

Life in the Arts.

Landscape sculptor Andy Goldsworthy is renowned throughout the world for his work in ice, stone, leaves, wood. His own remarkable still photographs are Goldsworthy’s way of talking about his often ephemeral works made from elements of nature, of fixing them in time. The music was composed and performed by Fred Frith.

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~ Order of Beauty ~

Posted in Alchemy, Art, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Order of Beauty
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
~ Michelangelo ~

Babies / Bebes (2010)

Posted in Documentary, Psychology, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Thomas Balmès
Producer: Alain Chabat
Genre: Documentary
Country: France
Language: English / Japanese / Mongolian / EN subtitles

A nature documentary with focus on humans.

A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo. Experience joy and happiness at its purest in this life-affirming, universal celebration of the magic and innocence of Babies. The movie is a joyous celebration of humankind that’s loaded with adorable images, but it lacks insight and depth.

This film is rated PG for cultural and maternal nudity.

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Lullabies of the World / Колыбельные мира (2003 – 2010)

Posted in Animation, Art House Film, Cosmology, Music, Mythology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Yelizaveta Skvotsova
Producer: Arsen Gottlieb
Genre: Animation / Music
Country: Russia
Language: Universal / None

A collection of animated lullabies from different countries.

World Lullabies – animated music videos to musical performances of lullabies from different nations around the world. The films are made for everybody, but mostly for children. The viewer will feel as if he is lulled by a loving mother. Every lullaby is performed in its original language. The plot of the movie is based on the story told in the lullaby. Visual images reflect the lifestyle and traditions of each nation.
List of lullabies:
Russian, Chukchi, Greek, French, African, Indian, Georgian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Bulgarian, Armenian, Jewish, Japanese, Hungarian, Moldavian, Azerbaijan, German, Ukrainian, Canadian.

Supported by the Federal Agency for Culture and
Cinematography of the Russian Federation.

~ Unique Expression ~

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

~ Unique Expression ~

Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.
~ Matthew Arnold ~

~ Unus Mundus ~

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

~ Unus Mundus ~

There is only one Soul in the Universe.
There is no ‘you’ or ‘me’; all variety is merged into the absolute unity, the one infinite existence – God.
~ Swami Vivekananda ~

1 Giant Leap (2002)

Posted in Art, Documentary, Music, Philosophy, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Duncan Bridgeman, Jamie Catto
Producer: Duncan Bridgeman, Jamie Catto
Genre: Documentary / Art
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost.

1 Giant Leap is a collaborative dvd project for the 21st century, which fuses music, words, sounds, rhythms and images from over 25 locations in 20 countries around the globe to celebrate diversity of musicians, story-tellers, authors, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs, artists, and thinkers from many different cultures.

1 Giant Leap is a title, a philosophy, a leap of faith that sprung from the minds of visionary UK musicians/visual artists Jamie Catto (Faithless) and Duncan Bridgeman. It is the embodiment of the unity in human diversity and a cross-cultural exploration of universal truth that is a global journey unto itself.

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1 Giant Leap: What About Me? (2008)

Posted in Art, Documentary, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Duncan Bridgeman, Jamie Catto
Producer: Duncan Bridgeman, Jamie Catto
Genre: Documentary / Art
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

One World Music.

One Giant Leap have created a unique music, TV and film project. What About Me? is the culmination of 4 years work visiting 50 global locations collecting wisdom and musical jewels. It’s an inspiring and alarming look at our collective insanity: how we are ego-driven, needy in relationships, insatiable in desire, addicted to status, wounded by childhood and unable to stop thinking, but how we still manage to be inspired and creative.

The backbone of the project is the music that One Giant Leap make. They start with pre-composed backing tracks in a laptop studio. The music grows as each layer is added, seamlessly mixing international stars like Alanis Morissette, KD Lang and Michael Franti, with Bedouin Musicians, Chinese rappers, Gabonese Pygmies, Tuvan throat singers, Egyptian folk musicians, Japanese taiko drummers. In addition, they manage to capture a unique take on the collective human condition, helped along by contributions from, among others, Noam Chomsky, Eckhart Tolle, Stephen Fry, Will Young, Maxi Jazz, Tim Robbins, Billy Connolly and Michael Stipe.
1 Giant Leap: What About Me? (2008)
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Planet Earth: Amazing Nature Scenery (2011)

Posted in Art House Film, Documentary, Photography, Pure Cinema, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Robert Revol
Producer: Robert LVI
Genre: Documentary / Short / Trailer
Country: Romania
Language: English / None

A beautiful images collection of Planet Earth (2006) documentary.

Emmy Award winning, 11-episodes, 5-years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. Each of episodes features a global overview of a different biome or habitat on Earth. At the end of each fifty-minute episode, a ten-minute featurette takes a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of filming the series.