Archive for globalism

Global Village or Global Pillage (2000)

Posted in Documentary with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Brendan Smith, Tim Costello
Producer: Jeremy Brecher
Genre: Documentary / Short
Country: United States
Language: English

Economic Reconstruction from the Bottom Up.

Whether we like it or not, the global economy now affects us as consumers, as workers, as citizens, and as members of the human family. For those with wealth and power, the global economy has meant big benefits. But what does it mean for the rest of us? Are we destined to be its victims? Or can we shape its future – and our own? “Global Village or Global Pillage?” weaves together video of local and transnational activities, interviews, music, and original video comics to show that, through grassroots organizing combined with mutual support around the world, ordinary people can empower themselves to deal with the global economy.

~ Asymmetrical Chain ~

Posted in Art, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Asymmetrical Chain
The hand that gives is above the hand that takes.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

Propaganda (2012)

Posted in Documentary, Independent Film, Mystery, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Slavko Martinov
Producer: Slavko Martinov, Mike Kelland
Genre: Documentary
Country: New Zealand
Language: Korean / English /
AR / CN / DE / EN / ES / FR / HI / IT / JP / PT / RO / RU subtitles

Prepare for indoctrination or the best piece of propaganda in a generation.

Described as “1984 meets The Blair Witch Project”, “A mouthful of scary porridge”, and “Even better than Triumph of The Will” the documentary is an anti-Western propaganda film about the influences of American visual and consumption culture on the rest of the world from a North Korean perspective.

Presented by an anonymous North Korean professor, the film attacks the moral attenuation, political manipulation and hyper-consumerism that characterize the Western world. In chapters with titles like “Rewriting History,” “Advertising” and “The Cult of Celebrity,” we are treated to a lineup of the most embarrassing occidental excesses and globalization, the “psychological warfare” at the hands of multinationals, shopping-obsessed consumers and the failure of democracy.

~ Dark Triad ~

Posted in Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Mythology, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Dark Triad
You can fool some of the people all of the time,
and all of the people some of the time,
but you can’t fool ALL of the people ALL of the time.
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

Life in a Day (2011)

Posted in Documentary, Feature Length, Independent Film, Psychology, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Kevin Macdonald
Producer: Liza Marshall, Ridley Scott
Genre: Documentary / Independent Film / Feature Length
Country: United States / United Kingdom
Language: English / Italian / Japanese / German / Spanish / Indonesian / Balinese / Portuguese / Ukrainian / Vietnamese / Creole / Catalan / Dutch / Bengali / Masai / Hindi / Arabic / Quechua / Russian / AR / CN / DE / EN / FR / IT / PT / ES / RU subtitles

Filmed by You.

A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.

Enlisted to capture a moment of the day on camera, the global community responded by submitting more than 80,000 videos to YouTube. The videos contained over 4,500 hours of deeply personal, powerful moments shot by contributors from Australia to Zambia, and from the heart of bustling major cities to some of the most remote places on Earth. The film offers a unique experience that shows – with beauty, humor, and joyful honesty – what it’s like to be alive on Earth today.

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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