Archive for progress

The Corporation (2003)

Posted in Documentary, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Producer: Bart Simpson, Joel Bakan
Genre: Documentary
Country: Canada
Language: English / ES / PT / FR / RO / EN subtitles

The pathological pursuit of profit and power.

The documentary shows the development of the contemporary business corporation, from a legal entity that originated as a government-chartered institution meant to affect specific public functions to the rise of the modern commercial institution entitled to most of the legal rights of a person. Taking its status as a legal “person” to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?” What the study illustrates is that in the its behavior, this type of “person” typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. The film was nominated for over 26 international awards.

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~ Price of Civilization ~

Posted in Art, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Price of Civilization
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
~ Lord Acton ~

Our Daily Bread / Unser täglich Brot (2005)

Posted in Documentary, Philosophy, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Producer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Genre: Documentary
Country: Germany / Austria
Language: German / Polish / None

A realistic view on the internal workings of multiple food production companies in our modern society.

Our Daily Bread is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn’t always easy to digest – and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas. The film depicts how modern food production companies employ technology to maximize efficiency, consumer safety and profit. It consists mainly of actual working situations without voice-over narration or interviews as the director tries to let viewers form their own opinion on the subject. The names of the companies where the footage was filmed are purposely not shown.

Alan Watts – What is Wrong With Our Culture (2013)

Posted in Art House Film, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Omid Pakbin
Producer: Omid Pakbin aka Omega Point
Genre: Short / Web / Mashup
Country: United States
Language: English / AR / CN / DE / EN / ES / FR / IT / PT / RO subtitles

Be the change you wish to see in the world!

What is Wrong With Our Culture is a short video based on the Alan Watts speech about the state of the world also know as Sex: The Pleasurable Punishment.

Why is it that we don’t seem to be able to adjust ourselves to the physical environment without destroying it? Why is it that in a way this culture represents in a unique fashion the law of diminishing returns? That our success is a failure. That we are building up – in other words an enormous technological civilization which seems to promise the fulfillment of every wish almost at the touch of a button. And yet as in so many fairy tales when the wish is finally materialized, they are like fairy gold, they are not really material at all.

The Crisis of Civilization (2011)

Posted in Documentary, Feature Length, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Dean Puckett
Producer: Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed, Lucca Benney
Genre: Documentary / Feature Length
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

Aware, Alert, Alive!
A powerful critique of a failed global system and a manifesto for constructive social change.

The Crisis of Civilization is a remix documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Proving that ‘another world’ is not merely possible, but on its way.

The real solution is to recognize the inevitability of civilization change, and to work toward a fundamental systemic transformation based on more participatory forms of living, politically, economically and culturally.

~ Critical Point ~

Posted in Art, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

~ Critical Point ~

Not until the creation and maintenance of decent conditions of life for all people are recognized and accepted as a common obligation of all people and all countries – not until then shall we, with a certain degree of justification, be able to speak of humankind as civilized.
~ Albert Einstein ~

Occupy Love (2012)

Posted in Documentary, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Velcrow Ripper
Producer: Velcrow Ripper
Genre: Documentary
Country: Canada
Language: English

You cant evict an idea whose time has come.

Occupy Love will be a moving, transformative feature documentary that asks the question: how are the economic and ecological crises we are facing today a great love story?

Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening: 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.