Archive for technocracy

Alma (2010)

Posted in Documentary, Independent Film, Philosophy, Psychology, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Patrick Rouxel
Producer: Patrick Rouxel
Genre: Documentary / Independent Film
Country: United States
Language: English / None

The devastating effect of the cattle industry on the Amazonian rainforest in Brazil.

Patrick Rouxel has dedicated his time to making films aimed at raising awareness of deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and the ethical treatment of animals. In Alma, Rouxel continues his visual poetry into the world’s forests and industries that are destroying them, heading to Brazil to explore the devastating impacts of the cattle industry. The film offers an exposition of a cowboy culture and the millions of animals used to satisfy our voracious global appetite for meat and dairy products. The film wanders from forest to pasture to rodeo to slaughterhouse to market to tannery.

In essence, Alma is a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world.

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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.