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ROOTED in PEACE | FREE Synchronized Stream | September, 21 – International Day of Peace
Greg Reitman | 1 hr 37 minutes | ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as citizens and human beings. Director / filmmaker Greg Reitman invites you to join him on a film journey that takes notice of the world we live in, and proactively seeks to find paths to personal and ecological peace that help end the cycle of violence. The film follows Greg as he seeks out renown luminaries and activists around the world and engages them in conversations around sustainable development, the challenges of our never-ending wars, and the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE one of the most unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences of our time. Experience this film on the day of its theatrical release with Regal and Landmark Theaters in over 80 U.S. cities.
FREE! Viewing information available on 9/21. One day only.
One Day on Earth | WATCH on Films for the Planet – $3.99 | September 9 -24
Kyle Ruddick, Brandon Litman | 1 hr. 45 minutes | Experience the beautiful cultural diversity of our world. We see both the challenges and hopes of humanity from a diverse group of 19,000 volunteer filmmakers assembled by a participatory media experiment that sets a world record: the first movie to feature footage from every country in the world on the same day. One Day on Earth was produced in collaboration with the United Nations and over 60 non-profit organizations. More than 7,000 people sent about 3,000 hours worth of video from every country with participants ranging from teenagers with cellphones to professional cinematographers with high-definition cameras.
PLANETARY | WATCH on Films for the Planet – $.99 | September 12 – 24
Guy Reid, Steve Watts Kennedy | 1 hr 25 minutes | PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wake-up call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. In a stunning visual exploration, the film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan, with intimate interviews from renowned experts including astronauts, environmentalists, anthropologists, and authors. They shed new light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life on our planet. PLANETARY is a poetic and humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective.
AVoice4Peace | FREE | September 14 -24
Bud Simpson | 44 minutes | AVoice4Peace offers a rare glimpse at the vibrant musical culture of Kenya and illustrates the contribution of three musicians who are using music – humanity’s universal language – to bring about peace around the world. Singers and musicians from every corner of the globe streamed their performance of “Ukuthula” on the International Day of Peace. Inspired by the movement, thousands of people all over the world shared on social media videos of their choirs singing Ukuthula, and thousands more were touched by the message of this simple prayer for peace.The film explores concepts of international musical collaboration, the global refugee crisis, socio-economic challenges and cultural differences that can trigger conflict, and the idea that peace begins and ends with the individual.
World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements | WATCH on Films for the Planet – $4.97 | September 16 -24
Chris Farina and Rosalia Films | 57 minutes | World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements is a documentary about John Hunter, a teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia and his students as they participate in Hunter’s remarkable educational exercise the World Peace Game. This hands-on political simulation gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of the economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war. The goal of the game is to achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention.
A Quest for Meaning | FREE Stream | September 19
Marc de la Ménardière, Nathanael Coste | 1 hr. 28 minutes | A Quest for Meaning is the the story of an impromptu road-trip undertaken by two childhood friends. This film reveals the profound aspirations of a whole generation in search of wisdom and common sense. Through the words of activists, biologists, philosophers, or guardians of ancestral traditions, Marc and Nathanael’s quest presents us with alternatives that are already building the world of tomorrow. This film captures the change in human consciousness currently happening all over the planet, and the desire to live in harmony with oneself and the world.
The Neuroscience of Peace – Tapping into our Hearts Intelligence | FREE Live Stream | September 23 – World Peace Weekend
As a prelude to the Synchronized Global Meditation on September 24, during World Peace Weekend – join the live stream, “The Neuroscience of Peace – Tapping into our Hearts’ Intelligence” September 23 from 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. PST with Rollin McCraty Ph.D., founder of the Global Coherence Initiative (GCI). Dr. McCraty, Executive Vice President and Director of Research at HeartMath Institute, was one of the early scientific pioneers in the field of personal and global coherence. David Nicol, PhD, Co-founder and Director of the Gaiafield Project and Co-founder and Co-director of BeThePeace will be joining us for this exciting event. David is author of Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation and is adjunct faculty in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Program at CIIS, where he teaches classes on Subtle Activism. This presentation will Increase your sense of connectedness and global awareness as you learn about the science behind personal and planetary coherence.
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