Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

Aquarium soundtrack for 13 Shades of Romanian

April 13, 2015

13 Shades of Romanian

13 Shades of Romanian

Aquarium by Jewelia is the soundtrack for 13 Shades of Romanian.

13 Shades of Romanian is a  documentary that questions the popular misconceptions of Romanians living in Britain, as seen through the eyes of thirteen Romanians.

13 Shades of Romanian is funded through crowdfunding, the target was met last week.

They may have been wiser to have chosen StartJoin or FairCoin, as both support community and art projects.

The funding raised so far, will cover filming.

There are still post-production costs to be covered.

FairCoin and Robin Hood Hedge Fund are looking for suitable projects to fund that expand the commons.

Last year Jewelia released Monsters.

The Happiest Place

September 13, 2012
I want happiness

I want happiness

Bhutan

Bhutan

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness. It is the goal of every other goal. Ben Henretig has embarked on an ambitious project to document a country and culture that has embraced Happiness as a part of its national policy. — Deepak Chopra

It has been known for at least twenty years that once people reach a certain level of material well being their quality of life does not improve, it deteriorates.

Once this level of material wealth is reached, growing GDP becomes meaningless, we do so counter to our quality of life, counter to environmental degradation, growing gaps between rich and poor, increase in crime and mental and family and societal breakdown.

We hear a lot about wealth creation, that we must not tax the rich else they will go elsewhere. What we do not hear is creating no place for them to hide.

We do not have wealth creation, we have wealth accumulation and vulture capitalism.

Up until the 1950s, we had industrialists who created wealth, they built the railways, made cars, produced jeans. Now they create complex financial instruments that rob Peter to pay Paul, they avoid tax, they fire not hire people.

We see our towns and cities destroyed, the same High Street names in every town, soulless Clone Towns. Rapacious corporations like Costa Coffee.

A nuclear meltdown as we saw in Japan, increases GDP due to the cost of the clean up.

Four travellers travelled across the mountain Kingdom of Bhutan. They found a people, a country, that valued their culture, valued their environment, that had a high happiness Index.

They filmed what they saw. They are now wanting to turn what they saw into a documentary, The Happiest Place. They are using crowd sourcing to raise the money via Kickstarter.

Music for the film will be by Imogen Heap and Zoe Keating.

Just Do It fundraising party

October 14, 2010

Paulo Coelho turned filmmaking on its head when he got grassroots to produce and film The Witch of Portobello which had its premier at the Rome Film Festival last autumn.

Just Do It have taken this a stage further, a film about activists by activists. But it still needs money, hence the fundraising party last night which I attended after a meeting with Climate Rush, who just happen to feature in the film. Also featured are Climate Camp and Plane Stupid.

For the next 17 days, Lush will match donations. So please give generously. Last night £1460, to date £6030. [see £20k in 20 days!]

On the evening, Lush goodies were given to everyone who made a donation.

It is hoped to release Just Do It in the spring. It will be given away free!

Upcoming events

The Crude Awakening – Central London – Saturday 16 October 2010

Zero Carbon by 2030 – Friends House, Euston Road, London – Saturday 30 October 2010

Also see

Emily James: Lights, camera, activists

Emily James on climate direct action film Just Do It

Just Do It: get off your arse and change the world with a Crude Awakening

Interview: Emily James, Director of ‘Just Do It’ says ‘Get of your arse and change the world!’

Lush Cosmetics – Our Environmental Policy