July 30, 2012
art, awareness, Cinema, creativity, film, FREEDOM, history, inspiration, joy, knowladge, life, Love, movie, music, nature, photography, story, video
2012, 70mm, Baraka, Bön, birth, Buddhism, date, ground, Himalayas, Hinduism, Jainism, life, reicarnation, samsara, trailer, world, Yoga, zone
“Visually breathtaking. Unlike anything you will ever see.” IndieWire
“The stunning new trailer for Samsara offers a tantalizing peek at the dozens of exotic locations visited by the filmmakers in their quest to capture the ‘ever turning wheel of life’ on Earth.”
If you are familiar with the stunning and transcendent visual poetry of Ron Fricke’s non-narrative documentary BARAKA (1992), his follow up film SAMSARA might interest you as well! He filmed everything with 70mm film so I will no doubt be gorgeous. I would write more about this, but part of the magic of Fricke’s films are that they have to be seen and experienced, and preferably in a giant theatre. Here is the trailer.
A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man’s struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman’s struggle to keep her enlightened love and life in the world. But their destiny turns, twists and comes to a surprise ending.
Release date August 23, 2012. Samsara – Filmed over a period of five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on 70mm film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. “Samsara” is a sanskrit word meaning “continuous flow”; it is the repeating cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth (reincarnation) within Hinduism, Buddhism, Bön, Jainism, Yoga and Sikhism.
SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.
July 23, 2012
awareness, celebrate, educate, inspiration, joy, knowladge, life, quote, story
art, Earth, lesson, life, living, Native, origin, Osho, planet, quote, respect, story
The paper is not the writing, yet it carries the writing. The ink is not the message, nor is the reader’s mind the message – but they all make the message possible.
[Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj]
Everybody wants freedom as far as talking is concerned, but nobody really is free and nobody really wants to be free, because freedom brings responsibility. It does not come alone. And to be dependent is simple: the responsibility is not on you, the responsibility is on the person you are dependent on.
So people have made a schizophrenic way of life. They talk about truth, they talk about freedom, and they live in lies, they live in slaveries – slaveries of many kinds, because each slavery frees you from some responsibility. A man who really wants to be free has to accept immense responsibilities. He cannot dump his responsibilities on anybody else. Whatever he does, whatever he is, he is responsible.
You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin.
Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.
If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.
Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
[Native American Wisdoms]
There is a road in the hearts of all of us, hidden and seldom traveled, which leads to an unknown, secret place. The old people came literally to love the soil, and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. Their teepees were built upon the earth and their altars were made of earth. The soul was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing. That is why the old Indian still sits upon the earth instead of propping himself up and away from its life giving forces. For him, to sit or lie upon the ground is to be able to think more deeply and to feel more keenly. He can see more clearly into the mysteries of life and come closer in kinship to other lives about him.
[Chief Luther Standing Bear]
January 26, 2012
awareness, documentary, educate, film, Kabul, movie, participation, post, school, skate, SKATEISTAN, War, young, youth
art, change, docs, documentary, downhill, film, freedom, help, learn, living, participate, practice, project, skate boarding, support, tricks, War, youngsters
Skateboarding means liberty!
The Americans have cultured and support the Talibans in fight against the Soviet Union.
The Taliban are an American product.
So the Americans are fighting for “freedom” against their former supported group. The victims are the children and the Afghanistan people.
The American republicans are not liberators, they are warlords, who pretend to fight for democracy.
SUPPORT Skateistan, become a member!
Power the kids and to the People!
:Kabul. .. do u know that place, u know to show it on d map? – me not!
SKATEISTAN: To live and skate in Kabul
Well, now I know but before I see this doc I didn’t have any idea. What is all about. We know what is attractive for d film festivals around? Stories from this kind, ok maybe not this script but d environment, d way of living, tradition, culture. What is d spot that connect Us with this society. What does it mean urban living there?
First I saw d picture and I stop for a moment, why, how, where, is it fake one? Thousands of questions in my mind, then one opportunity, press d link!
“In a country with innumerable problems, Skateistan represents an oasis where children can be children and build the kinds of cross-cultural relationships that Afghanistan needs for future stability. Programmer’s Note: Former professional snowboarder Orlando von Einsiedel found that the Skateistan project combined two worlds he felt very passionate about: extreme sports and social work. The Skateistan project—started by two Australian aid workers who began giving skating as well as educational lessons to more than 350 kids in Kabul, Afghanistan—equips young men and women with the skills to lead their communities toward social change and development and piqued von Einsiedel’s interest enough to make him want to capture it with a camera. Flying directly from Frankfurt to Kabul, von Einsiedel and crew sought to create a more optimistic image of Afghanistan. What resulted is a beautifully composed film that turns a spotlight on neither the battles nor the victims in this war-torn country, but rather on the hopeful spirit and culture of change that the youth of Kabul are yearning to put into action. We’re thrilled to welcome von Einsiedel’s film to this year’s Festival and urge you to check out skateistan.org on your next Internet stop.”
:I have experience in watching documentary movies since I am part of d team of d International Film Festival [AsterFest], and stories with background as this are not stressful at all for me. But from other side this story here is just reflection of d life out there at some place pretty different from d picture that we are used to see on d screen.
Ruined villages,cities, asphalt full of holes, dead animals on the streets. This is only a small part of d everyday life of this young people in this place. Stinks, unemployed pips, street vendors, big poverty, gaps in education, system error, WAR. They have too many problems and few desires.
The film talks about a group of youngsters who have the same desire. the West Urbanity associate u to? – Skaters. the skate as a tool for making peace, as soon as they shooting stops all young skaters are out there matching d square and showing that this time d war is over. .. for a couple of hours.
Youth with a great desire to learn drivin’ this boards, to do tricks, make downhill or use d new ramps . .. like those on d television. The film documents a project that supports the educational process, training, their first attempts.
I have seen a lot of movies with d same topic, our region is pretty knows in d World as war place too. We had wars in Yugoslavia, after that few more. .. and if u attend film festivals for #docs in d Balkans u’ll be able to watch hundreds of sad stories for d life her. murders, destroyed families, lost partners, kids etc. I like d positive side of this documentary. .. it’s really time to stop this Wars and give those kids chance to live. Life is important for every human being, let they dream awaken!
January 21, 2012
72, anonymous, awareness, blog, call, censorship, Internet, PIPA, Piracy, SOPA, video
72, alarm, anonymous, call, facebook, hours, shut down, twitter, video, warning, youtube
.We have new situation here and how much we think is funny this is going huge. d anonymous are coming out with new video that is message for those who support #SOPA & #PIPA. They give 72 hours to d Government to decide what to do, or better to stop anything connect with this process otherwise that will shut down d most used social platforms: youtube, facebook & twitter
Here is d video:
.we can’t be sure if the are just kidding or not, but I’m pretty sure that our reality start looks like Matrix d movie. we must be aware, tolerant. .. to learn more about d self respect and respecting d environment, d people. so, I don’t wanna sound as one of them, cause as they said they are not a group, not an organization but every single оne of Us, citizen of planet Earth who pay taxes to someone who thinks that he owns this small rise in d Universe .
It’s just not possible to act like kid to someone who is acting with u as u’re some funny pet, marionette or slave that is d worst cause u’re NOT. hope u sign already d petition if not u can find it in d post before. share d video, inform ur friends it’s Up to Us to build better society and more friendly and common future four our kids. we are not all terrorists in this Planet, it’s time to stop, all of this. d consequences from all this are obvious, we are not here to spread hate and other negative forms .. but if this is d answer, if d anonymous think that this will help. see y around, in better times, it was nice to talk with you!
if u’re interested more in this global movement see d next video. it’s kind of presentation to d aims and d structure of this so called free of system organization :)
?are u still in d mood anonymous, seach for them, search for me, search for u . .. search for better future. just go to google and start or on youtube [u have 72 hours] and find d secret channels. a lot of information in d system are fake, ask for d true! see y ~