While filming in New York in October of last year, we did a short interview with actor Penn Badgley (best known for his role on the popular show, Gossip Girl). He had some wise words about the movement, along with a couple of other protestors at the scene whom we spoke to as well!Read more
By Fiona Smith
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” John F. Kennedy | Students Pepper-sprayed at UC-Davis “All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.” George Orwell | Two men arrested at Occupy Oakland “No one is immune to the power of […]Read more
This holiday season, try something new for your shopping list. Buy nothing.
Holiday shopping is out of control. With Black Friday kick-starting the mayhem during America’s thanksgiving weekend, holiday sales and aggressive marketing campaigns lasting throughout the entire month of December, and post-holiday Boxing Day sales continuing for weeks afterwards, the consumer industry has managed to create one of the largest, the most aggressive, and lengthy shopping […]Read more
In an interview with Charlie Rose, Amy Goodman explains why the mainstream media ridicules the OccupyWallStreet movement.
See the full interview with Amy Goodman here.Read more
How we traded in our wisdom for mindless luxury.
Our culture’s lack of wisdom is pulling us further and further away from the consequences of our way of life. We watch television and advertisements that tell us to live an increasingly decadent lifestyle and we happily oblige, indulging in harmful behavior and plundering the planet, covering our ears and eyes when we hear of […]Read more
Exploring our innate connection to the natural.
Biophilia might sound like a perverse word (you can’t help but think of pedophilia, a word we’re too familiar with, and that’s given the whole suffix a negative connotation), but it actually defines something amazing about our human nature (BIOphilia, not the other one). The term was first used by a social psychologist named Eric Fromm, […]Read more
Comparing intellect to wisdom; the true form of intellect.
Throughout our research on Wisdom for the film, we often asked ourselves, what is the difference between Wisdom and intellect (and we capitalize the word Wisdom purposely here)? The answer—at first—was difficult to find. Intellect is often misunderstood as a measurement of one’s intelligence, but it’s better defined as the ability to express one’s intelligence and […]Read more
Embracing Indigenous Knowledge as a way forward.
In looking for an elective to fill my university schedule this year, my curiosity was most piqued by the idea of a women’s studies minor. I can say most people who I shared this with rolled their eyes or made a joke, but I tried to assure them (not always calmly) that the women’s studies […]Read more
Welcome to the thrilling world of WikiSwarms, the culture jammer game being played right now in which the future of the Earth is at stake. By Micah White
Guy Debord, the maverick Situationist philosopher, practiced living as if it were a game because he theorized that doing so could spark a revolutionary upheaval. “The sole thrilling direction remains the fragmentary search for a new way of life” beginning with “systematic provocation” that transforms existence into a “integral, thrilling game,” a twenty-four year old […]Read more