Stare into the Lights my Pretties

Jordan (Jore) Brown is an artist, musician and independent film-maker whose work focuses on the interaction between the mainstream narrative, or “the dominant culture”, and “the real impact on people, society and the environment”.

Stare into the Lights my Pretties is Jore’s first feature-length documentary, and likely the first film ever to analyse today’s technoculture in such depth.

Award-winning, the film critically evaluates modern screen culture, which Jore refers to as “the society of the spectacle“.

It explores such prevailing topics as digital privacy, surveillance, the phenomenon of big data, the concept of the filter bubble in which “many of us are having very personalised and targeted information experiences online”, the psychology of addiction, and the concept of behaviour modification.

According to Modern Times Review, “Jordan Brown delivers a strong, straightforward study filled with statements from a remarkable panorama of speakers and witnesses”, including “technicians, political and social scientists, web engineers, philosophers and psychologists”.

Jore presents the position that “we are sleeprunning into some dystopian nightmare with the machines at the helm” and asks us to consider how the convergence of these technologies is “being used as a very powerful form of social control”.

“On the upside”, states Dr Joseph Mercola, the film “also offers the chance to make changes in how much it [screen culture] influences your daily activities”.

In terms of “achieving optimal wellness”, Dr Mercola states that we can take a break from social media, reduce the time we get distracted online, and “devote that time to offline endeavors instead”.

WUWE agrees. Personal & Global Wellness Training concludes that most important is to “get out of your comfort zone (cognitive dissonance), go out into the solutions-focused world, and participate”.

Dr. Mercola continues “If you find your life has become more focused on technology than relationships, now’s the time to make changes for the better, before it’s too late”.

The film also suggests that we face the misinformation, manipulation, our collective addiction, and then “avert our eyes”. In other words, participate in a different narrative.

The documentary is screening internationally and has won some significant industry awards and accolades, including the “Most Unforgettable Film” Silver Award from the Spotlight Film Festival in the USA, “Edward Snowden Award” in Argentina, “Most Challenging Film” from Indie Lincs in Lincoln, England, and winner and semi-finalist accolades from events in Poland, Bangladesh, Russia, Ireland and Belgium.

Jore distributed this film for free because he wants the documentary to be a tool for deep analysis, critical discourse, education and a catalyst for positive change.

This video is a non profit educational resource for free classroom and personal use to develop critical thinking skills and encourage discussion about how to increase personal and global wellness.

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Source: https://jore.cc/film

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The Truth Behind Capitalism

The Truth Behind Capitalism critiques capitalism from the perspective of philosopher Karl Marx who popularised the terms socialism and communism.

The idea of socialism is picking up momentum around the world, but what is it and does it increase or decrease personal and global wellness?

The film presents evidence and opinions from both sides of the debate, and analyses the philosophy and structure of both capitalism and socialism.

The purpose of this documentary is to encourage viewers to critically think about the idea of community versus individualism and co-operation versus competition and encourages debate about where you would put these two opposing values within your own economic model.

In under 30 minutes the film covers the history of the banking system, the Eurozone, the Occupy Movement, recent revolutionary events that took place in Iceland and in Greece, and the increasing number of coalitions and demonstrations taking place worldwide.

The film concludes that capitalism is being replaced with a new ‘people and planet before profit’ ethos and capitalism, post-2008, is falling apart under the weight of its own contradictions.

The Truth Behind Capitalism features business professors, philosophers, journalists, campaigners, and footage from the TV, radio and news broadcasts, as well as footage from some of today’s most important and successful documentaries on the topic, including:

Inside Job (2010)
Zeitgeist The Movie (2007)
Zeitgeist Addendum (2008)
Ethos (2011)
Marx Reloaded (2011)
Who is Saving Whom? (2015)

The film features on Top Documentary Films.

This video is a non profit educational resource for free classroom and personal use to develop critical thinking skills and encourage discussion about how to increase personal and global wellness.

This video is free to download and share with no restrictions.

Source: https://vimeo.com/185961480

Mainstream Media – The Movie

Mainstream Media – The Movie presents footage from some of today’s most important and successful documentaries on the topic of media to show how the mainstream media is having an incredibly detrimental effect on people and the planet.

It is clear from the vast amount of academic studies available that the mainstream media is one of the biggest hindrances to personal and global wellness.

In just 43 minutes, the film takes you on an in depth journey through how the human mind is being shaped by TV programmes, newspapers, video games, advertising and the news to believe a particular story that fits current political and economic interests, and the consumer them-and-us ethos of our times, but does not serve humanity in moving forward towards a peaceful, loving and sustainable planet.

The film demonstrates how mainstream media use psychological techniques and systematically repeated messages to tap into our deepest wants, fears and desires in order to influence our behaviour and our beliefs.

The effect is that mainstream media are causing people to become more stressed, fearful, racist, sexist and even abusive, which in turn is a major cause of depressive illness, human cruelty, and environmental destruction through consumption and war.

The documentary features experts in academia, architecture, engineering, film, TV and more, and features footage from some of today’s most important and successful documentaries on the topic of media, including:

Manufacturing Consent (1992)
Ethos Genesis (2015)
True Cost (2015)
Miss Representation (2011)
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Project Censored (2013)

The objective of this documentary is to help viewers develop critical thinking skills by considering to what extent the human race is being conditioned to believe in a made-up reality, and the effect that has on the health of people and the planet.

The proposed solution is simple yet profound – Turn off the TV.

We can stop participating in the story and choose a different narrative that promotes personal and global wellness instead.

This video is a non profit educational resource for free classroom and personal use to develop critical thinking skills and encourage discussion about how to increase personal and global wellness.

This video is free to download and share with no restrictions.

Source: https://vimeo.com/296111513

Ethos Genesis

Ethos Genesis is a 2015 updated version of the highly acclaimed film ETHOS (2011) by director Pete McGrain which was hosted by Woody Harrelson.

McGrain teamed up with Woody Harrelson in order to reach a wider audience, but his original commentary was censored for broadcast networks before it was released.

With Pete McGrain’s blessing, this 2015 version of the film replaces Woody Harrelson with McGrain’s original commentary from the unreleased original, but keeps the material produced for the final release, as well as adding new footage from the documentary The True Cost to support McGrain’s more frank and candid opinion.

McGrain takes us through the many different facets that make up today’s current system, including economics, media, politics and war, and presents the position that we need to re-evaluate our ethos – our fundamental beliefs and values – and consider that the current way of doing things may be severely misguided.

McGrain concludes that we need to change, and we can effectively begin by the way we choose to spend our money.

The documentary features interviews from some of the world’s most influential critical thinkers, including Noam Chomsky, Chalmers Johnson, Michael Moore and Howard Zinn (to name just a few), as well as footage from some of today’s most important and successful documentaries, including:

Hijacking Catastrophe (2004)
The Corporation (2003)
Manufacturing Consent (1992)
Zeitgeist (2007)
The Carlyle Connection (2009)
Why We Fight (2005)
The True Cost (2015)

This video is a non profit educational resource for free classroom and personal use to develop critical thinking skills and encourage discussion about how to increase personal and global wellness.

This video is free to download and share with no restrictions.

Source: https://vimeo.com/163515301