Join Green Initiatives film screening #137, and our last screening of the year, UNITY, a study in the duality of man. Even after thousands and thousands of years, mankind still can't get along with each other, the animals, or the environment, despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy and religion.
UNITY is a visual masterpiece and a call for compassion, inclusiveness, and understanding of all beings on Earth. Echoing the many calls of our time for increasing awareness of our living environment, UNITY comes from a unique perspective by examining human transformation through time. The film ponders our seeming habit of destruction, and sends out a message of hope for a solitary tomorrow.
In support of the film’s message of working together, this documentary is uniquely voiced by 100 celebrity narrators for a powerful presentation.
How do we, as humans, perceive one another? Is there a way for us to work together? What are the challenges against global cooperation? How should we strive towards a compassionate future?
About the film
What is your ultimate goal in life? One in ten million people answered, "consciousness". Others, on the other hand, responded with success, wealth, power, etc. Through various interpretations of life, the film "unity" is dedicated to all people who pursue a deeper meaning of survival and seek a way to live in harmony with others. Imagine a world that does not depend on the opposite (US / them, wealth / poverty, black / white, gay / heterosexual, human / animal), but exists in the pursuit of integrity. Unity presents our completely equal world outlook, even if we are different: humans, animals and trees.
Unity is a film written and filmed by director Sean Mohsen (founder of nation earth) in the past five years. It will be released in 2012. The film consists of the following six parts: body, spirit, heart, soul, with the prelude and ending.
The film focuses on the indifference and resonance of human nature. Sean described that "all things in one" is a film about opposites, or we can say, "why do we still feel the opposition between each other despite our religious beliefs (religious beliefs exist in 88% of the world), self-help books, twelve step treatment schemes and even philosophy and technology."
"All things in one" will present a complex mosaic of pictures of daily life, with mixed joys and sorrows. The film is full of joy, surprise, sadness and maturity. Like Sean's previous film Earthlings, this film once again tries to lead the audience to novel and interesting scenes by combining unprecedented beauty and heartbreaking tragedy. Although it is a warning documentary, the film also hopes to spread grace, philosophy and consciousness to more people than before.
For the film "citizen of the earth", it has become one of the focuses in the history of documentary film by virtue of its most imaginative description and the unprecedented honor of documentary film, especially the difficulty of the theme. Although the film was not favored by the distributors when it was first released in 2005, it has an indisputable impact on subsequent documentaries on the same theme, including three films released by HBO: dealing dogs (2006), I am an animal (2007) and industrial farm Massacre (2009) (death on a factory farm, 2009), and two films nominated for Oscar Awards in 2010: Food Inc. and the cove, which won the best documentary award.
"All in one" continues the unfinished road of "earth citizen". It explores the binary relationship between human beings, rather than the relationship between human beings and animals. Therefore, we hope to use this film to show the main difference between indifference and resonance, so that viewers can understand that we, whether human beings, animals or trees, all come from a common root, that is, the earth.
Dec 9th, 19:00 - 21:30
Element Fresh @Shanghai Centre
2F, 1376 Nanjing West Road, Near Xikang Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai