Saturday, September 15, 2012


[Something a little different today, and something that will take you longer than my lengthier posts, a Movie of the Day.]

(c) 2011, The Thrive Movement
Directed by Foster Gamble and Kimberly Carter Gamble
I own no rights.

(You'll probably want to enlarge the video box above, as I haven't found a way to enlarge it here, by clicking on the button to the right of the YouTube logo that looks like four corners of a square.)

I watched this film a couple of weeks ago and
really enjoyed it.  If you've seen any of the documentaries Inside Job, Capitalism: A Love Story, or Food, Inc., there are elements in those films in the first half of this film.  (If you've seen none of them, this will be quite the eye-opener.) 

The film will have elements that seem rather new-agey, so you are likely to be turned off early in the film if that does not appeal to you.  I would, however, encourage you to take the time and watch the film in its entirety.  It does not stay in the new-agey realm throughout the entire film.

The film discusses who is in control of things and how, why, and when they work...and for whose benefit.  It then goes on to offer ideas on what can be done to combat what has been happening for years, with the intent, as the film's creators put it, of our "reclaiming our lives and our future".  The "our" means both individually and communally.

At its core, the film is a multidisciplinary look at, and statement on ways to address, the crossroads at which society -- and, by extension, humanity in general -- is today.


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