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Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream

Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream

Of all the innumerable beliefs and hypotheses that make up our contemporary industrial perspective on life there is one that is dominant and very frequent. That's the assumption that we are disconnected, from everyone and everything. This belief configures basically all our...

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Connected

Connected

For our own individual sanity, the huge lesson for us is to learn how to reconnect. The bigger question is if it's possible for economic growth to continue indefinitely without destroying the planet? Anybody who thinks that it's crazy to say we...

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There's No 3G In Heaven

There's No 3G In Heaven

One suicide is a disaster, but what happens when a neighborhood is shattered by an array of suicides, one after another, all of them teenagers? Do the parents secretly mourn, apprehensive that articulating their anguish could result in more suicides? Or does...

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Bangkok Girl

Bangkok Girl

"Farang"... meaning "stranger" or "Western tourist" is one of the first words that children in Bangkok learn. In this tourist heaven what makes the headlines is not the exquisite Thailand countryside... but the sex trade, and the "Farang" who come to exploit...

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Will Work For Free

Will Work For Free

What's the biggest threat to humanity you can think of? Pollution, disease, natural disasters, terrorism, crime, drugs...? But do we ever think about our basic life support needs? We usually don't have to because luckily for us we have a system. It's...

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What Would It Look Like?

What Would It Look Like?

We like to think that this planet is experiencing a spiritual evolution but there are no signs of it. We're still trying to invade one another's minds and we're still trying to tell each other what to do and what to think....

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Gypsy Child Thieves

Gypsy Child Thieves

For centuries gypsies lived on the margins of society and faced brutal discrimination. Many have resorted to begging and stealing to survive, but in the last twenty years organized crime has taken over and since 2007, when Romania joined the European Union,...

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Girl Killers

Girl Killers

Nearly thirty percent of Indians live in poverty and for women this economic position brings a life of animosity. The parents of the bride must give a dowry which often renders them bankrupt. As a result female infanticide is a common and...

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Party Games

Party Games

This is the contemporary politics of China, seen through the eyes of the student looking for a spot in the Communist Party, the party official on the campaign path, the artist who endured the past, the communist who became capitalist, a Buddhist,...

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