A New Story for Humanity

2016 ,    » 6 Comments
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Ratings: 6.50/10 from 64 users.
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A New Story for Humanity

Marked by bustling metropolitan cities and modern technologies, Western culture feels as though it exists on a separate plane from nature. As a result, pollution levels are perilous, animal and sea life is waning, and climate change is a very real threat that could prove ruinous to our planet. We've been brainwashed by the dictates of a capitalism to believe that hard work is all we require to find success and happiness.

This philosophy creates discord in our relationships, unrelenting stress on our minds and bodies and a blindness towards the finer pleasures of life. The world needs a new narrative - one that promotes solidarity with the environment and a revitalized hope for a positive future. That narrative is explored in A New Story for Humanity, a feature-length documentary about the evolution of a global movement.

The film finds its roots in the New Story Summit. Presented by the Findhorn Foundation, a spiritual community of leaders, activists and teachers throughout the globe, the event included a series of presentations aimed at spreading an inspiring message: the world we seek lies within each of us. Each presentation throughout the summit constituted a different thread in the discussion, including economic concerns, social issues, education, the environment, the importance of embracing our diversity and establishing a sense of community, and the virtues of friendly competition.

The film contains a wealth of excerpts from these sessions, and in-depth conversations with the panel of multi-cultural teachers, including activist and author Satish Kumar, General Secretary of the Global Ecovillage Network Lua Bashana-Kekana, spiritual educator Dororthy Maclean, and Andean medicine man Puma Quispe Singona.

Empowering and enlightening, A New Story for Humanity calls upon the skills and dedication of every generation to write a new chapter in the future of humankind. Calling upon the wisdom of both ancient and modern cultural thinking, the lessons are clear, aspirational and relevant to every member of the global community. The calls to action are easily adaptable and achievable for all of us. Viewers will leave the film feeling as though they possess the potential and the tools they need to change the world.

Directed by: Lorenz Gramann, Mattie Porte

6 Comments / User Reviews

  1. John Duchek

    I didn't know China was a western country. What a spin factory!

  2. Gretchen

    Has a few good moments however, this is a promotional video for the events, classes and products of the Foundation rather than a purely altruistic documentary about the planet.

  3. Colin Stratford

    It is just another talking shop. It leads nowhere.

  4. Babs CHIN

    Unlike the comments so far, I found this wonderful, uplifting and amazingly reassuring....
    I feel peaceful, positive and inspired....
    Whoever made it, and wherever it was made, it makes sense to me.

  5. D Llewellyn Foster

    Rated 5.84 by 50 viewers allegedly ~ so far. This is an interesting film about an interesting, experimental event. I wonder how many of those 50 viewers actually listened to the whole 102 minute narrative. Maybe they expected to be entertained or distracted from the drudgery of their everyday routine, not offered the authentic opportunity (even the rare privilege) of participating in and sharing a unique learning experience. Cynicism is actually a very great handicap; it prevents us from recognizing, or feeling, genuine sincerity. It takes real courage to approach the metaphysical truth of our deeper being.

  6. lemuel

    Having enjoyed this video, I must say that although minorities are represented in the video, the main "narrative" as to where mankind is headed is still being controlled by the "whites" or to be more specific those from first world countries. But the problem is that it is that same first world narrative that has the world in the mess that it is in now!!! Can that narrative pretending to be the "new story" save mankind from the sure destruction to which we are headed!!

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