Because cinema, fine cinema, has such power to stimulate us, move us and dramatically deepen both our perceptions and connections, the Deep Adaptation Forum is offering a Film Circle in which a particular film will be posted, together with information on how to access it - and a date and time for an Open Space discussion of the film and its impact.
The films which have so far been selected for the Circle have not been chosen as didactic expositions of the existential crises we face as a society and as a species, but as explorations of the deep human (and non-human) condition of our common world, and which reflect on the four R's, the principles of Deep Adaptation. The majority of the selections are imaginative, while others are deeply expressive documentaries.
Several of the films nominated are available free of charge; others will require a modest online rental or other fee. The inaugural film is:
Ten Canoes, directed by Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr (Australia, 2006). Available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLiJ5EhNKyo
The initial Discussion Circle will take place on Wednesday, December 30th, from 7:00 - 8:30 or possibly 9:00 pm (UTCO). Check your local start time here: https://everytimezone.com/s/9e8b7d81
At this meeting, we hope the discussion will include the structure and purpose of the Circle. Input from participants is both anticipated and, of course, welcomed.
The second film in the series will likely be Lindsay Anderson's 1973 masterwork, "O Lucky Man" (U.K.), with Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, and Ralph Richardson, music by Alan Price (formerly with the The Animals).