WAKING UP IS A COLLABORATIVE OPEN SOURCE FILM IN THE MAKING ABOUT A POSITIVE FUTURE FOR HUMANTIY….FOR A CHANGE. A FUTURE THAT IS THREATENED BY OLD VALUES THAT HAS JUST BEEN AWAKENED…
The following scene is for demonstration purposes of the concept of the film, it will not be in the finished film.
Cast in the scene: Ben: Katene Nicholas. Aweena: Sara Lahne. Script, director, editor: Harald Sandø. If you have trouble watching the clip here, or would like to contribute with a translation, you can go to the YouTube version. The scene won the Official Selection in the Cinema Out Of Your Backpack festival.
- THE LINKS TO THE PLOT AND THE SCRIPT IS TAKEN DOWN AT THE MOMENT, AS AN UPDATED PLOT AND FULL FIRST DRAFT OF THE SCRIPT WILL COME UP SOON.
This film is about a positive future with a moneyless world, where global and local collaboration has replaced competition, giving and sharing has replaced buying and selling, and custodianship has replaced ownership. The economic system in this world is a resource based gift economy where all the world’s resources is considered the heritage of Humanity. All humans are equal. Peace reigns, and people can travel and live anywhere on the globe. The idea for the film is inspired from the workings of The Venus Project, The Zeitgeist Movement, The Ubuntu Movement, Ray Kurzweil, Amma, Gandhi, Krishnamurti, Carl Sagan, Buckminster Fuller, Miki Kashtan, Charles Eisenstein, Mark Boyle, Polly Higgins and more.
The plot circles around Ben, a former businessman who died of cancer, but froze himself down in the hope that humanity once might be able to thaw him up and cure his disease. And this is exactly what happens. In the year 2112, the world has gone through massive changes towards the positive. Both technology and human values has developed into a whole new world, positive in all aspects for humanity. One of the aspects is that money and property is gone, and people do things for other reasons than hoarding wealth. Waking Up is about Ben’s experiences in this world and the difficulties he faces in waking up to this new reality through many situations.