Completion date Spring 2015
reimagiNATION is an engaging and personal look at the living legacy of ‘60s-era idealism as seen through the eyes of those for whom the spirit of that time remains very much alive.
A feature-length documentary, reimagiNATION weaves three personal stories and a sweeping historical perspective encompassing social change from the ‘60s to today. The film traces the counterculture roots of many of today’s movements for sustainability and social justice: from Berkeley Free Speech to digital democracy, from Woodstock to permaculture, from Chicago ‘68 street protests to student think tanks for public policy.
The personal stories in reimagiNATION reflect a commitment to alternative values that was the hallmark of the ‘60s social and cultural revolution in America. Today – more than 40 years later – how does a new young generation view the world handed forth by the boomers of the ‘60s? What lessons about forging social change can the generations teach one another? These are the core questions that inspired reimagiNATION, which is designed to provoke debate and discussion.
Featuring a host of visionary thinkers and artists, including musicians Pete Seeger, Country Joe McDonald and Dar Williams, plus physicist Fritjof Capra, former SDS president Todd Gitlin, former Black Panther Jamal Joseph, nutrition activist Marion Nestle, futurist Peter Russell, conservative author David Horowitz and many others, reimagiNATION connects our turbulent past to a troubled present-day America. The film points the way through community-building to a hopeful future, where our ability as humans to transcend our differences meets the ideals we share as a nation.
A brief view of reimagiNATION (Work-in-Progress).
Folk music's late hero on a new paradigm for growth and prosperity.
American Rabbi and political activist Michael Lerner calls for a new bottom line for business and social institutions.
Economic iconoclast Hazel Henderson discusses some core falsehoods that underlie our economic system.
Longtime community organizer and activist George Lakey on President Obama and Superman.
Sustainable business pioneer Judy Wicks on the power consumers wield to transform American democracy.
Economist David Korten compares modern capitalist values with those of a sociopath against which individuals and communities must defend.
Conservative author and activist David Horowitz on leftist fantasy and folly in the '60s.
Anarchist Priya Reddy on misconceptions about anarchism and its role in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Country Joe McDonald on the legacy of his I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag.