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Last Kaleidoscope Event for 2019

Bowie Extravaganza

Date: Sunday 22 December 2019

Doors open 5.30pm for 6pm start.

Venue: Eagle Spirit Media, Lot 66, Crystal Waters
Entry by donation – teas and coffee provided.

Rare documentaries… behind the scenes

Cracked Actor BBC 2013 – presented by Alan Yentoub

Five Years 2013 – an in-depth look into his life, loves and music creativity

The Last Five Years – the lead up to his finale.

PLUS a few songs for good measure too!

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About Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope, presented by Michael Ney of Eagle Spirit Media, hosts a range of various programs of movies, often documentaries or curated video collections narrated live, sometimes with discussions and special guests too, in person or via internet. The themes explore spirituality, ecology, arts, education and more.

The purpose of Kaleidoscope is to strengthen the community of Cultural Creatives. Together, we will broaden our awareness, explore new directions, educate ourselves on topical issues and celebrate our cultural diversity.

Programs may be requested to be screened at your home or venue – usually allowing at least 1 month in advance. Please send an email with your request and include your contact details and we will reply ASAP. Many thanks.

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Themes

1. Cultural Creatives
An emerging social movement promoting arts, education, spirituality and ecology.

2. Movies, Musicals and Mayhem
Presenting classics to modern masterpieces with background discussion.

3. Behind The Scenes
Exploring movie production, actors, cinematographers, directors and others.

4. Our Sustainable Future
Documentaries, interviews and other programs relating to permaculture, ecovillages and environmental matters.

Q Previous Event - Barbara Marx Hubbard

American Visionary - the Story of Barbara Marx Hubbard
Tuesday 27 August 2019

Barbara Marx Hubbard is the author of seven books on social and planetary evolution. Barbara, with the Shift Network, co-produced the worldwide multimedia event known as “Birth 2012”. She also co-founded the World Future Society, and the Association for Global New Thought. After an immensely inspirational life, and being credited with the concepts of "The Synergy Engine" and the "birthing" of humanity, Barbara passed away on 10th of April 2019 at the age of 89.

As a teenager following the events of Hiroshima, Barbara questioned the purpose of humanity’s power. Constantly seeking to fulfill her own purpose, devouring books and ideas all the while raising five children, she developed a vocation for transmitting to all of humanity the story of its evolution and creative potential.

In 1984 she presented herself for the Vice Presidency of the United States. At the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, she proclaimed to a cynical crowd "We must combine our compassion with our creativity. We must initiate a new process in democracy to identify our positive options, discover our potentials and commit our political will to long-range goals."

She also said at another time... "There’s a love emerging now that’s coming from our creativity, that’s yearning for joining, because it can’t fulfil itself alone. When it finds others, it starts to fall in love, but it’s a love at the next level of creativity. It’s excitement. It’s vocational arousal. I see that the planet is going to be evolved by a massive uprising of creativity joined."

In her campaign she proposed a “Peace Room” to scout, map and share signs of innovation, peace and progress throughout America and the world. She was also one of the original directors of the Center for Soviet American Dialogue and served as a citizen diplomat during the late 1980’s.

Hubbard presented a 14-part television series entitled Potentials; was featured in the 2006 film Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within, and in the 2011 film Thrive. She produced and narrated the documentary series Humanity Ascending: A New Way through Together, and partnered with The Shift Network as a global ambassador for the conscious evolution movement.

Read all the details of her achievements: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Marx_Hubbard

Barbara Marx Hubbard's website: https://www.barbaramarxhubbard.com

Q Previous Event - Easy Rider & Peter Fonda Tribute

Easy Rider & Peter Fonda Tribute - 3 September 2019

Let's gather together tonight to celebrate the life of Peter Fonda, remind ourselves of this 60's classic movie, and enjoy the fun and mayhem directed by Dennis Hopper. "Easy Rider" depicted the rise of hippie culture, condemned the establishment, and celebrated freedom. Peter Fonda embodied those values and instilled them in a generation.

Peter Fonda passed away on 16 August 2019. Son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget Fonda, PETER FONDA was a symbol of the 1960s counterculture - and an American actor, director, and screenwriter - star of Easy Rider.

Easy Rider is very likely the clearest and most disturbing presentation of the angry estrangement of American youth to be brought to the screen, played against the barren and bountiful beauties of a cross-country pilgrimage that is at once a search for freedom and a tragic encounter with the intolerance that corrupts the ideals of freedom. If Easy Rider succeeds in illustrating a manifest disillusionment with the land of the free, it is because it simultaneously and clearly chronicles the idealism of its youth.

Intro Scene - https://youtu.be/J1cDECkN2xg

More info: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/easy-rider-review-movie-1969-1221117

Here's a compilation clip with interview - https://youtu.be/HiVZLj-d5BA
We pay tribute to the late Peter Fonda, best known for his role in 1969's Easy Rider, a host of 70's action flicks, as well as Ulee's Gold, for which he was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar, and 3:10 To Yuma. A Hollywood staple for decades, Fonda's presence will be missed and his legacy will live on.

Q Previous Event - Nick Cave - 20,000 Days on Earth

Kaleidoscope - Tues 10 September

Nick Cave Special - 20,000 Days on Earth doco plus concert and interview extras

As well as showing the 2014 musical documentary drama film "20,000 Days on Earth" we'll see a number of live clips and more interviews with Nick Cave. "20,000 Days on Earth" follows Nick and his colleagues through various interactions, and some intriguing interviews and conversations...

"...a day in the life of Cave, starting with his theatrical awakening in bed and progressing through a therapy session, a recording session, staged family time with the kids, a live concert and scattered personal encounters. Some of these take the form of in-car conversations, Cave prowling the streets in his retro Jag with the likes of Ray Winstone (who starred in the Cave-scripted western The Proposition) and Kylie Minogue (with whom he recorded the murder ballad Where the Wild Roses Grow), the windscreen providing a mobile proscenium arch."

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/sep/21/20000-days-on-earth-nick-cave-review

More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20,000_Days_on_Earth

Q Previous event - The Corporation - Tues 24 September

The Corporation - documentary examining the modern-day corporation, corporate social responsibility, the notion of limited liability, the corporation as a psychopath, and the corporate personhood debate.

The Corporation - written by University of British Columbia law professor Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott - this documentary examines the modern-day corporation.

Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary.

Topics addressed include
• the Business Plot, where in 1933, General Smedley Butler exposed an alleged corporate plot against then U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt;

• Dwight D. Eisenhower's warning people to beware of the rising military-industrial complex;

suppression of an investigative news story about Bovine Growth Hormone on Fox TV in Tampa, Florida at the behest of Monsanto;

• the invention of the soft drink Fanta by The Coca-Cola Company due to the trade embargo on Nazi Germany;
• the alleged role of IBM in the Nazi holocaust (see IBM and the Holocaust);

• the Cochabamba protests of 2000 brought on by the privatization of a municipal water supply in Bolivia;

• and in general themes of corporate social responsibility, the notion of limited liability, the corporation as a psychopath, and the corporate personhood debate.

Q Previous Event - Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud

Kaleidoscope - 29 September 2019

Visionaries..- Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud

"Bucky" Fuller is considered by some to be one of the 20th century's most noteworthy, controversial and creative thinkers, since his death in 1983. The film looks at his unconventional life, his innovations, and his radical view of the contemporary world. Best known as the inventor of the Geodesic Dome, Fuller had many other inventions, such as an air-streamed three-wheeled car, and ideas of how to 'benefit mankind.'

This PBS 'American Masters' documentary from 1996 on the inventor, visionary, thinker R. Buckminster Fuller, was produced and directed by four time Academy Award nominees Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon. The filmmakers were the first journalists to have open access to the vast collections of Fuller's personal papers. As Fuller was widely documented, the film includes extensive archival footage of Fuller from scores of sources. The film premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996 and was nominated for an Emmy for Best Cultural/Historical Documentary the same year.”

Q Previous Event - A New Story for Humanity

Empowering and enlightening, A New Story for Humanity, directed by Lorenz Gramann and Mattie Porte, 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 be left feeling that they possess the potential and the tools they need to change the world. In Nature’s economy, the currency is life! And all life is sacred. Imagine the transition to a world in which Earth’s ecology is revered as sacred and all of Nature’s gifts, including our own, are shared for the personal, social and ecological benefit of all life.

"A New Story for Humanity" is inspired by the New Story Summit at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland: a sold-out multicultural, inter-generational inquiry into a new story for humanity, attended by change makers and activists from over 50 countries. The film is a beautifully and sensitively woven tapestry of the rich diversity that is the human family. Featuring live event coverage and interviews on the essential topics of our time: from ancient wisdom to current thinking, from leadership to governance, from economy to social justice, from education to initiation, from cosmology to ecology, from community to sustainability.

Captured through the lens of both our frailty and our wisdom this inquiry into a new story for humanity recognises our interdependence with the planet and in partnership with all life. What if we had the power to change the story, and with this awareness, change the world?

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6suQkraMp7A

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