Our present geological epoch, the age of the Anthropocene, is shaped and significantly impacted by humanity. How did we get here and where are things going. That's the question asked by Revolution of the Present, the documentary feature film by Director Marc Lafia. The film dares the viewer to begin examining a profound new present, this revolution of the present, so that we can better shape our collective future.
Featuring 17 international thought leaders, the film unravels the complexity of the contemporary moment, examining western presumptions and narratives. It brings forward a heightened awareness of such notions and histories of individualism, the commons, social good, nation states and universalism. In the post colonial world of identity politics, social media, global warming, screen and algorithmic computational technologies, it asks if there is room for the individual and participatory politics in the global and networked cultures of today.
The film further speaks to the complexity of the contemporary moment as these experts discuss what is and what can be- putting the viewer in the seat of power.
"We do need new concepts. New ways of thinking about what is a profoundly new reality."