Dada Pranakrsnananda is a yogic monk of Ananda Marga and a social activist. He is a member of the #Occupy Wall Street movement and was one of the first arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1st.
In this exclusive video, Dada shares his unique experience of being arrested and his concern that the focus has shifted to the conflict between the movement and NYPD, when it should it should remain on the injustice of corporate greed and inequity of wealth in society.
Additional footage shot by the Occupy Wall Street media collective. http://www.occupytvny.org
This is a piece I did for IRT Magazine back in 2007 on the world famous Hip-Hop shop, Fat Beats. Around for almost two decades, Fat Beats is one of New York City's greatest cultural treasures. One of the store's founders, DJ Eclipse, takes us on a tour of what makes Fat Beats so special.
AMURT & AMURTEL are two international relief and development agencies dedicated to humanitarian work all over the globe. This piece was put together to help promote their incredible people and projects. For more info, visit http://www.AMURT.net & http://www.AMURTEL.org
This video won the http://explore.org/Hatch film festival's people's choice award in 2010.
This is a spec spot for a project that searches for a possible link between India's Gond people and Aboriginal people of Australia. The backer's of this project were looking to get major Australian networks like SBS and ABC interested.
Renowned cellular biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton narrates the process of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly over a milieu of imagery in "The Evolution of the Butterfly". The film combines first hand footage from the Occupy Wall Street movement with stylized portraits of the recent economic collapse and gives a backdrop of hope to sometimes bleak reality.
For more information on the caterpillar and butterfly, humanity and society, see Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future And A Way To Get There From Here - http://www.brucelipton.com/spontaneous-evolution-overview/
For more info on Occupy Wall Street, visit http://www.occupy.com
Produced, Directed, Edited by Abraham Heisler - http://www.AbrahamHeisler.com
Associate Producer - Steve Bhaerman - http://www.wakeuplaughing.com
Interview with Bruce H. Lipton, PhD - http://www.brucelipton.com
Additional Footage by
Mike McSweeney - vimeo.com/mikemcsweeney
Mark Benson - http://www.suncoastphotography.ca/
Animation by Brian Wilson - http://brianowilson.com/