1. The Elders - Trailer VOD


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    Trailer for the documentary feature film The Elders, to be released in 2013. Official Selection and World Premiere at the 2013 Independent Film Festival Boston Ticketing for the April 28th Event: http://bit.ly/XEq0kf A feature-length documentary, The Elders uses stylized interview portraits of elderly individuals to tell a universal story about life's most important lessons. Thematically organized around life lessons that reflect a wide range of human emotion and experience, the film seeks to reveal a larger more complex portrait of our shared humanity. Directed by: Nathaniel Hansen Produced by: Nathaniel Hansen, Maria Menounos, and Keven Undergaro Original Score by: Lee Strauss Lens Set provided by: Richard Schleuning - Carl Zeiss USA DV SOLO 20 Tripod provided by: Gus Harilaou - Miller Tripod Crowdfunded via: www.Kickstarter.com Special Thanks to Chris Hurd, Philip Bloom, Mitch Aunger, Miller Tripods, Carl Zeiss USA, and Kickstarter.com More clips at http://www.theeldersfilm.com

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    • Heights


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      In 2010 I interviewed John Turner, a retired aerospace engineer, in his home in Los Angeles. He turned 94 that year. His wonderful interview was part of a larger feature film called The Elders that I completed in 2011. John's interview was 3 hours long, but only 7 minutes make it into the final film. This short project was an attempt to see if I could cut another short (very short) film from that interview that was just as compelling without using any of the previous 7 minutes of footage that I had used already. Working with the theme "heights" I felt this re-edit was appropriate and my subtle use requires the viewer to connect the book-ends at the beginning (footage of earth), and at the end (a description of John's space career). As outer space represents, for me, the ultimate "height," John articulates some lessons learned at the height of his own life without ever mentioning in this cut his life's work: safely putting mankind into orbit. Music is by Lee Strauss, and is from my film The Elders. http://www.theeldersfilm.com Thanks to NASA for the timelapse images.

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      • Ferdie


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        Ferdie (Ferdinand) is a Brooklyn born Actor/Director who spent 3 years on Broadway before getting in to the perfume business. Enjoy this short teaser for his full interview.

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        • Every Human Has Rights


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          everyhumanhasrights.org Cape Town, December 10, 2007— To begin the 60th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), The Elders and partners today launched the Every Human Has Rights campaign to empower global citizens to protect the first-ever comprehensive agreement on human rights among nations. The Every Human Has Rights campaign calls on citizens to uphold the goals of the Universal Declaration in their daily lives and to hold governments accountable for the same. Through this effort, one billion people around the world will sign the Universal Declaration, taking responsibility and pledging to speak out to protect the freedom and rights of others in their communities. “Today, we remind people around the world that there are universal values we all share and universal rights to which every individual is entitled,” Archbishop Tutu, Chair of The Elders said. “We launch this campaign to create an atmosphere in which no person, government, or entity can deny freedom and liberty for any human. By calling on individuals to sign the Universal Declaration, we are asking the citizens of the global village to empower themselves and their communities by standing behind its values and goals. But we are also asking that one united human family join together to protect and defend the rights of each other.” Persistent Abuses Galvanize Human Rights Icons The Every Human Has Rights campaign launches at a time of human rights uncertainty around the globe, and will aim to raise awareness, particularly in areas of the world where governments ignore “equal justice, equal opportunity, [and] equal dignity without discrimination,” as voiced by Eleanor Roosevelt, champion of the Universal Declaration 60 years ago. The Elders, a group of global leaders convened by Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel to address some of the major problems facing the world, became the first signatories to the online pledge, as an empty chair draped in orange drew attention to the continued imprisonment of Burmese human rights defender and Elder, Aung San Suu Kyi. The Elders Chair Archbishop Desmond Tutu, members Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, and Graca Machel, President, Foundation for Community Development, Mozambique, shared the stage with leaders of human rights organizations to demand respect for the basic human rights agreed to in the UDHR. An Unprecedented, Diverse Coalition A diverse group of global NGOs, civil society organizations and businesses are partnering in the Every Human Has Rights campaign to highlight UDHR principles, including the right to health, women’s rights, and freedom of expression. Launch partners include ActionAid, Amnesty International, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, International PEN, Witness, Realizing Rights, Save the Children and UNICEF and throughout the year we will expand to include partners from civil society organizations in the developing world through networks like Civicus and directly. Through an innovative collaboration with Google and Witness, individuals and communities from around the world can tell stories of human rights abuses and human rights triumphs, which will then be brought to life on Google Earth. “The UDHR’s 60th anniversary offers a chance for a global conversation about the values that unite us as one human family,” said Mary Robinson. “But it can be more. It can also be a moment for new visions and actions rooted in the best traditions of our past. 2008 can be a year in which people from every walk of life learn about and reflect on our shared rights. Now a new generation takes on a task to ensure that every human truly does have the rights they deserve – and that every government lives up to an agreement made 60 years ago to deliver those rights.” Background on UDHR Signed on December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration marked the first time in history that nations came together to agree on basic principles of justice, equality, and rights for all of humanity. Signatories took this action as the world began to confront the devastation in the wake of World War II, the Holocaust, and the use of the atomic bomb. UDHR has exerted a moral, political and legal influence throughout the world, far beyond the aspirations of its drafters. It has been a primary source of inspiration for all post-war international legislation in the field of human rights. All of the United Nations human rights treaties and resolutions as well as the regional human rights conventions - the European and American conventions and the African Charter on Human and Peoples' rights - have been directly inspired by UDHR. Campaigning at a Critical Time Today, nearly 60 years after its signing, the world is confronted with the need to reaffirm UDHR in the face of abuses across the globe. “Human rights are not a privilege, they are everyone’s entitlement and it is an indictment of all of us that the rights of women and children are continually trampled on and ignored. So, as we approach the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we now have the opportunity to enforce the Declaration’s principles ensuring that every single woman and every single child enjoys the rights of all human beings,” said Graca Machel.

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          • The Elders - Teaser 1


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            Teaser video for my upcoming documentary film The Elders.

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            • Ancestral Knowledge


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              (33:00) As a Wisdom Keeper she has a certain task and with this task comes also the responsibility. Kiesha Crowther, one of the youngest Shamans 'Little Grandmother' & Wisdom Keepers, has been invited also to Slovenia to share her knowledge as received from her young years on. »The Elders and Wise Ones are telling us that the time is now, that 'We are the Ones we have been waiting for'«, she says. We were discussing with her about this special time on our planet and why it is important now more than ever to follow the way of the heart. www.studio12.si

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              • Dorcas


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                An interview with Dorcas, my 5th grade elementary school teacher. She's one of a handful of educators in my life who I can immediately point to and say "you helped make me what I am today." I was glad she agreed to be a part of The Elders project. Enjoy this short snippet from her longer interview.

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                • Doy


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                  Retired miner and lifetime fiddle-player, Doy dispenses handfulls of wisdom throughout his interview. Enjoy this teaser that pretty much sums him up!

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                  • The Elders


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                    indepent short film by Rene Zalesak 3d character design&animation: Rene Zalesak Technical 3D Artist: Rastislav Janko Jaroslav Simun Matej Chlebis Marek Hazlinger Compositing&Motion design: Duri Kral Grany: Kristina Farkasova Granpa: Boris Farkas Sound design: Peter Surovy ©2010

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                    • TEDxAmsterdam: Mabel van Oranje


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                      Princess Mabel van Oranje is CEO of The Elders. The Elders are an independent group of eminent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity. Her talk at TEDxAmsterdam discusses the conditions for change in the world. More at http://www.tedxamsterdam.nl/2009/video-mabel-van-oranje-on-change/

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