Documentary series will explore fundamental issues of human existence from an anti-authoritarian/anarchistic perspective. Films will be released for free online.
Rather than dealing solely with the surface manifestations of our societal problems, Anarkos will dig right down to the roots; at the same time it will offer a positive vision for the transformation of society.
Estimated number of entries in the film series will be 16 titles, each about one hour in length, released about one per month over a period of just over one year. Though the films will be designed as a series, they will also be self-contained (i.e., viewable as single entries).
Initial fund-raising effort will allow for the creation of approximately the first eight titles; a second fund-raiser would be conducted eight months hence to complete the second half of the series. The first entry will be released about three months after the end of the first fund-raiser.
Most of the interview subjects will be self-identified “anarchists”; however, left-Marxists, democratic socialists and academics of various political stripes will also be included. Subject matter will be of interest to all people regardless of political affiliation.
Approximately ten percent of the interviews have already been conducted; a few snippets of these discussions have been included in the Anarkos pre-trailer. Among those interviewed so far: Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn (interview conducted a few months before his passing), Michael Albert, Richard Heinberg, Russell Means (Oglala Sioux Activist), John Trudell (Poet; Activist, American Indian Movement), Sharon Smith (Subterranean Fire), Andrej Grubachic (Anarchism: The Revolutionary Movement of the 21st Century), David Abram (The Spell of the Sensuous), Glen Ford (Black Agenda Report), Alfie Kohn (No Contest: The Case Against Competition; Unconditional Parenting), George Ritzer (The McDonaldization of Society), Christian Parenti (The Soft Cage), Carole Pateman (The Sexual Contract) and others.
The Anarkos Crew -- Scott Noble
Scott Noble is a writer, director, and
documentary filmmaker. In 2008, Noble founded Metanoia Films with the
explicit goal of producing socially-conscious & educational video
media to be inseminated for free via the Internet. His cumulative works have since
received over a million views online. Generating nearly as many views as the highly virulent "Fart Attack"
Christopher Simpson, Professor of Communication at
American University, has stated that his work represents a
"revolutionary development in documentary filmmaking", and that
“ideally, his films would be featured in every cinema in the country.”
John Stauber, founder of the Center for Media and Democracy, has said
that he is "brilliantly and fearlessly pioneering the new Internet mashup filmmaking"
and that his films "fan the flames of computer-powered revolution". Noble is undoubtedly a genius who exudes
charisma; he is one of only a heaping handful of documentarians who have made revolutionary radio personality
Alex Jones cry with delight.
Noble’s film Human Resources was described as a "masterpiece" (David Ker Thomson, University of Toronto) which "diagnoses the 20th Century" (Stephen Soldz, President, Psychologists for social responsibility). His film Lifting the Veil came in at the #5 spot on Films for Action's Top 100 Paradigm-Changing Documentaries. His most recent work, The Power Principle was described by the editor of Information Clearing House as "Probably the best film ever made...".
For further enquiries, Scott can sometimes be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order for this project to swiftly move beyond the planning stage, I need numerous individuals, of relatively modest means, to offer financial support. Any amount is appreciated and will contribute towards my living expenses while I surf YouTube and piece together low-resolution video footage. If I can spare enough of the donations from falling into the hands of the liquor store man, I will give several thousand dollars to Mikela Jay. She doesn't come cheap, but it's worth it because she's HAWT! and this gives me a reason to talk to her, and because I suspect she was the secret to Mike Achbar's success with The Corporation -- or else he just hired her because she's HAWT!, heh, as I understand it, he didn't even hire her as a narrator, but rather as a muse, so it could actually be the other way around and he's the secret to her success... anyway, she's HAWT! And I'll never understand how Michael Moore gets away with narrating his own movies in that simultaneously gravelly & nasally middle-American dialect. Anyway, the more funding I receive, the more episodes I will be able to produce. So, KEEP GIVING! With a documentary subject of such long & varied historical and cultural scope, there is really no end to the depths at which this culture could be exploited.
Although I assume that the majority of contributors will be sympathetic to anarchist philosophy, it should be repeated that the series would be of interest to anyone wishing to explore alternate modes of social organization.
No particular strain of anti-authoritarian thought will be held up as the superior model.
Presentation will not be a dry academic exercise but a fluid, visually rich and entertaining production that will appeal to relatively apolitical viewers as well as academics and activists.
The goal is to produce the most comprehensive study of anti-authoritarian philosophy ever committed to film.
Anarkos Media - anarkos.info
The Metanoia Group - metanoia-films.org