The Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People

A love story about the renewable energy revolution.
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Maximilian DeArmon
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Film
San Francisco, California
United States
3 Team Members

                               Brett Mazurek, Missy Lahren, Maximilian DeArmon, Theo Badashi

Clearly, renewable energy is the only sustainable choice of energy for our future. The question is, can we switch to these technologies fast enough to curb the climate crisis?

Together, we believe we can!

As we speak, communities around the globe are taking action to address this crisis by implementing new forms of distributive, renewable energy that will take the place of fossil fuels. But will this technology be enough, and what role will the U.S. play in this transition? This film seeks to answer these questions by exploring the rise of the Third Industrial Revolution, the global techno-economic movement that might just hold the key to our future survival.

Our project will explore the work of American economist Jeremy Rifkin, adviser to the European Union and the leading visionary behind the Third Industrial Revolution. We will show viewers how this plan can simultaneously address the climate crisis and diverse economic and social issues. We will also examine how the implementation of these technologies and the emergence of an eco-empathic civilization mark a distinct new stage in human evolution.

But we cannot do this alone, together we must act now!

Be a part of the solution by joining us in making this film and help amplify the momentum of the revolution. Together, we will highlight progressive businesses, governments and people who are leading this energy movement, and shine light on the reality that there is a way out of the climate crisis.

                                                         PRODUCTION COST

We are making this film for everyone. Without you there is no film. Our bottom line cost for production is $19,680. Every cent will be used for film production, editing, computer graphics and traveling to different locations in the U.S. to meet with leading technology innovators, power companies and policy makers. If we raise $40,000, or more, we will be able to make a film that can have a truly global impact. With greater resources we'll be able to dedicate more towards education and distribution. Even if you see us reach our goal, keep spreading the word and make a pledge, knowing that any additional support is going towards making this project the best it can possibly be.  

                                                         PRODUCTION TEAM

Theo Badashi- is a social advocate and former radio host with more than 10 years experience in media and community organizing.  His work addresses the current shift in global culture and the emergence of new techno-ecological paradigms. He lives in San Francisco and is working on his graduate degree in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness studies.

Brett Mazurek - is an award winning director and film editor with a passion for “guerilla style” filming that has taken him across the globe. His cinematic vision has been the digital canvas behind musicians such as Michael Franti, and the pioneering drive behind “Diamonds in the Rough”, a documentary about Ugandan youth finding their voice through Hip Hop. He is currently working on a new children’s series called “Mermaid Miracles”. Brett’s work empowers and inspires everyone to find their inner hero and strive for what they love.    

Missy Lahren - has worked in environmental protection since 1993 as an activist, lawyer, and board member, specializing in citizen suits and enforcement cases in California’s Federal Courts. Currently she writes about education and develops integrative leadership curriculum for teens. Her goal through this film is to inspire a new generation of dynamic change agents.

Maximilian DeArmon - has more than 12 years experience as a music producer and sound engineer in New York City. He’s worked directly with Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Hillary Clinton, 50 Cent, Natalie Merchant and many others, and has produced over 14 full-length albums. He also has more than five years experience working in production in the film and television industry, including three seasons with Tina Fey’s hit series “30 Rock”. Max is currently earning his MA in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness at CIIS.

 

FAQ:

  • WHY do we need to take action NOW?
  • WHAT are we going to DO?
  • HOW are we going to do it?

Answers from professionals.

1) WHY do we need to take action Now? = CLIMATE CRISIS

For info on scientific evidence from leading climate scientists, follow the links below.

Dr. Emily Shuckburgh, one of the world’s foremost climate scientists.
James Hansen, leading American climatologist.

2) WHAT are we going to DO? = Third Industrial Revolution

For info on the Third Industrial Revolution, and Jeremy Rifkin, follow link below.

Jeremy Rifkin, American economist, on solutions to our climate crisis and economic crisis.

3) HOW are we going to do it? = Renewable Energy Technology + the Energy Internet Smart Grid.

For info on renewable energy technology that is already in operation around the globe click on the links below. 

The History Channel's, Modern Marvels, explains in detail how businesses are using renewable energy to fuel their profits, create jobs and prepare for a sustainable future.

North Carolina State University, is currently investing 19 million in an Energy Internet Smart Grid. 

 

Risks and Challenges

The RISK: If we don't successfully peak our carbon emissions by 2017 we are risking losing 50% of the world's food supply by 2080. Based on the scientific evidence, we must switch to renewable energy and we must do it now! We cannot gamble with our children's future anymore. The risk is too high and the damage is irreversible.  

The CHALLENGE: To successfully convince governments and businesses around the world to create policies and invest in renewable energy technology and infrastructure immediately.

Working together we can make this vision a reality!

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