Thursday, July 9, 2009

Interview with Filmmaker Peter McGrain 'How to Change the World…The Movie'

Filmmaker Peter McGrain has made a GREAT MOVIE - The whole movie is freely downloadable in RMVB (Real PLAYER) format, see link further down on this blog. 'How to Change the World…The Movie' is a HARD HITTING DOCUMENTARY that looks at the flaws in our system, the mechanisms that work against the environment, democracy and society -- MUST SEE!!

Interview with Filmmaker Peter McGrain

'How to Change the World…The Movie'

http://www.howtochangetheworldthemovie.com/





TRAILER: HARD HITTING DOCUMENTARY that looks at the flaws in our syste... more TRAILER: HARD HITTING DOCUMENTARY that looks at the flaws in our system, the mechanisms that work against the environmet, democracy and society as a whole. WE CAN STOP THE WARS SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT AND WINN BACK DEMOCRACY and this film shows you how.

Filmmaker Peter McGrain. (Courtesy of Peter McGrain)

LOS ANGELES—Anyone who values freedom and the sacredness of life, has uncertainties about the current direction of society, or feels hopeless and frustrated with the status quo, should absolutely see How To Change the World…The Movie.

And for those not particularly concerned with these matters—this film should be mandatory viewing.

"We live in a universe of unfathomable scale and incredible beauty. This really is a universe of infinite possibilities," begins the narration by writer/director Pete McGrain, against majestic images of the cosmos and a luminous shot of a fetus in the uterus.

McGrain’s film sets out to establish what has gone wrong in the world, urging his audience, "to keep an open mind, but question everything."

With erudite content and earnest narration, How To Change The World appeals to both mind and heart. Influential thinkers, including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and Samuel Epstein, expound on the enmeshment of our modern society’s power structures. Government, media, and the private sector in the United States no longer provide the needed checks and balances originally intended by the founding fathers, thus putting freedom in question.

McGrain formulates a persuasive and chilling portrait of our future while urging us to put aside our collective complacency and hopelessness and reengage in the political process.

I sat down with McGrain at a popular writer’s café a few blocks from Venice Beach to discuss his film. The eloquent 40-something filmmaker, with Clint Eastwood confidence and Mick Jagger swagger, expressed his earnest ardor in Irish brogue.

"I don’t look at the world as an Irishman," says McGrain who grew up witnessing conflict, violence, and "unnecessary suffering" in Ireland.

"I left Ireland a long time ago," asserts McGrain who has since traveled the globe meeting people from all cultures and continents. "I am a man of the world, able to make better decisions about my world.

"If you look around the world and see all this turmoil, it begs the question, why?"

McGrain examined the mechanisms to understand ‘why’—issues he believes are systemic. What has McGrain learned from the process of making this film?

"I’m trying to be a journalist, and being a proper journalist means you have to take as many perspectives as you can possibly get," explains McGrain who now has a greater appreciation for the nuances and complexity of the issues.

"You get a more balanced perspective of the truth of the issue and a more colored sense of how complex it is."

No longer satisfied to produce work for the sole purpose of entertainment, McGrain is committed to creating work that truly can elevate the human condition. For this reason, he created an interactive Web site offering comprehensive information—a key component to How to Change the World...The Movie.

"You can’t change or address the systems unless you know what forces are working against you," summarizes the filmmaker.

To view the film, visit www.howtochangetheworldthemovie.com

We have selected a series of incredible documentaries that highlight in detail the various aspects of the issues that face us. And we will be adding new material all the time. Please support these incredible film makers by downloading from their websites. Though you can view most of this work on you tube nothing compares to having your own high quality copy to view when ever you want to. And When ever possible, get a download version instead of a DVD. DVD'S use up materials.

We have selected a series of incredible documentaries that highlight in detail the various aspects of the issues that face us. And we
will be adding new material all the time. Please support these incredible film makers by downloading from their websites. Though you
can view most of this work on you tube nothing compares to having your own high quality copy to view when ever you want to. And
When ever possible, get a download version instead of a DVD. DVD'S use up materials.
WHY WE FIGHT.
This incredible film by Eugene Jarecki charts the rise
to power of the military industrial complex. Examining
how this leads to inevitable conflict as companies
compete for the profits of war.
BIG IDEAS: DEMOCRACY
This film featuring veteran Brittish Parliamentarian
Tony Benn looks at the history and nature of
Democracy from the early Greeks to present day.
THE STORY OF STUFF.
Consumerism broken down in to the lay man's terms.
This wonderfully entertaining and deceptively simple
film lays before us the nature of 'stuff' from beginning
to end.
THE CORPORATION
An incredible in depth examination of the rise of The
Corporation as a power beyond the control of
government. This film by Marc Achbar is a must see
for any one trying to understand corporate abuse in
our system.
We have selected a series of incredible documentaries that highlight in detail the various aspects of the issues that face us. And we
will be adding new material all the time. Please support these incredible film makers by downloading from their websites. Though you
can view most of this work on you tube nothing compares to having your own high quality copy to view when ever you want to. And
When ever possible, get a download version instead of a DVD. DVD'S use up materials.
WHY WE FIGHT.
This incredible film by Eugene Jarecki charts the rise
to power of the military industrial complex. Examining
how this leads to inevitable conflict as companies
compete for the profits of war.
BIG IDEAS: DEMOCRACY
This film featuring veteran Brittish Parliamentarian
Tony Benn looks at the history and nature of
Democracy from the early Greeks to present day.
THE STORY OF STUFF.
Consumerism broken down in to the lay man's terms.
This wonderfully entertaining and deceptively simple
film lays before us the nature of 'stuff' from beginning
to end.
THE CORPORATION
An incredible in depth examination of the rise of The
Corporation as a power beyond the control of
government. This film by Marc Achbar is a must see
for any one trying to understand corporate abuse in
our system.
HAPPINESS MACHINES
This riveting film charts the history of the Public
Relations industry. If the powers that be wanted to
control the populace then this documentary shows us
how they would do it.


THE CORPORATION
An incredible in depth examination of the rise of The
Corporation as a power beyond the control of
government. This film by Marc Achbar is a must see
for any one trying to understand corporate abuse in
our system.


THE STORY OF STUFF.
Consumerism broken down in to the lay man's terms.
This wonderfully entertaining and deceptively simple
film lays before us the nature of 'stuff' from beginning
to end.


BIG IDEAS: DEMOCRACY
This film featuring veteran Brittish Parliamentarian
Tony Benn looks at the history and nature of
Democracy from the early Greeks to present day.


WHY WE FIGHT.
This incredible film by Eugene Jarecki charts the rise
to power of the military industrial complex. Examining
how this leads to inevitable conflict as companies
compete for the profits of war.


FROM THE HIP
We had a massive response to the documentary. Many expressed
deep concern about American troops in Iraq and I wanted to
respond by printing a letter we received from a soldier now serving
in Iraq:

"Every one thinks that service to your country is one of the most
honorable things a citizen can do and I would agree entirely with
that. The soldiers serving in Iraq are risking their lives for what they
think is their countries best interests and I support every last one
of them. I am one of them.
However, someone has turned 'support for the troops' in to
'support for the war.' These are two entirely different subjects and
we shouldn't let 'blind' patriotism confuse us.

If the reasons for the war are false then the best support you can
offer the troops is to get them home, as fast as possible, right?
The reasons given for the war in Iraq, and the ongoing expansion
of the war in Afghanistan are false. If President Obama wants to
come clean and tell the people the truth about these conflicts, and
the people then agree to the wars, then that would be different.

That they lie and abuse the trust of good 'patriotic' people is
disgusting, but not new. That is the reason we have got to get
educated.

IT IS YOUR DUTY AS A CITIZEN, AND A PARENT, TO FIND OUT,
AND 'ACT' ON THE TRUTH.

It sickened me to hear of a mother, whose Son is now dead,
whose death she now wonders about, given the truth that is now
coming out about the reasons for the wars. She is worrying
whether or not she is a good 'patriot' because she is wondering
about the reasons her son died! She gave her son!!!

Is that what its come down to? Do we have to deny the facts that
stare us in the face, doubt our own best judgment and believe in
the emperors new clothes to be a good patriot. Do we have to
swallow lies to be a good patriot "?
John Taylor. US Marines.

For anyone offended by the film I want to give you a complete and
unqualified apology. Those serving in the Forces will never be the
same again. It is tragic and I hope you share my passion for
justice against those who sent our children in to harms way, but it
is not the first time and it won't be the last until we are all prepared
to face the facts. Those who fight the wars are always the poor
uneducated. Those who profit never go. One look at history will tell
you the truth.
Pete McGrain

ROBERT FISK
Robert Fisk has lived in the Middle East as a war
corespondent for many years. This man shoots from the
hip with a passion and understanding of the issues
gained from being at ground zero for most of his life.

JOHN PILGER
Award winning filmmaker,author and journalist John
Pliger will certainly give you another side to any issue.
Certainly one of the most entertaining and accurate
writers of our times


CHOMSKY!! It always amazes me how few Americans have heard of
Noam Chomsky. He is one of the most quoted authors of
our day and holds honors in almost every country outside
of the USA. Truly one of Americas, if not the worlds greatest
intellectuals

It always amazes me how few Americans have heard of
Noam Chomsky. He is one of the most quoted authors of
our day and holds honors in almost every country outside
of the USA. Truly one of Americas, if not the worlds greatest
intellectuals.
TARIQ ALI
A specialist in Middle Eastern affairs Tariq Ali is a
treasure trove of insight and information and anyone who
wants to understand the relationship between east and
west should pay close attention to the opinions of this
engaging intelectual.
SHORT SHARP SCIENCE
Fascinating blogs and articles about the cutting edge of
science and the environment.
ROBERT FISK
Robert Fisk has lived in the Middle East as a war
corespondent for many years. This man shoots from the
hip with a passion and understanding of the issues
gained from being at ground zero for most of his life.
Award winning filmmaker,author and journalist John
Pliger will certainly give you another side to any issue.
Certainly one of the most entertaining and accurate
writers of our times.
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PACIFICA.ORG
This publicly supported organisation is a
must when ever you need to check
headlines. They also provide live radio
broadcast on line.

DEMOCRACY NOW.
Democracy Now is one of the top journalistic news
sites and channels in the USA. If you ant the other side
of the story this is certainly one of the best plces to
start

The main stream media is owned by just five very powerful corporations. They are not public service organisations!! They have no
reason to tell you anything that doesn't serve their interests. So, you have to find out
the truth for your self because if you base your
opinion on bad or biased information than everything you believe is suspect. From this page you will find links to other sources of news
and opinion.

BIAS: The main stream media, which holds enormous sway over the market and public opinion, serves views from the 'Center left' and 'center right'. However what ever story powerful interests want carried, the media will carry that story unfailingly. You may find the news sources here to be biased to the left, however, please keep in mind, the object is not to have a bias but to offer the other side of each story. We have to stop thinking in terms of left and right and try to find our way to the 'facts' of each issue. An easy example would be the media coverage in the lead up to the Iraq war. 'Proper Journalism' would have discovered the facts and laid them before us in order that we decide. We now know there were no weapons of mass destruction, we also now know that Iraq had no connections with Al Queda.
These were the reasons the administration gave for going to war. They were false claims and the main stream media either failed to do it's job, or was complicit, that is, they lied on purpose

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The main stream media is owned by just five very powerful corporations. They are not public service organisations!! They have no
reason to tell you anything that doesn't serve their interests. So, you have to find out
the truth for your self because if you base your
opinion on bad or biased information than everything you believe is suspect. From this page you will find links to other sources of news
and opinion.

BIAS: The main stream media, which holds enormous sway over the market and public opinion, serves views from the 'Center left' and
'center right'. However what ever story powerful interests want carried, the media will carry that story unfailingly. You may find the news
sources here to be biased to the left, however, please keep in mind, the object is not to have a bias but to offer the other side of each
story. We have to stop thinking in terms of left and right and try to find our way to the 'facts' of each issue. An easy example would be the
media coverage in the lead up to the Iraq war. 'Proper Journalism' would have discovered the facts and laid them before us in order that
we decide. We now know there were no weapons of mass destruction, we also now know that Iraq had no connections with Al Queda.
These were the reasons the administration gave for going to war. They were false claims and the main stream media either failed to do
it's job, or was complicit, that is, they lied on purpose!
IT IS VITAL THAT WE ALL MAKE AN EFFORT TO GET BOTH SIDES TO THE STORY.
DEMOCRACY NOW.
Democracy Now is one of the top journalistic news
sites and channels in the USA. If you ant the other side
of the story this is certainly one of the best plces to
start.
HOME NEWS OP/EDITORIAL BLOGS DOCUMENTARIES INTERVIEWS ADVICE&INFO

PACIFICA.ORG
This publicly supported organisation is a
must when ever you need to check
headlines. They also provide live radio
broadcast on line.
ALJAZEERA.
We thought we might get some flack for this link so
give me a moment here.
Aljazeera report directly to the middle east. They have
award winning coverage of one of the worlds leading
hot spots and despite accusations to the contrary
have managed to avoid partisan positions often taken
by the west. However, even if one took the position
that this is information given out by the enemy it would
still be incredibly valuable to any one trying to asses
their position.
I found their coverage clean of any hyperbole and
entirely informing. You should take a look.

http://english.aljazeera.net/

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ethos is a rip-off of other videos, almost nothing is original footage/material. Pete McGrain is a fraud!

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:57:00 PM PST  

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