Video Screening:
Freedom Ahead

Salt Beyoğlu

March 25, 2012 15.00

Freedom Ahead                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2011 yapimi Freedom Ahead videosundan bir kesit
Still from Freedom Ahead, 2011

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

2011, 60”
English without subtitles

Introduced by Joseph Redwood-Martinez

The grassroots filmmaking collective behind Freedom Ahead travelled between Thailand and India to gather narratives and insights from groups of people who are regaining control over their lives by being independent and living self-sufficiently. By leaving their former ways of life behind, the protagonists of this video are shown to obtain the highest valued asset of all time: real freedom. But unlike autonomist and separatist groups from the past, this collection of committed individuals does not constitute a movement–it is widely dispersed and fiercely independent; it is taking shape in universities, elementary schools, farms, and communities–a global humanitarian movement rising from the bottom up. Freedom Ahead surveys a number of projects and practices, including seed-saving initiatives, permaculture communities, and natural building projects, capturing these instinctive responses to contemporary global crises.

Joseph Redwood-Martinez is a guest researcher, organizing “One day, everything will be free…” in collaboration with SALT Research & Programs.

The presentation will be held in English.