Getting them in the movie theaters might be difficult, since the Chinese have just bought the second largest movie theater chain, AMC Theaters, with over 5000 movie screens. But that's just an obstacle. With Netflix and the like, more and more people are screening movies without theaters anyway. My point is, big, cinematic stories of mass, bottom up heroism and courage and success can and should be told.
When I interviewed Marina Sitrin, OWS activist and author of the incredible book, Horizontalism, on my Bottom Up Radio Show recently, she described how, in Argentina and Chiapas Mexico (by the Zapatistas) their horizontalidad revolutionary activity "was from below and from the left, and they say that is where the heart resides."
Powerful, blockbuster movies are made with heart. There are enough real stories of masses of people rising together to face horrible odds, to face utmost evils and penultimate antagonists and winning through a combination of courage, cooperation, heart, love and a dash of what seemed to be crazy.
If movie makers produce movies like this, they will be hugely profitable. And they just might help get enough people thinking that THEY can be bottom up, horizontal, or Occupy superheroes of a different kind and save the world.
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity scheduled for release May 22, 2019
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.