I AM is a very unusual film. The project is to create a major open source film that marries the story of a young girl’s self-discovery and awakening with a telling of the earth’s evolution though spatiosphere to physiosphere, though the biosphere to sociosphere, on to the noosphere and further into the theosphere. Attempting an integral approach, as a friend of I-I, it rings with high idealism.
When a critical nucleus of humanity awakens, the new world we’ve dreamed — the world we know is possible — will begin to emerge.
It’s a visually stunning piece that sometimes does feel a bit too sappily narrated, but is overall very impressive despite some acknowledged flaws. The idealism is obvious, but more with a flavour of purity than in a negative sense. As a foundation for a living piece to prompt unity, it’s superb.
I AM is free to stream on the website and available on DVD, making it wonderfully accessable. The film will be officially rereleased with new content at the creators’ discretion, but anyone is free to modify the film, which should lead to some fantastic creative opportunities. It’s also to be available in many languages, with English, Spanish, Arabic and Farsi already available on the site.