Thursday, November 17, 2011

We Need your help (and some money)


An original documentary about art, politics and religion. Everything that makes us human. -Jeff Durkin / Director

"Art as a weapon" will look at the connection between street Art, Buddhism and Democracy by using the closed country of Burma as a case study. The film will follow street artists, a Buddhist monk poet, a punk band and a elementary school art class- giving the audience a peek into the creative process and the lives of the artists. Interviews include Shepard Fairey and Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

This will be a “connections film” looking at the collision between the big forces that shape humanity- Art, Politics, and religion in both the eastern and western worlds. By combining beautiful cinematography, with Buddhist philosophy the project will illustrate the power Art has in the bloody fight for Democracy. Part art film, part political film, the goal is to continue spreading the word by using art as a weapon for peace in Burma.

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