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Portland Producer Announces Global Release of the Documentary: Revolution of the Present A Primer for Global Citizenship

“The Planet is Being Shaped By Human Intention and Action. It is Radically Different Than Anything We’ve Ever Seen.” – Revolution of the Present

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Featuring twenty international thought leaders, Revolution of the Present, the documentary feature film by Director Marc Lafia and Produced by Portland resident Jose Fernandez, dares the viewer to begin examining a profound new present, this revolution of the present, so that we can better shape our collective future. Just released on Vimeo, iTunes, and Amazon Prime this January (coming soon to GooglePlay), the film unravels the complexity of the contemporary moment, examining western presumptions and narratives. In the post colonial world of identity politics, social media, global warming, screen and algorithmic computational technologies, it asks if there is room for the individual and participatory politics in the networked cultures of today.

The Film for Those Who Want to Break Free of the Matrix

Revolution of the Present examines the strange effects —on cities, economies, people— of what we might call accelerated capitalism. Set against a visually striking array of sounds and images, twenty international thinkers speak to the complexity and oddity of this contemporary moment as they discuss what is and what can be.

“We do need new concepts. New ways of thinking about what is a profoundly new reality.” – Revolution of the Present

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“People are frustrated with the current course of humanity,” says Fernandez. “Our film provides viewers with the historical context to understand our complex present- as well as act as a primer for responsible global citizenship. As Duke University Professor Michael Hardt says in the documentary, ‘it often seems as if the forces of domination are so stacked against us…we need to try to discover the ways in which we really are the forces of innovation….forces that create the new, and therefore can once again change the world’ (sic).”

As the impact of human civilization makes our planet more and more precarious for her inhabitants, our need to collaborate and dialogue has never been greater. Be a part of the conversation. View the trailer and film for FREE here. Get info at and share thoughts @RevOfThePresent.

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