The world and human beings are undergoing a period of powerful transformation. A great part of the change has to do with a shift in consciousness. There is a great and growing desire for change in the world. Are we prepared? Do we like the world we live in today? What are its contradictions? How can we improve it? Are we sure that we are the most evolved people who ever lived on this earth? Is there a relationship between what happens to us and what we think? If so, can we model reality and make it work in our favour? What kind of world do YOU want?
Another World aims to be an enlightening and eye-opening documentary that deals with big questions such as these. Are we sure civilisation has moved, is moving, and will move in a desirable direction? This film explores civilisation's historical progress with an eye on discerning a probable pattern. In addressing this concept, the documentary delves into many aspects of modern living, taking viewers from the past to the world of today, synthesising old and new ideas and various threads of research and knowledge in an attempt to understand where society stands as individuals and as humankind. Starting from the present, the analysis goes back in time in search of civilizations -such as the Maya and the Native Americans- that developed and progressed in a different manner and from which we still have much to learn; societies exterminated by other branches of humanity in the name of "civilization" and "modernization" but that today could serve as examples by teaching citizens of the world a lot about themselves; their present path and future possibilities.
These ancient civilisations, even if having lived thousands of miles apart and at different times in history, are similar not only because of their way of relating to nature, each other and the cosmos, but mostly because their enlightened world view anticipated what some contemporary scientists have long argued: everything is alive and interconnected. The Mayans greeted one another with the traditional saying In Lak'ech, which means "I am another yourself" or "I am you, you are me". Today, modern science and quantum physics has confirmed that indeed, everything in the universe is energy and that there is no separation between the observer and what is being observed. Everything is connected and everything is alive. Water, when exposed to different stimuli such as human emotions, words or even music ‐ responds, transforms and communicates by forming beautiful crystal shapes (from the research of Dr. Masaru Emoto, the Japanese researcher we had the true honor of interviewing in his office in Tokyo)Unveiled is a surprising reality far more astounding and remarkable than we are used to think. The universe and the scientific principles of quantum physics assert that man is a perfect creature who might have gone astray because of an imposed lifestyle and value system that does not really belong to him, a striking truth that reveals the power of his natural ability to create his own reality. Figuring out how and why this happened and what we can do about it is the stirring idea behind our documentary. Perhaps now, as the global financial and social crisis of unparalleled scale still unfolds, we are moving in a different direction. The winds of change are upon us and a new era shall begin in association with an increasingly conscious mankind. It's as if man finally seeks and awakens to his real identity, to his natural ability to create his own reality, slowly abandoning the mind-body dualism that characterises much of modern thought. This new conscious mankind is finally questioning the idea of progress, that is the idea that advances in technology, science, and social organisation inevitably produce an improvement in our human condition and is repossessing that ancestral part of himself which had been lost in the way. All this shift has an ancient feeling, where happiness is not associated with matter but to the spirit, asserting the primacy of the spiritual and transcendental over the material and re-embracing rhythmical and cyclical processes as opposed to linear ones. The sacred calendars of our ancestors mapped the elemental principles of the universe, now it is up to us to grasp this knowledge and make it our own. It is time for us to walk as our ancestors did so many years ago. The moment has arrived, Another World is possible.
"Another World" by Thomas Torelli