Evolver Long Beach hosts “counter screening” to 2012 movie
2009-11-01 · By Editor
Two days before the release of director Roland Emmerich’s 2012 disaster epic, 28 cities around the globe will host “counter-screenings” to discuss the positive transformations postulated for the Mayan Calendar’s end date on December 21, 2012.
While Hollywood spends $250 million on the aesthetics of planetary annihilation, members of the local Evolver Long Beach community will discuss how 2012 could represent the coming-to-consciousness of the human species, in which we take responsibility for our role as agents of conscious evolution.
From Stockholm to Seattle, Capetown to Chicago, Evolver Regionals will show a 10-minute teaser of Mangusta Productions upcoming feature-length documentary “2012: Time for Change,” directed by Joao Amorim and starring “2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl” author Daniel Pinchbeck, along with a section of Disinfo’s DVD “2012: Science or Superstition,” produced by Disinfo’s president Gary Baddeley.
Bestselling author John Major Jenkins (“Maya Cosmogenesis 2012”) will also give a short video presentation for those participating in the screenings. The event will also include performances from local artists Sirena Serpentina tribal fire bellydance group, Caravan to Pollenland, and DJ Pur One, as well as live visual artists to be announced.
The 2012 counter-screening will take place at 8 p.m. at Pollen, located at 1332 Gladys Avenue.
“A 5,125 year cycle of the Classic Maya ends on December 21, 2012, representing a shift from one ‘World Age’ to the next,” says Evolver.net co-founder and ‘2012’ author Daniel Pinchbeck. “It is up to humanity to decide if this transition is destructive or celebratory, depending on our actions. ‘2012’ is an opportunity to disseminate a new paradigm of cooperation and interdependence, along with a new system that promotes equal access to resources and elevated consciousness, while recognizing the importance of indigenous cultures for our shared human future.”
The event is part of Evolver Long Beach’s monthly “Spore” gatherings, which bring together members of the community to discuss issues like food security, alternative money systems, holistic health, peak oil, and renewable energy. Evolver Long Beach is helping to catalyze a growing movement of cooperative networks that can provide sustainable solutions to our currently unsustainable economic and political systems.