THE POLITICS OF PERCEPTION
HEALTH & WATER
TV spot with Bernardo Bertolucci. Funded by UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF & WHO. Filmed in London in 2001.
A PLEA FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION
By Guatemalan human rights activist an Nobel peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum. Filmed at the UN headquarters in 1993. Transcript.
All we have learned of psychotherapy suggests that it is at the precise time when the individual feels as if his whole life is crashing down around him, that he is most likely to achieve an inner reorganisation constituting a quantum leap in his growth toward maturity.
Our hope, our belief, is that it is precisely when society's future seems so beleaguered – when its problems seem almost staggering in complexity, when so many individuals seem alienated, and so many values seem to have deteriorated – that it is most likely to achieve a metamorphosis in society's growth toward maturity, toward more truly enhancing and fulfilling the human spirit than ever before.
Thus we envision the possibility of an evolutionary leap to a trans-industrial society that not only has know-how, but also a deep inner knowledge of what is worth doing.
— Willis Harman
APOCALYPSE or SYSTEM CHANGE?
A CONVERSATION WITH JUNGIAN PSYCHIATRIST DR. JOHN WEIR PERRY
We are now in development on this feature documentary film about the connection between the global crisis and our ways of seeing it. Principal photography will take place during a multi-stakeholder conference involving a related theatrical play and art exhibition we are planning with a world-class lineup of planetary
leaders and visionary thinkers in Geneva in 2021.
TIME FOR CHANGE
A millennium message from the Dalai Lama funded by UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF & WHO. Filmed in India in 1999.
OTHER PROJECTS IN VARIOUS STAGES OF DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
BE THE CHANGE!
The global teenagers were already calling for system change in 2003. We shot this film with 1,000 young people from 130 countries at the World Congress of Youth organised by Peace Child International in Morocco.
A selection of texts about worldview transformation:
- Perception is a political act. A manifesto for responsible cognition. By Michael O'Callaghan, 2018.
- The Edge of Now. A short text by Nora Bateson and Gil Friend, 2019.
- A Conversation with Dr. John Weir Perry about worldview transformation in madness and society. By Michael O'Callaghan, 1981.
- Changing Images of Man (PDF). By Joseph Campbell, Duane Elgin, Willis Harman, Arthur Hastings, O.W. Markley, Floyd Matson, Brendan O'Regan and Leslie Schneider. Center for the Study of Socal Policy, SRI International, 1982.
- Global Strategy: Promoting the concept of sustainability as a global goal (PDF). NGO Position Paper for the Second Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) May 16 - 28, 1994. By Michael O’Callaghan. Updated November 14, 2000.
- Sustainability: Positioning the concept as a global goal (PDF). NGO Position Paper for the International Conference on Environment and Society: Education and Public Awareness for Sustainability, organised by UNESCO and the Government of Greece at Thessaloniki, 8 - 12 December 1997. By Michael O’Callaghan, Global Vision Corporation. Published in Environment & Society : Education and Public Awareness for Sustainability, proceedings of the Thessaloniki International Conference organised by UNESCO and the Government of Greece, University of Athens, 1998, ISBN 960-86312-0-3. Re-published in Sustainable Development: Education, The Force of Change, Transdisciplinary Project “Educating for a Sustainable Future”, (EPD) UNESCO, 1999, Paris, ISBN 92-9143-039-0.
- The Pattern that Connects (PDF). Introduction to the Global Vision Planning Manual: Cognitive Process in Self-Organising Systems. Conceptual framework for the collaborative design of the information content of the Global Vision feature film, an impressionistic motion picture conceived as a collective self-portrait of Humankind and the biosphere. By Michael O’Callaghan, 1982.
- When the Dream Becomes Real: Visions of Apocalypse in Mythology, Madness and the Future. By Michael O'Callaghan, 1981.
SUSTAINABILITY: THE BEST INVESTMENT
The annual investment to solve the world's major problems is less than 1/3 of the global military budget. Produced in London in 1998.
We seek a benefactor to establish of a world-class learning centre for creative system change in this 1,000-year-old gem of
mediaeval vernacular architecture: a symbol of sustainability and a convivial setting for conversations that make a difference!