This is an amazing project. I hope it will open the 'doors of perception’. I wish you good luck and great success. — SATISH KUMAR Editor, Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. London.
Geneva, city of the Red Cross and the United Nations, needs perspectives for the planetary transition; this project provides an invaluable source of fresh, visionary ideas to that end. — GUILLAUME CHÈNEVIÈRE Author, Rousseau, une histoire genevoise. Former Director, RTS TV network. Geneva.
This is a big deal. — ROBERT THURMAN Author, Inner Revolution. Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University. New York.
This seems to be an important project! — EDGAR MORIN Director of Research Emeritus, CNRS National Centre of Scientific Research. UNESCO Chair of Complex Thought. Paris.
Dynamic idea, with trustworthy participants - we need to help make this a reality!— NANCY ROOFEditor, Kosmos journal. USA.
The film is a cinéma vérité strategy to catalyse the emergent global civil society consensus for a democratic, equitable and regenerative planetary future. The live set for the shoot is a historic 4-day special multimedia event called GLOBAL VISION GENEVA to be live-streamed as part of the worldwide Earth Day 2023 celebrations.
The story unfolds at Geneva —the de facto hub of global governance where the planetary meridians of politics, trade, finance and civil society intersect. The event will leverage international Geneva’s related savoir-faire, and aims mobilise its untapped potential to really imagine, concretise & fund the sustainability transition before it is too late. The project will position Geneva as the potential cradle of a global Renaissance.
The special event includes a high-level trans-disciplinary trans-sectoral multi-stakeholder conference with a VIP lineup of visionary leaders, global thinkers, artists and A-list celebrities. Their conversation will be framed by art, science and theatre that turns the invited participants into the principal protagonists of the global drama. This artistic mise-en-scène is conceived as an open-ended convivial happening or situation to provide a safe, fun and challenging psycho-social atmosphere for key progressive & conservative global stakeholders to temporarily suspend their contradictory assumptions and biases, think outside the box, and engage in a rigorous process of collective sense-making and co-creation based on reciprocal respect, responsible perception and mutual learning. The aim is to facilitate the emergence of unforeseen synergetic strategies to overcome the absurd conflicts of interest that block the transition to a sustainable future. The film will weave the story of whatever happens into a metaphor or mandala that situates the observer at the center of a new global narrative.
This is a collective sense-making project of Global Vision Foundation, an international public interest NGO based in Geneva, in collaboration with a transdisciplinary network of leading thinkers around the world. It’s a learning-oriented adventure to enact responsible perception as the next evolutionary step for Homo sapiens. We are creating this journey as we go, as the poet Juan Ramón Jiménez put it, by laying down a path while walking.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES • Promote critical thinking as the next step for human evolution. • Engage planetary stakeholders in collective sensemaking about the meta-crisis. • Leverage international Geneva’s savoir-faire for creative global system change.
DELIVERABLES• Global Vision Geneva: a special event with conference, art, theatre, science, and participant journalists.• The Politics of Perception: an artistic cinéma vérité feature film with a world-class VIP lineup.• Multimedia: book • videos • web • social media + possible educational MOOC & related TV mini-series.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE Planetary stakeholders including NGOs, scientists, media, UN & international agencies, TNCs (finance, energy, infotech, trade, mobility, construction, agri, pharma, insurance etc.), universities, think tanks, indigenous peoples, global teenagers, donors and journalists. 16 already engaged.
TIMELINE Special event 20-24 April 2023 during international Earth Day week. Film release end 2023.
TARGET AUDIENCE & DISTRIBUTION High level policy makers • generations Z & Alpha • 1.24 billion global teenager cohort • general public. Up to 2,000 participants on site for the special event & many more in a livestream partnership with Earth Day International which will provide huge advance publicity ahead of the film release. Promotion for cinema release, TV broadcast & streaming via the European Broadcasting Union, film festivals & markets, UN/NGO/corporate partners, social media and participating journalists.
SPONSORSHIP This is a project of Global Vision Foundation, a nonprofit international public interest NGO supervised by the Government of Switzerland. Our Swiss enterprise IDE is CHE-443.285.190. The estimated cost is CHF 2.8m. This provides a once-in-a–lifetime sponsorship opportunity for compatible donors worthy of historic recognition as planetary leaders on the global stage.
DONATEGifts from individuals and companies are welcome and are deductible from federal direct tax in Switzerland. Please remit to Global Vision Foundation, PostFinance acct. no° 14-465554-2 • IBAN: CH93 0900 0000 1446 5554 2 or send your contribution via Paypal at paypal.me/GVFoundation.
MORE INFOA confidential brochure is available on a need-to-know basis for prospective partners, sponsors and donors .
CONTACT Michael O’Callaghan Director, Global Vision Foundation www.global-vision-foundation.org email@example.com tel: + 41 77 925 2697