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Global Peace Film Festival: Sep. 19-25, 2016

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For the past 13 years, the Global Peace Film Festival has united film lovers and filmmakers at the exciting hotspot where creative media is igniting positive change in local communities and worldwide. This September at the Orlando area’s Rollins College, Winter Park Public Library and Valencia College, the 14th annual Global Peace Film Festival will once again showcase powerful films that are reshaping the world.

A top-rated non-profit corporation, The Global Peace Film Festival owes a great deal of its success to its extraordinary volunteer corps.

“We need ushers, drivers, schleppers and helpers. As a volunteer, you can see the festival from the inside out.

Introducing Shots of Awe

It’s a pleasure to showcase this content from the Shots of Awe YouTube channel. The video featured here entitled “Nonconformity and the Creative Life” is a great introduction, and here’s more of a description from the creators themselves.

“Ever ponder the miracle of life? Or perhaps wonder about the evolution of intelligence? In Shots of Awe, ‘Performance Philosopher’ Jason Silva chases his inspiration addiction as he explores these topics and more. Every week Jason freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz.

Consciousness conversations

Dr. Ervin Laszlo is founder-director of the General Evolution Research Group and past president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences. He has been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, is the editor of the international periodical World Futures and Chancellor of WorldShift University. He is the founder and president of international think tank the Club of Budapest and the author of 83 books translated into 21 languages. He lives in Italy.

Beginning tomorrow, March 12, 2013, and for the next six weeks, Dr. Laszlo will be part of “The Consciousness Conversations” to be hosted by The Intelligent Optimist’s Jurriaan Kamp.

The coming expansion of consciousness will change the world beyond anything we can imagine. That’s the premise and promise of our first Visionary Dialogue featuring some of the leading minds—and souls—in the field in conversation with each other and with you about topics like:
• Is a new era of consciousness really on its way? How do we know?
• What will it look like? What effect will it have?
• How can we be active participants in its emergence?