Jul 14, 2021 • 1HR 24M

Understanding Capitalism: From racism in the USA to spiritual extractivism in the Amazon

Filmmaker Marc Silver on making documentaries which demand the viewer examine and better their own relationship to the world around them

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This week I’m joined by British filmmaker, Marc Silver, whose documentaries demand deep investigation into culture, society, and the self. Marc is well-known for 3 1/2 minutes, ten bullets, a documentary which told the story of Jordan Davis’ murder in 2012 and invites viewers to better understand their own relationship to race and judgement.

We discuss this film, his upcoming project about extractive capitalism as understood through Amazonian ayuahasca ceremonies, and the power that storytelling has to invite change, nurture growth and demand better.

This is a powerful interview, do not miss it. You can also listen on Apple or Spotify.


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