Produced by the creative storytelling platform Already Alive, this film is an intimate lens into the incredible community bounded by music, elevated connection, and limitless possibility. Through a montage of Bonnaroo’s many voices and images, the piece sheds light on the festival’s many promises: the promise of experimentation, self-discovery, and love. It begs the question of what the world would look like if we lived our daily lives in this way.
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Founded in 2011 by singer/songwriter Nisha, Fearless is an all art form forum for emerging and experienced performing artists. An exercise in bravery and transformation, Fearless serves as a litmus test for artists looking to push their boundaries in front of a present and supportive audience.
Sifting through the cultural phenomena that is Burning Man in search for its meaning and place in the world is a daunting task. Fortunately, Michael Marantz (Founder of Already Alive)'s short film 'The Temple' does exactly that. In his own words, "'The Temple' explores modern spirituality in a contemplative and personal manner touching on the ideas of self-discovery, letting go, and meaningful human connection that transcends simply a party in the desert."
Meet Keisha, she is a victim of sex trafficking and this is her story. Keisha grew up in Florida until the age of 10, when she was placed into foster care. After running away from her foster family at 14 due to sexual harassment, Keisha met an older man who promised to help her find her biological family. With little else but a dream of reuniting with her family, she accepted his offer. After being physically assaulted and threatened with her life, Keisha was forced to perform sexual acts to pay him back. Keisha is just one of the 100,000 minors whose vulnerability has brought them to a dark world of violence, abuse, rape and slavery. It doesn’t make the headlines, but sex trafficking is a major issue in the U.S. This week, purchases on Sevenly.com support the Polaris Project's efforts to fight sex trafficking in the U.S.
New Orleans native Herman Joshua Wallace was thrown into long-term solitary confinement after being accused of murdering a prison guard. Over 30 years later, Wallace received a letter from New York artist Jackie Sumuell that posed the question, "What kind of house does a man who has lived in a six-foot-by-nine-foot cell for over 30 years dream of?" Through correspondence and phone calls, they created an art installation that juxtaposes Wallace's cell with a full-scale model of his dream home.