“Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.”
The next film in the “Examining Modern Life” series, sponsored by the AFSC, is “I Know I’m Not Alone,” a documentary that follows musician and humans rights worker Michael Franti as he captures the costs of global conflicts in war-torn Iraq, Israel, and occupied Palestine with only a few friends, video equipment, and his guitar.
Film synopsis: “A compelling soundtrack, visual and musical montages and Franti’s intimate voiceovers make the film speak to the MTV, X, Y & Z generations, as well as the baby-boomers. With its guerilla style footage captured in active war zones, the documentary is unlike the many academic and politically driven pieces in the marketplace, instead offering the audience a sense of intimate travel and the opportunity to hear the voices of everyday people living, creating and surviving under the harsh conditions of war and occupation.”
(86 minutes in length; unrated)
The official website for this film: http://www.iknowimnotalone.com/
The full film is also available for viewing online: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=640329739153932134#
Film trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnwqiDgYoRY