Communicating the Need for Something New

For all the blood, sweat, and tears over the years environmentalists have spent in their efforts to assuage the ongoing crisis concerning so many vital aspects of our environment, itís become clear true progress cannot be obtained by a mere understanding of the scientific facts alone, regardless of how thorough, or uncontested these facts have become within the scientific community itself.

TRUE progress, looked at in light of what the science, itself, is dictating as being absolutely mandatory, means unreserved political buy-in from the top down. As long as government, however, continues to insist upon incorporating environmental measures only so long as they fall within their strictures for economic growth, and as long as economic growth equates to the unsustainable rates of fossil & uranium fuel, rainforest, and natural habitat consumption & pollution, then it is the very politico-economic component of this equation itself which now must be just as thoroughly examined, understood, and transformed by our own efforts, accordingly.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of people are disasterously unaware of how this critical, "economic growth" component of the aforementioned equation truly operates. After all, it's not as if "Fractional Banking 101" is being taught in our schools (where most American History books you'll find today have, not Jefferson, but - literally - "Wells Fargo Bank" adorning their covers instead); this, despite the fact it's been the mainstay force behind our politico-economic course ever since just before the Great Depression...

bankThere is a reason Henry Ford once declared, "It is well that people do not understand our banking and monetary system because if they did, I am afraid there would be a revolution tomorrow". It's the very same reason which drove former President Woodrow Wilson to declare, six years after signing the Federal Reserve Act into law on Dec 23, 1913, "I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world, no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."

So it is in the face of this predicament do we wake and finally see what has come of us. For the relatively few who received, or gave themselves, a proper education in American History, it should strike home as being quite odd that one couldn't mention a subject considered more boring in our modern school system than that very one concerning how our nation came to be...

Now more and more families find themselves bereft of even hearth and home due to the falling dollar and insupportable interest rates, and all they were doing to begin with was affording the most which they could afford; something we are all advised upon doing when purchasing such a sure-bet item as a home. Even the ones who've paid their mortgages in full will find they lack the final say should some faceless corporation decide their land would be put to better use under Eminent Domain, however.

Faceless corporations taking ownership of lands their officers never walked upon, commiting vast expanses of our very nation into nothing more than commoditized assets for their ever-remote and collectivist dictates. And all the while now... we go from one generation to the next with an education system unwilling to illuminate us as to even the most basic intricacies of politico-economics...

"If the American People ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of their property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."  -Thomas Jefferson

Why is this quote, and the legions more regarding the true purpose that drove these men to risk their lives for what we inherited, missing from our class books today?

What's needed is an impact which effectively inspires, informs, and accelerates the replacement of a global lifestyle with one that works.


So what is Going to Work?

Designed to look, upon introduction, like the most viscerally spellbinding portions of an upcoming, major motion picture trailer (green screen prefixed and all), and combined - exclusively - with a special instrumental track by the internationally acclaimed group, Depeche Mode, Going to Work is a short, artistic, environmental film production with a twist. Within the two minutes it comprises, it covers the issues of pollution, sprawl, the rat race, deforestation, apathy, indigenous people & wildlife habitats, lifestyles & their effects on the environs, waterways, and a simple yet inspiring impetus for change, with an irresistible beckoning for viewers to learn more.

It is not of a nature that is likely to be familiar to its audience, yet this provocation only works towards its benefit,  as Going to Work actually only BEGINS to start "going to work" - to its critical capacity - at the precise moment of its completion. Here, the presentment of the words, "Alternatives Exist", is followed with the enticement to visit, wherein the public at large may determine for themselves what's only been intimated at above, and in droves much, much larger than any economics poster could possibly beget.


Who are we?

Sleeping Natives Productionsis a non-profit, limited company founded and comprised by the three film & television professionals responsible, collectively, for writing, producing, and directing not only an environmental documentary for Channel4 (UK) on the denigration of Siberian forests, but a Gold Award winning film on drug awareness (Rome Festival); music video productions for the likes of Gwen Stefani, Cypress Hill, Polygram, Knight Frank & Rutley, and Beggars Banquet Records; plus commercials for companies such as Nike, Oil of Olay, British Airways, Firestone, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, and Shell (UK & Int.).

We believe our formula is the vital step forward towards engendering an effectively transformational event within our society, on more than one level, to be sure. Contact us with any questions you may have about what you've read thus far; there's a lot of information to share. It may sound a bit crazy, but then any true catalyst for change, by definition, would be expected to, at first anyway.   

Needless to say, you'll also find we won't be having Shell pay for the production, so, naturally, it falls on us to make it clear at this point that what we need in order to make this happen is your support. As it's a totally non-profit organization, all sums are for production costs alone, which in themselves are actually quite low, considering the nuances of the production.   

Our audience is there; they are you, they are us, they are everyone. Most importantly, they are ready. For them, rest assured, we will connect the dots.

If you can, please help us cast our net.


Philip de Souza,
Founding Writer & Producer
Sleeping Natives Productions



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