Future Dreaming is a call to return to the essence of what it means to be human. To a version of humanity that cares about its place in the world and the effect it has on the environment. The film explores a new understanding of the human condition, whereby we no longer see ourselves as separate or having dominion over nature, but instead experience a deep sense of connection with it.
The film is the result of a chance meeting between two people, on a boat, in Antarctica. In January 2015, film director Kaya Finlayson recorded a conversation with the renowned thinker Dr David E Martin, to explore the past, present and future of humanity.
Future Dreaming is a conversation between two people deeply interested in the potential of mankind. It’s a conversation about the sleeping nature of humanity and what it would take to Awaken.
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About the event
Before the film, join us for a nourishing meal, fresh juice and healthy treat, available for purchase. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our local business exhibitors. There's also great prizes in our raffle thanks to our exhibitors and generous local businesses.
Joining us in a special Q&A after the film, is the film's Director Kaya Finlayson to continue the discussion with our audience on the themes raised in the film and the part we each play in raising consciousness.
5.45pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
6.45pm meditation before film commences
8.30pm Q&A panel followed by prize raffle
9.00pm event concludes
More about the film
Future Dreaming is a remarkably inspiring and moving film that discusses the narratives that drive our economic, social and political thinking and unpacks the assumptions that underlie those conditions. The industrial age for example, did not simply bring us new technology, it bought a new way of thinking. It was the first time in the human narrative that nature was classified as having zero value and that human beings were defined as a resource.
The film critiques the models that we are working with and then offers a new model, one that has existed for billions of years. David likes to call this model the Genius of the Universe; it is the intelligence that underlies the natural world creating a sustainable and successful eco system. David asks a very simple question – what would humanity look like if we stopped imposing our models upon nature, and instead, chose to follow the same playbook as the ecosystem we find ourselves in?
Who is David Martin?
Dr. David E Martin’s full list of qualifications, accolades and experience is an impressive read. The Founder of M·CAM®, the international leader in innovation finance, trade, and intangible asset finance, he is also actively engaged in global ethical economic development.
From the halls of parliaments to HBO comedy and films such as the Patent Wars, Dr. David Martin takes on some of the world’s most complex economic and social themes using solutions that he’s successfully deployed in his work with over 160 countries. With current work including financial engineering and investment, public speaking and writing, he has also served as an advisor to numerous Central Banks, global economic forums, the World Bank and International Finance Corporation and national governments around the world.
Dr. Martin has publications in law, medicine, engineering, finance, and education. He maintains active research in the fields of linguistic genomics, fractal financial-risk modelling, and cellular membrane ionic signalling. In a televised speech in 2006, David correctly forecast the U.S. housing financial crisis and identified it as a catalyst for the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. His investment funds, banking businesses and global trade network return extraordinary results by measuring all the field effects of every endeavour.
Described as a futurist, fulcrum ninja, economist and global business executive, David disarms the most ardent pessimists, showing that with the right perspective, we can tackle any perceived problem and achieve extraordinary outcomes. He is the father of two adult children and works with his wife, Colleen, in every endeavour of life.