The Bloom Episode 2: Practicing The New World

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Part II of The Bloom explores how Transformational Festivals have become incubators and spaces for “Practicing The New World”, where the festivals are produced using a model of CO-CREATION, utilizing an ethos of PARTICIPATION to create these remarkable realities and MODELLING these life-altering experiences into ongoing projects back in their communities.

Watch the Panel Discussion that followed a live online viewing of the film in 2015. 

THE BLOOM: A JOURNEY THROUGH TRANSFORMATIONAL FESTIVALS

In a world increasingly steeped in crisis, where can we find signs of hope for our collective future? 

A 4-part documentary mini-series, The Bloom chronicles the global movement emerging through Transformational Festivals, where participants co-create remarkable realities that embrace a life-affirming and evolutionaryethos as a collective response to our contemporary predicaments. 

Travelling with director/host Jeet-Kei Leung, The Bloom captures the most inspirational festivals on the planet and insights from participants at all levels of the experience. In vivid colour and detail, The Bloom reveals a blossoming renaissance of creative energy, which is changing people’s lives to align with their sense of purpose and passion, and affirming our ultimate connectedness and capacity to create the world we wish to live in. 

The results may be surprising and offer a glimpse of what happens when our collective creative potential becomes truly unleashed.

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