They want you to be Poor / Sie möchten, dass du arm bist / Eles querem que você seja Pobre / Quieren que seas Pobre

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An ancient piece of common wisdom says the poor get poorer and the rich get richer. The wealth of the rich is the ignorance of the people; in fact, the rich profits from the ignorance of the poor. There is no man that is poor; every man is rich in something. The ‘rich’ are rich ...

Right side of Wrong / Rechte Seite des Falschen / Lado direito do Errado / Lado derecho del Mal

Maybe things do not happen for a reason. Maybe we are just grasping for ways to make sense of the chaos around us. Maybe we are giving meaning to things that have no meaning. Maybe we are clinging to hope so hard that we forget about reality. What if we are wrong and nothing is ...

Global sorrow of Mankind / Globales Leid der Menschheit / Tristeza global da Humanidade / Tristeza global de la Humanidad

On dark days, the sun still rises. In the darkest night, the moon still shines in a sky of stars. On a day of global sorrow, somebody will be born and her parents will be glad. And so it goes, if you have a wedding, rejoice. If today is your birthday, do not be afraid ...

Winning equality Together / Gemeinsam die Gleichheit Gewinnen / Vencendo a igualdade Juntos / Venciendo la igualdad Juntos

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The fight for gender equality is one of the most dangerous sports on Earth. - It has been ingrained into Society that females must follow one path, while males follow the other. This is reinforced in our daily lives through the adverts we see, clothes we buy and the roles we assume. Achieving gender parity requires ...

1983-04-27 Rheydt, Germany / Life out of Balance / Leben aus dem Gleichgewicht / Vida fora de Equilíbrio / Vida fuera de Balance

Koyaanisqatsi attempts to reveal the beauty of the beast! We perceive our World, our way of living, as beautiful because there is nothing else to perceive. If one lives in this World, the globalized World of high technology, all one can see is one layer of commodity piled upon another. In our World the original ...

Be absolutely willing to Die / Sei absolut bereit zu Sterben / Esteja absolutamente disposto a Morrer / Estar absolutamente dispuesto a Morir

Change – and everything is change; nothing can be held on to – to the degree that you go with a stream, you see, you are are still, you are flowing with it. But to the degree you resist the stream, then you notice that the current is rushing past you and fighting you. So ...

2005-04-26 Preitenegg, Austria / White Nights / Weiße Nächte / Noites Brancas / Le notti Bianche

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A lonely young man, Mario, meets a lonely young woman, Natalia. Mario (Marcello Mastroianni) is lonely for social reasons; he is a stranger and a newcomer to town. Natalia (Maria Schell) is lonely because she has always lived in isolation, even in the heart of the city. Her loneliness is intensified because she is in ...

Escaping Earth / Von der Erde Fliehen / Escapar da Terra / Escapando de la Tierra

With climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics and population growth, our own planet is increasingly precarious. We are now consuming Earth’s resources at a very alarming rate to support our industries and daily needs and this is leading us towards a future where we have depleted all of Earth’s resources. Even though some of our ...

Kinds of human Nature / Arten von menschlicher Natur / Tipos de natureza Humana / Tipos de la naturaleza Humana

What sort of creature is the Human? The obvious answer is a very smart, very talkative, upright ape with a very extreme affection for material possessions. Although we exhibit lots of individual and cultural variations, Humans are animals, and like all animals we have characteristics that distinguish us as a species. An alien would have ...

Sense of curiosity about Life / Neugier auf das Leben / Senso de curiosidade sobre a Vida / Sentido de curiosidad sobre la Vida

One of the most reliable and overlooked keys to happiness is cultivating and exercising your innate sense of curiosity. That is because curiosity - a state of active interest or genuinely wanting to know more about something - creates an openness to unfamiliar experiences, laying the groundwork for greater opportunities to experience discovery, joy and ...

You are the Earth / Du bist die Erde / Você é a Terra / Tu eres la Tierra

At this very moment, the Earth is above you, below you, all around you, and even inside you. The Earth is everywhere. You may be used to thinking of the Earth as only the ground beneath your feet. But the water, the sea, the sky, and everything around you comes from the Earth. Everything outside ...

The web of Life / Das Netz des Lebens / A teia da Vida / La web de la Vida

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Over billions of years of evolution, the Earth's ecosystems have evolved certain principles of organization to sustain the web of life. In the coming decades, the survival of humanity will depend on our ecological literacy – our ability to understand the basic principles of ecology and to live accordingly. Ecoliteracy must become a critical skill ...

The intensity of eye Contact / Die Intensität von Augenkontakt / A intensidade do contato Visual / La intensidad del contacto Visual

Eye contact is an experience you have daily but likely not consciously. Often you can recognize that it is sometimes shunned or avoided altogether. For a species so visually oriented, why is it so difficult to make and maintain proper eye contact with strangers? This is because making contact with another’s eyes an intimate experience. 'Intimate' ...

The essence of all Things / Die Essenz aller Dinge / A essência de todas as Coisas / La esencia de todas las Cosas

The mind can be the worst of prisons. We all have the desire to experience the World around us - to feel, move, and surrender to our senses and passions. Fear, anxiety, and self-doubt are forces that keep us from living our lives to the fullest. Akasha is trapped between these two Worlds of freedom ...

2016-04-21 Paisley Park, USA / When doves Cry / Wenn Tauben Weinen / Quando pombas Choram / Cuando las palomas Lloran

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The meaning of 'When Doves Cry' has actually been interpreted by many people, since Prince never explicitly told anyone the meaning even though he left behind many clues. With a huge passion for symbolism, he worked a lot of spirituality and symbolism into his work. As a symbol, the Dove is usually known for Love ...

I love you, I always will. Goodbye / Ich liebe dich, Immer. Auf Wiedersehen / Eu te amo, sempre amarei. Adeus / Te amo, siempre lo haré. Adiós

I love you. I feel I have loved you forever. No matter how much I love you, I am left with the feeling that I have to go. I have no idea where I am going, but I know I have to do this. Know that I tried very hard to stay. Know that you ...

2018-04-20 Muscat, Oman / I didn’t know I was Lost / Ich wusste nicht, dass ich verloren war / Eu não sabia que estava Perdido / No sabia que estaba Perdido

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What do you do when you do not know what to do? Where do you turn when you do not know where to turn? Confused, desperate, lost in this World, where you are forced to make the choice as to what is real and what is not. This deep void that you just can not ...

Stuck in the Box / Gefangen im Karton / Preso na Caixa / Preso en la Caja

More than half of the World’s 60 million displaced people are under the age of 18. Once they have been displaced for six months, a refugee is likely to remain displaced for at least three years, with the average length of displacement estimated at 17 years – almost an entire childhood. Support for displaced children ...

Stop at Nothing / Stop vor Nichts / Pare em Nada / Pare en Nada

Women are expected to be beautiful and attractive. This has sadly created a culture where women are not taken seriously. They have been objectified as being less than men, which is seen from the treatment of young girls to the treatment of powerful women in office. It is difficult for women to be taken seriously ...

Our treasured Planet / Unser geschätzter Planet / Nosso valioso Planeta / Nuestro valioso Planeta

Throughout history, humanity has been guided through life by the wisdom carried in the voices of their ancestors. Their unique knowledge provided blueprints on the importance of living in harmony with our venerable Mother Earth and her various children, as well as how this can be done. Today many of these voices are no longer ...