WATER rising, WORK disappearing, RICH profiting, HUMANS dying. This documentary will explore the incredible dangers and potential this era holds, and look at a classless, democratic society as the answer for our future in the face of environmental disasters, societal breakdown, and the end of capitalism.
END OF DAZE aims to explore the unique and terrifying time period we are living through, mourn the ecological destruction of the Capitalist period, and unite people across organizations in a vision for how to fight for a world where humans survive and thrive.
We are living in incredible moments of uprisings and explosions of activism; a time where the fabric of society is breaking down from our healthcare to jobs we always thought would be there. Youth everywhere are leading protests in the streets to demand change. There are wide varieties of experiences and perspectives, and we ultimately need a unified vision for revolutionary change to move forward. Revolutionary analysis of the current class system and ideas for how to transform it into an egalitarian, classless society are crucial now.
Capitalism and class society have outlived their usefulness for humanity and the economy. We are living through a period where automation and computers make human work no longer necessary. This unprecedented shift could have made it easy to provide for the basic necessities of all people, while providing time to grow as a species. Instead, under a class system, it means the vast majority of people are unnecessary. As capitalism shifts and a new system emerges, exploitation is a thing of the past. But it’s up to us to take control of power, so that we can get all humans what they need, rather than the ruling class deciding we are expendable.
At the same time, Capitalism has meant the utter exploitation and destruction of the planet’s ecosystem. Capital required endless economic growth in search of profits, yet the environment and climate require us to immediately stop growth and spread existing resources fairly to take on the existential threat of climate change. (See chart below– an immediate sharp decline of CO2 emissions, the blue line, is required to have the least environmental disaster.) Scientists agree that we are headed into a terrifying future if we don’t drastically change how we are living and doing business. We need to take on the ruling class, existing governments, and the corporations that are destroying our planet and creating the conditions of our own extinction. We must move towards a more democratic system, one that seriously plans for human needs and climate disasters to come.
What would a revolution towards a democratic, sustainable, planned society look like? How do we get there? At what cost?
How do we go on, organizing for a humane future, given that we may be too late?
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The film will include many voices and visions, not just one sect’s vision for revolutionary change, and not just a traditional “Left” perspective. The film will raise questions without answering everything. It will be a kind of “living manifesto” since the manifesto bit will come in the form of live and ongoing conversations after the film, at screening events and zoom discussions across the country. We also hope the project will provide ways to continue living and organizing, despite feeling deep grief about the extinctions humans are causing across the planet, given humans themselves may not have much time left.
The organizing tour can kick off conversations about a shared vision for a sustainable and egalitarian future, as well as ways we can concretely work together here and now.
Donation to this film & organizing project
We need help making this project happen. Most of the labor has been donated, but stipends are required for key people to ensure the project can be completed. We also hope to fund an organizing/screening tour across the country. Please contribute what you can to make this happen.