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O.T. 1 Giant Leap - What About Me

Postby Fred on Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:25 pm

Got this just in via a newsletter and a bit frustrated now we don't have Channel 4 over here in the Netherlands :evil:
Anyway for those who can watch it it's most likely interesting to watch :D

1 Giant Leap - What About Me Channel 4 from 23 April
1 Giant Leap are back with another lovingly crafted explosion of music, philosophy and image. Following the success of their first double Grammy nominated film & album, Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto visited 50 global locations. Weaving together hundreds of interviews, conversations, music sessions and songs recorded and filmed on their epic journey through the cities and villages of the World. The end result is their new film album and TV show taking an inspiring and alarming look at the numerous ways we humans drive ourselves crazy. Needy in relationships, insatiable in desire, avoiding all pain with happy pills and unable to stop thinking, but how we still manage to be inspired and creative...

Channel 4 from 23 April

Click here to watch the first chapter

The story unfolds in the UK every Wednesday for seven weeks on

When Duncan & Jamie left on their global journey they thought they were in control, but how could they predict what would happen..

The first installment is Bombardment, featuring
Maxi Jazz (Faithless), Noam Chomsky, Will Young, Eckhart Tolle & Michael Stipe

"What About Me? will explode your senses. It made me feel young and hopeful for the first time in years".Stephen Fry
"Two genius filmmakers" Bono
“1 Giant Leap represents a genuinely ground-breaking audio-visual project of global dimensions”. The Daily Telegraph

What About Me? features
Noam Chomsky, Tim Robbins, Eckhart Tolle, Billy Connolly, Stephen Fry, Bob Geldof, Tom Robbins, Susan Sarandon, DBC Pierre, Neale Donald Walsh, Ram Dass, Gabrielle Roth…Michael Stipe, Alanis Morrisette, Daniel Lanois, KD Lang, Maxi Jazz, Will Young, Oumou Sangare, Baaba Maal, Rokia Traore, Lila Downs, Zap Mama, Speech, Mahotella Queens, Michael Franti, Stewart Copeland...

He who tries to be his own teacher
becomes his favorite student.
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Re: O.T. 1 Giant Leap - What About Me

Postby loopylou on Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:58 pm

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What About Me? series - Available on DVD and being broadcast on
Channel 4 - for 7 weeks every Wednesday from Nov 5th 2008
After nearly four years the new 1 Giant Leap project, currently titled 'What About Me' has been handed over by Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto. Twelve films and twleve tracks about "...all the different ways we're mad...desperate, obsessed, neurotic, fixated...the insane ways we make ourselves unhappy..."

When Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman joined forces to create the project 1 Giant Leap, they embarked upon a global journey that included Senegal, Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, India, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, America and Europe, equipped solely with a digital video camera, a laptop and a vision - to capture and weave together a unique fusion of sound, image and spoken word from some of the world's most happening musicians, authors, scientists and thinkers and to explore 'The Unity in the Diversity'.

Their treasure hunt brought many unexpected collaborations with such inspirations as Michael Stipe, Maxi Jazz, KD Lang, Alanis Morissette, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Carlos Santana, Steward Copeland, Stephen Fry, Billy Connolly, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Robbins, Dennis Hopper, Brian Eno, Asha Bhosle, and Baaba Maal. The resulting double-Grammy nominated DVD consists of 11 short films - INSPIRATION, MONEY, FAITH, SEX, DEATH, CONFRONTATION, TIME, BLASPHEMY, UNITY, MASKS, HAPPY, and 30 behind the scenes movies. You might have seen 'The Making Of 1 Giant Leap' which has been broadcast globally by National Geographic Channel. Or perhaps you've seen them playing live with their 10 piece band and cinema screens.

They can be found on Myspace - Facebook and they have an all singing and dancing website with new forums

The region 2 DVD is available and there are loads of trailers and other stuff on Youtube

View the trailer here
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