Welcome back. So now you've been to Burning Man
, but BM hasn't always been this huge (50K people), didn't use to have cops, didn't even use to have large scale artwork. Larry Harvey claims to be the founder
, and avoids, or omits mentioning what really made Burning Man possible in the early days. Now he is focused on leaving a legacy. Want to know more about the real history
and debunk the stereotypes and misinformation
about the festival.
Dust & Illusions
: The film explores the entire history of the Burning Man event. Whether you have been to Burning Man or not, or are even interested in the subject, the film goes beyond the simple event in the desert, and looks at how ideals/utopias we've had in our youth evolve through an entire lifetime. Specifically, the documentary starts in the late 1970s with 2 groups of people out of the San Francisco underground movements all the way to the multi-million dollar business Burning Man has become, and how politics might have replaced philosophies.
A documentary screening.
PORTLAND: Oct 14th
NEWCASTLE, UK: Oct 20th
SAN FRANCISCO: Oct 28th
SACRAMENTO: Nov/Dec 2010
LA: March 2011
TOKYO: April 2011
You want to see the film but it's not coming to your town
, well it's BM style, you have to organize a screening. Don't hesitate to contact me if you want to share this film with your fellow citizens. All these screenings above are happening because people came forward. This is a real INDIE film (not like sundance though) supported by the community.
In 1988, people organizing BM didn't even know about the Black Rock desert, this is how it came on their radar:
The Giant Croquet game organized by Mel Lyons and John Boggard from Berkeley. Â©1988