„You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.“
ALL CREATURES WELCOME is an essayistic documentary on new paths and new perspectives in the digital age, using hacking as a mind-set to counter the atmosphere of fear and helplessness of the post-Snowden era.
How does the Internet change the people and how do the people change the Internet?
Our lives are not determined by general, predefined truths, but specifically by our modes of working, evolving, sympathizing and dreaming. Technology has always played a part in shaping our habits and needs. In the mainstream of society the perception of the impact of the digital revolution is still shaped either by lack of knowledge and the innocent, unconscious use of technology or the wish for safety in an unsafe world and pessimism.
“Be excellent to each other!”
At the events of the Chaos Computer Club self-organisation free expression and critical discussion conflate into a peaceful, anarchic chaos. Everybody gives a hand in order to make the event and the community work, everybody is free to do what they want as long as it doesn’t harm others. The debate on relevant questions and political engagement merge with enjoyment of technology and inventiveness on these occasions. Driven by the wish to create a better society and make the events happen the level of optimism, tolerance and cooperation is extremely high. A downright utopian idea is being brought to life, created by all participants.
On planet nerd, at the epicenter of technical and social change, ALL CREATURES WELCOME explores and reflects new ways of dealing with the digitalization of the world and the resulting reformation of sociocultural conduct.
The „Hacker Ethics“
- Access to computers – and anything which might teach you something about the way the world really works – should be unlimited and total. Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!
- All information should be free.
- Mistrust authority – promote decentralization.
- Hackers should be judged by their acting, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position.
- You can create art and beauty on a computer.
- Computers can change your life for the better.
- Don’t litter other people’s data.
- Make public data available, protect private data.
Using hacking as a mind-set as well we want to find alternative methods in dealing with the financing of the production and distribution as well – with your support!
Join us and be a creator.
Help us to bring ALL CREATURES WELCOME to life and in the best case make it freely available – under a Creative Commons license! Over 900 supporters already helped raising the amount of 30.901,97€ in the first step. This covered the shooting and the first part of the post production. Now everything between a middle length movie around 40min. and a feature length movie around 90min. is possible, via more support through crowd funding between 4900€ and 69.000€.
Read more about this here and be a part of it.
Shooting @ Chaos Communication Camp August 2015 & 32c3