To celebrate the online release of our latest feature length film, I Am (Not) A Monster on Vimeo On Demand (and to bring us altogether for a few hours in these incredible times), Designer of Experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun and Wayne D’Cruz, Distribution & Sales Manager at Dartmouth Films, will be holding an Instagram Live TOMORROW, on Thursday the 7th of May, at 3pm GMT/4pm CEST!
Join Nelly and Wayne @NELLYBENHAYOUNSTUDIOS and @DARTMOUTH.FILMS as they take questions from the audience and talk about their own experiences putting together their documentary-slash-Hannah Arendt World Tour. You can then watch the film worldwide (or watch it beforehand!) on https://vimeo.com/ondemand/iamnotamonster (film not available in Japan or Taiwan).
WHAT IS I AM (NOT) A MONSTER?
I Am (Not) a Monster premiered at the London Film Festival and was a part of the Grierson Award Selection – Best International Documentary competition.
I Am (Not) a Monster features political activist Noam Chomsky, Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Hannah Arendt’s students: Arjun Appadurai, Leon Botstein and Richard Bernstein, nonsense artist Novbumichi Tosa of Maywa Denki, robot maker Hiroshi Ishiguro, Japanese Living National Treasures: Bunraku puppeteer – Kanjuro Kiritake II, kimono master – Takayuki Takahashi, Noh Theatre master – Hisa Uzawa, Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid, cyborg artist Neil Harbisson and many more – students, alternative schools and brilliant thinkers.
Starting with the thoughts of political theorist Hannah Arendt, Ben Hayoun-Stépanian (founder of the University of the Underground) travels the world to meet a variety of people and organisations, philosophers, alternative schools and many more. She ponders on the ownership and plurality of our thoughts, and the means by which freedom of learning and innovative education can exist in contemporary times. The result is a joyful potpourri of ideas and alternative thinking, propelled by a thrilling soundtrack of Ethiopian hip hop.
Asserting that the need for change has never been more urgent, I Am (Not) a Monster is an ambitious yet accessible activist outcry: ‘knowledge is power’.