seeing is believing episode 1: autumn 2002 episode .
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InputName - April 21st, 2006, 6:05 pm

I would really like to know what happen to joey lozano.

InputName - April 4th, 2005, 12:38 pm

we will help you to show this excellant film in europe. these actions phillipines are great examples for an alternative - information- network.let's schow the pictures censured all over the world!

InputName - February 25th, 2005, 10:06 pm

I thought "Seeing is Believing" was quite well presented and provided an unbiased view. Many good points covered but did not encourage the viewer to observe with skeptecism, only mystery and hopefully genuine interest in the growing belief that there is more beyond ourselves. I would like to believe that if we are intelligent enough to consider this, then perhaps there is hope yet that we may view our own planet through a more searching eye to reveal many of the other cover ups that keep us from understanding the reality of how governing demoralization,domination and manipulation evades environmental issues, favoring the capitalistic rewards at the cost of our planet and humanity.

InputName - April 9th, 2004, 3:24 am

i am writing an article on the documentary film "seeing is beleiving" for a magazine"koottanchoru", to be published in tamil, one of the major languages in india.

InputName - July 20th, 2003, 8:06 pm

Please get 3rd party forum supplier. If it becomes more popular it will be useless. Great Website, Ive read the Congo article but i have not seen the movie. Hope to soon. I live in the U.S. We aren't all ignorant oil grabbers like some of our leaders.

Peter Laycock - April 9th, 2003, 7:18 pm

Thank you a wonderful film. It is easy to forget Mindanao while the Middle East is so frightening.

ash meredith AUSTRALIA - April 8th, 2003, 7:34 am


Ses - February 20th, 2003, 7:15 pm

Thanks brother Joey! Keep on!

Michael Fox - December 31st, 2002, 11:04 am

Hello I am interested in volunteering with your organization. I am a law student at the University of British Columbia and I head a group of 15-20 law students who are interested in volunteering on some sort of non-profit project. Specifically, we are looking for an area where we can learn, but also where we can make a significant impact. We would be very interested to hear from you to see if you have any suggestions for us. Thank you, Michael Fox

S Hawkins - November 14th, 2002, 5:36 pm

I was present last night in the Chatroom following the CBC's presentation of your remarkable film. That online experience itself was intense; since I am no veteran of chatrooms, I don't know whether the flurry of activity there was an aberration or par for the course in these online settings. In any case, sorting out what kind of 'place' a chatroom is seems to me a task worth pursuing. That task is in the horizon constructed by your film, it seems to me. I'll try to explain. One of your successes in this film is the way you document the event of transformation - of the camcorder-as recreational (though perhaps not therefore trivial)-device into camcorder-as-weapon. Such transformation was not foreseen, as you show, by its inventors, distributors, or consumers. It would be very hazardous (especially without consulting Leibniz) to attempt predictions of its consequences over long stretches of time. Last night Peter made some very evocative comments regarding citizenry, and your film is certainly about arming the individuals against oppression by the State (or the banks, or what have you). Is there not a transformation, too, however, of humans into guerrila warriors? Perhaps this is no transformation; perhaps the human being is and has forever been a warrior, primarily - or should be. The handheld camcorder becomes, in any case, a way of defending one's place. The Nakamata tribe's place is defended by a single camera, which tells (as Joey notes in the film) a story of its own. This narrative of images (just as myths have forever done) further solidifies the tribe's identity. This is an old and familiar story for Canadians. From the outset, the NFB and CBC have been trying hard without forcing a narrative upon them to reflect to Canadians something of a Canadian identity. As we witness the proliferation of perspectives (if it is not unfair to say that until citizens have a 'voice' or 'eyes' they are not citizens at all), the fragmentation of identity-narratives becomes more obvious. This is, I think, a necessary step; these narratives can shackle human beings and prevent growth. But what ultimately will come from this tendency toward multiplicity, fragmentation? The resounding response is 'freedom'; a freedom to defend one's own place. Is that possible for the Nakamata if they all have camcorders? Or do they cease, then, to be the Nakamata at all? One sustains one's own identity in part by 'differing' from the other. The subversive power of the camcorder is extraordinary. We wonder only what will remained unturned.

Big Al - November 4th, 2002, 12:22 pm

Congratulations on an important and powerful documentary and also to Joey Lozano for his courageous work. Keep on keepin' on!

peachymom - November 4th, 2002, 3:41 am

I run a B&B and some of the guests I get scare me. They are so blinkered - trusting and accepting what they are told without questioning it. For example I had a group from the US who felt that their President could do no wrong because 'he is a Christian'. I find that sort of 'faith' frightening!

peachymom - November 4th, 2002, 3:37 am

No - we should not trust images but we often get sucked in to thinking that what we are viewing is real. We should question everything we see - unless we see it firsthand in realtime. Just as we should not believe everything we read in newspapers. Also we must be aware that not everything we encounter on the internet is true. It's unfortunate that we must be so 'untrusting' but I feel it is very important to be aware and think for oneself.

Jenny R - November 3rd, 2002, 11:12 am

Hi. I recently saw the UK premiere of the documentary at Sheffield Documentary Festival. I am currently a film and media production student in Sheffield and I am particularly interested in documentary film making. All media types are heavily censored and there seems to be a hegemonic ideology within the industries. It's up to the minority to try and subvert corporate dominance and I really thought your film was fantastic in highlighting the plight of a surpressed people. The only way to gain attention seems to be through methods that simply CAN NOT be ignored. Well done. :)

Gillian - November 2nd, 2002, 6:57 pm

My brother saw this film's premiere in Vancouver recently, and highly recommended it, so I look forward to watching tomorrow. I think all Canadians should be seriously concerned about the fact that one family dominates their media. In Vancouver, CanWest Global now owns both newspapers, several radio stations, and of course the dominant television network. And with their track record of corporate editorials, who's to say what kinds of stories and images get suppressed on a daily basis?

Peter Wintonick - November 2nd, 2002, 2:28 pm

Looking forward to logging in live from the National Arts Centre in Mexico City on Sunday night.

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