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Filmmakers Propose Online "Swarm Offensive" Against Climate Change

Open source software brought us Linux and Wikipedia. Can it help us tackle the challenge of climate change?

Coalition Of The Willing from coalitionfilm on Vimeo.

This beautifully animated short video argues that grassroots efforts to deal with climate change can be more effective if they adopt the tactics of open source technology, using databases and social networks to "tap into our collective genius" to tackle the toughest of global challenges.

The art featured in the film was crafted by a group of 24 artists from around the world.

The film characterizes the counterculture of the 1960s as a highly networked and decentralized movement that challenged capitalism—and calls for a similar but more technologically savvy attack on climate change.

And then there's the scene in which Ronald Reagan literally snorts hippies like cocaine through a twenty-dollar bill.

"Coalition of the Willing" was produced and directed by the British animator Simon Robson—better known as Knife Party—and written by author Tim Rayner. The art featured in the film was crafted by a group of 24 artists from around the world, including leaders in digital animation such as Decoy, World Leaders, and Parasol Island.


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