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Making Movies to bring World Citizenship into the Popular Culture
Arthur Kanegis, Writer/Producer, is president and founder of Future WAVE, Inc, a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to making uplifting films to help shift shift our culture of violence to a culture of peace. He also founded BULLYPROOF.org, which uses music, drama, an puppetry to teach conflict-resolution skills.
Produced "The World Is My Country" a feature-length documentary about World Citizen #1 Garry Davis - a song and dance man on a mission to save the world!
Produced. "One! The Garry Davis Story", a 5-minute short ar www.onefilms.com on the Story page. It has won the Moondance International Film Festival and the World Peace Film Award.. It also won recognition in the Conscious Life and the IONs film festivals.
Was formerly media director of the Center for Defense Information, an organization of former military officers speaking up for common sense in military policies, and before that worked for seven years for the American Friends Service Committee. Former talk-show host on KSFR FM in Santa Fe, NM.
Writes for Scene4: The International Magazine of the Arts and Media, and has been published in The Nation. The New Republic, Progressive. The Washington Monthly. Media and Values, In Context and other journals.
Enjoy life while making the world a better place
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Have hosted some wonderful couchsurfers
Nonviolence. See www.E-arth.com
- film festivals
Music, Movies, and Books
I loved Gandhi and Adam Sandler's Don't Mess with The Zohan, which in a funny way had the same kind of message - that we are all just people and can get past the hatreds to the human level of interaction.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Contributed toward ending the Vietnam War by helping to get Congress to cut off the funding for the war through documentaries and targeted research documents.
Also played a small role in ending the Cold War, by for example, researching nuclear war-impact for ABC's The Day After - which was viewed by 100 million people in the US and several times that many in the Soviet Union. Former President Reagan mentions in his Memoirs that the film convinced him that despite what his generals were telling him, nuclear war is unwinnable - so he started the START talks with the Soviets to limit nuclear weapons. The TV documentary I produced with Paul Newman, War Without Winners, played widely across the US and the USSR.
And now I've just completed a new documentary "The World Is My Country" see the trailer at www.futurewave.org
Teach, Learn, Share
www.bullyproof.org - a program I created when I was living in Santa Fe, NM - making it fun for kids to learn conflict-resolution skills.
What I Can Share with Hosts
A sneak- preview of our forthcoming film The World Is My Country.
Countries I’ve Visited
Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Russian Federation, Thailand, Venezuela
Countries I’ve Lived In