Cultural Creatives The Revolution
Frigyes Fogel, Filmmaker
The so-called “Cultural Creatives” comprise over one-third of the adult populations of the United States, Europe, Japan, and other major cosmopolitan cities worldwide. Rather than forming a global organization or a political movement, these people are identifiable only by their mindset — one that demonstrates a major shift in consciousness that leads to a deep interest in finding solutions to the pressing issues of this new millennium and anticipating the future as filled with possibility and abundant opportunity.
“Cultural Creatives are emerging without anybody organizing their presence, without anyone seeking to create political power from their existence, and without any group having any interest in them. They are emerging simply because, in real historical development, the growth of human consciousness cannot be stopped, no matter how much today’s establishments and intellectual elites try to ignore, and even hide, their appearance,” says Hungarian filmmaker Frigyes Fogel. “So they are all here, among and around us: 80 million Cultural Creatives in the United States and 120 million in Europe, all with a similar mind-set — the citizens of a new world. They are the ones who are really preparing the future and its new social structures for us ... They are the ones who anticipate the future as an astonishing opportunity never before available to mankind throughout the whole course of its history here on Earth.”
Fogel had spent his life traveling the world as a solo cellist; from an early age, music had been his world. But on his travels he met and learned from many people of various cultures. He came to the conclusion that if he were to share what he had learned, he would have to “take up a different instrument”: the camera. “This film is the fruit of that decision,” he says. “Watching it might well change your life, as making it did mine.”
Cultural Creatives 1.0 is the first documentary film to study the emergence of this new worldwide mass of people with any kind of scientific thoroughness. Through Fogel’s lens, we learn how these people think differently from others in their social, cultural, and economic groups. “By the end of the film, it becomes evident that this huge mass, were it to become aware of its power, could change the world,” said Fogel. “Because Cultural Creatives are unstoppable and their number is continuously rising, the values they champion could soon become the core values for human civilization generally.”
The film can be watched online for a very small donation at culturalcreatives.cc.