TRANSFORMATIVE CINEMA: Documentaries That Change Who You Are

March 8, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Art Auditorium

Non-fiction films that educate and entertain, inspire, inform and motivate, have long been heralded as the vanguard in the convergence of entertainment and social activism. It’s always been hoped that certain kinds of films would inspire people to DO SOMETHING about some important things. The craft is now advancing to the next step in planetary activism: DON’T JUST DO SOMETHING, BECOME SOMEONE DIFFERENT. The idea being that taking an action may not be enough to save the planet. Now we need to connect with our fundamental natures (and our fundamental dysfunctions) in order to create a new perspective on everything we do, all of the time. It’s not what you do that’s important anymore, it’s who you are.

William examines 3 un-released documentary productions:
“TAHI: The Human Journey” (
“Rooted in Peace"(
“The Calling” (

William Gazecki is a documentary filmmaker and former sound mixer best known for his Academy Award-nominated and News & Documentary Emmy Award winning film WACO: The Rules of Engagement (1997).

Gazecki came to documentary filmmaking in 1991 after a multiple Emmy Award career in post-production sound mixing for film and television on such productions as The Rose, Dune, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Hill Street Blues,Moonlighting, thirtysomething, and In the Heat of the Night.

He followed WACO: The Rules of Engagement with the feature-length documentary Reckless Indifference (2000), about a convicted felon named Brandon Hein.

Gazecki's Crop Circles: Quest for Truth, released theatrically in 2002, is an examination of the mysterious, worldwide crop circle phenomenon. His next release, Invisible Ballots (2004), featuring noted activist Bev Harris, presented a critical examination of the issues surrounding electronic voting technology.

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Pacific New Media, Outreach College, Mānoa Campus

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