|Stills from the movie, Maker|
Last night I attended a screening of a movie that will be playing in the Resene Film Festival at the end of next month. It is called Maker, a feature length documentary about the current 'Maker Movement' in America - showing the new wave of DIY and do-it-together culture. It showed an insight to the trend of open source, crowd funding, local manufacturing and digital fabrication, as well as what it takes to design and manufacture in the Internet era we live in. The movie gave food for thought - it will be interesting to see how this Maker Movement fares further down the line, if it really is, as they say, the 'Third Industrial Revolution' and will the large corporate companies who rely on mass production be affected? Like I said, food for thought.
You can depend on the Resene Film Festival to screen films that are thought provoking and celebratory. There are 22 films to see and there is something for everyone. I'm booked in for the double feature of 'Brooklyn Farmer/Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining the Lincoln Centre and the High Line' to get my NYC kicks as well as seeing how two important urban projects came about. The festival is also hosting an In Memoriam event for Ian Athfield who passed earlier this year. These films are playing in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin so I suggest you check out the sessions here and book yourself in.
Photographs via Maker