13 August 2005

thought thieves - short film call


THOUGHT THIEVE$ is a short film showcase about corporate appropriation of knowledge, culture, and creativity. It is a grassroots response to the Micro$oft short film competition of the same name.

Our version of THOUGHT THIEVE$ is about big companies stealing and profiting from the knowledge commons. Think about it: how would you feel if you saw your cultural traditions, collective creativity, thousands-year-old seed strains, indigenous medicinal knowledge, or even your very genetic code being passed off as the property of some multinational corporation? What would you do?

We want to know!

Submit your short film on corporate piracy by Friday, 16th September, 2005 for your chance to be included in an international distribution and screening series. To be confirmed: the makers of the most creative films, as decided by popular vote, may be invited to attend a special premier screening of their film in Tunis, Geneva, or London.

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