Filmmakers for Nonkilling
Creatively, you seek world audiences to entertain
through increasingly varied genres of filmmaking
but sadly, a tradition of violence many movies sustain
and viewers are exposed to cruel forms of killing
As actors, directors, producers and writers you are powerful
your filmmaking achievements are universally recognized
but are the lessons conveyed by most of your films peaceful?
can´t your box office goals become more humanized?
By making more films with a focus on Nonkilling
your art-science-industry can start a worthy trend
that will enhance World Peace-awareness raising:
Please show that to Life-supporting there is no END!
The above poem is on page 65 of Dr.Gomes de Matos`book.
Francisco Gomes de Matos is a peace linguist and human rights educator from Recife-Brazil, author, among others, of the book Nurturing Nonkilling: A Poetic Plantation (2010, Center for Global Nonkilling, Honolulu-Hawai’i). Downloadable at www.nonkilling.org. Co-founder: The World Dignity University Initiative.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 25 Feb 2013.
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