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Join Date: Feb 2003
Status: Completed 105 min cut, 90 min broadcast cut pending, DVD's on sale.
Take an Unprecedented Journey Behind the Scenes of a Worldwide Cultural Phenomenon in BURNING MAN: BEYOND BLACK ROCK.
In lesss than two decades, it has evolved from a fringe counterculture event into a global community of artists and social revolutionaries. Even as it's marginalized and sensationalized by mainstream media, it continues to grow at an exponential rate.
And it could be coming to your town.
For the first time ever, director Damon Brown goes behind the scenes of Burning Man - exploring the philosophy that fuels it, the tireless efforts that drive it, and the transcendent experience that makes it a worldwide cultural force.
The result is BURNING MAN: BEYOND BLACK ROCK, a provocative feature-length documentary from Gone Off Deep Productions.
Shot over a period of 18 months, the film documents the journey of Burning Man organizers and artists as they conceive, plan and create a city unlike any in the world.
Each summer, Black Rock is one of the largest cities in Nevada, with a population of over 30,000 and an infrastructure that provides everything from emergency services and electricity, to daily newspapers and radio broadcasts.
For seven days and nights, it stands as a community free of commerce, bound by a social contract of tolerance and cooperation, and dedicated to the transforming power of art and self-expression. And then it disappears, without a trace.
BEYOND BLACK ROCK reveals the impressive scale of the event, from the art pieces that pepper the barren landscape to the incredible pyrotechnics of the event's climax - the burning of The Man.
Granted unprecedented access to the inner workings of the Burning Man organization, Gone Off Deep interviewed the founders, organizers, artists and participants to unveil the full scope of the Burning Man community in all its complexity and diversity.
From its humble beginnings on a San Francisco beach to its battles against politicians, consumer culture and the elements, Burning Man is a testament to shared vision and the willingness to work hard in order to realize it.
But, true to its title, the film goes beyond the city in the desert - revealing the ambitious plans of the Burning Man community to bring their unique culture to the world.
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