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Mortal Legacy 2010

Mortal Legacy
Produced by Mandy Godown and Nigel Aves
Original music by Derick Disterhoft
The instructional slideshow/video that was banned by YouTube.

Mortal Legacy was a short slideshow/movie that used photographs and video to show the state of the world. It was originally produced for "The Visual Suspects" (Art Show) in Boulder, which was organised and produced by Joe Ramas. This slideshow was made about 14 years ago (2010). It did upset a few people, but overall everyone understood the message that Mandy and I were trying to achieve. A number of people asked if they could use the movie as an educational tool. And of course, we agreed.

The quality of this video is not great (it was initially made for use on a 720X480 projector). The whole story is that I uploaded Mortal Legacy to YouTube, where it was seen by a large number of people. Then, in April 2024, I had a message that it was being taken down because of the depiction of violence shown. (Still photographs of real events that happened). YouTube obviously didn't take into account the other side of the coin, this was an educational piece, and the slideshow is also full of beauty. I did appeal this, but it was rejected. I was able to download the video from YouTube. Unfortunately, the backup of the piece had become corrupted over the years.

I've done my best to clean things up. Here is the slideshow, our take on the state of humanity 14 years ago. It has not gotten any better; some would say, "it's a lot worse."
The state of humanity is a complex and dynamic topic that encompasses many aspects. Here's a brief overview:

  • Technology and Innovation: Humanity continues to advance technology, science, and innovation significantly. This has brought about improvements in healthcare, communication, transportation, and quality of life in many parts of the world. However, technology also poses challenges such as job displacement, privacy concerns, and ethical dilemmas.
  • Globalisation and Interconnections: The world is more interconnected than ever before due to globalisation. This has facilitated trade, cultural exchange, and collaboration but has also led to challenges like income inequality, environmental degradation, and geopolitical tensions.
  • Social and Political Landscape: Societies are grappling with various social and political issues, including inequality, discrimination, and polarisation. Movements advocating for human rights, environmental protection, and social justice are gaining momentum, but there are also rising instances of authoritarianism and erosion of democratic norms in some regions.
  • Environmental Concerns: Climate change and environmental degradation are pressing issues threatening the planet. There is growing awareness and action around sustainability, renewable energy, and conservation efforts, but urgent global cooperation is needed to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
  • Health and Well-being: Despite medical advancements, access to healthcare remains unequal globally. Mental health is gaining recognition as a critical component of overall well-being, with increased attention on addressing mental health challenges and reducing stigma.
  • Economic Landscape: Economic disparities persist between and within countries, affecting access to education, healthcare, and basic necessities. Efforts to promote inclusive growth and reduce poverty are ongoing, but progress is uneven.
  • Cultural Diversity: Humanity is enriched by its diverse cultures, languages, and traditions. Efforts to preserve and celebrate cultural diversity are important for promoting mutual understanding and appreciation.

In summary, humanity faces both opportunities and challenges in various spheres, requiring concerted efforts at local, national, and global levels to build a more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive future.
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