Dream, A Short Documentary on the Art and Culture of Burning Man

Every year, right before Labor Day, 50,000 people travel to Black Rock City, Nevada to take part in Burning Man — an experimental community dedicated to radical self reliance, radical self-expression and art. As Burning Man’s own web site will tell you, “Trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind.” Nonetheless, the Burning Man organizers offer a short, introductory essay and a First-Timer’s Guide to get you started, plus some photo galleries to help fill out the picture. And then above, we have a newly-made short film that offers a glimpse into the art and culture of the Burning Man experience. It highlights some wondrous artistic creations and the artists, designers, builders and sundry minds behind them. The documentary, Dream: Art & Culture of Burning Man, premiered at the Sonoma International Film Festival.

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  1. christopher palermo says . . . | May 22, 2013 / 11:49 pm

    Nicely shot. Some beautiful artwork. However, I would have liked to have seen more people of color, the Asian girl toward the end seemed to be enjoying herself, but most of the video focuses on the young, beautiful, and snow white boys and girls. Hope for humanity? I hope for a more diverse and realistic video representations of such events. If indeed that is at all possible.

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