While working on our projects and communicating directly with you, I can not stop to think about how to reach out to billions of hearts, living on our planet today. How to make our world become more beautiful, so that there are no the hungry and the poor, so that the strong do not rob and torture the weak and so that people take care of the gifts of nature and do not seek to an endless exhaustion of the Earth in their incredible greed. Is such a miracle possible, or is it just an impossible utopian idea in the full sense of the word? Or is there still a little bit of hope? Of course there is, but we need atomical effort, not only ours, but also the efforts of future generations.
Hollywood actor Armand Assante began falling in love with Kazakhstan in 2007 when the Kazakhstan Film Festival invited him to Almaty to show his new release “California Dreamin.” A busy work schedule prevented Armand from accepting the invitation from festival president Yermek Amanshayev, whose day job is president of Almaty-based Kazakhfilm Studios. But before 2007 was out, the Hollywood action-film producer Erken Ialgalshev had brought Armand to his native land – and the actor was blown away by what he experienced.
We have great news: the film of our friend, Armand Assante has won Best Short Documentary at Gasparilla International Film Festival. It is our common victory! We invite you to read the press-release of GIFF. Armand Assante has won Best Short Documentary at Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Florida for the powerful 27 minute film that he wrote and directed, "Dialogue From the Steppes." It was presented by Digital Domain.
We invite you to take part in the Conference, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the First Congress of Spiritual Concord, which will take place on October 17-19, 2012 in Astana, Kazakhstan. This conference will also be working. We are to summarize the results of the past 20 years and determine the tasks of our movement for the future. The Conference will become an important preparation stage for the Second World Forum of Spiritual Concord, planned for 2013.
I’m very glad to see that every day there are more and more people sharing our views, our sincere concern regarding the processes occurring today on our planet, with our human nature which is getting more and more stuck in search for unlimited profit and sinking in its infinite yearning for possession of the whole lot in its egoistic desires. The Earth is our common home; it has given us the life and the right to be the supreme creature in its evolution, it has breathed in us the ability to feel joy and happiness from the contact with the beautiful, create and enjoy its amenities, love and be loved. Is it little? So let us do all possible to have the Earth feel our sincere care of her, our wish to do the filial duty. April 7, 2010
The process of awareness of Spiritual Culture as a decisive factor for human evolution has moved a significant step ahead since last year’s WORLD FORUM – somehow pushed by the world events such as the continued global financial crises, increased nuclear pollution, uprising NORTHERN AFRICAN States, devastating famine in Eastern Africa and ongoing wars! The wake-up period for humankind cannot be prolonged any more in view of the ever increasing „impossibilities“ – we have to make use of our possibilities instead and they are numerous. Based on the nucleus of last year’s reports and the final declaration we are here now to continue what was wholeheartedly started and to prepare the realistic steps into the practical transformation of all those positive ideas.