Once a year, on a vast Nevada lake bed surrounded by mountains and for the past 20 years, the Burning Man festival brings together tens of thousands of people who are attracted by the ... See full summary »
Once a year, on a vast Nevada lake bed surrounded by mountains and for the past 20 years, the Burning Man festival brings together tens of thousands of people who are attracted by the festival's promise of seven days of de-commodification, community, artwork, and revelry. But increasingly, many question whether Burning Man's mainstream appeal threatens - or even upends - the festival's utopian vision. Through a series of in-depth interviews of the festival's founders, organizers, and participants, DUST & ILLUSIONS traces the festival's history, while examining whether the festival is a victim of its own success. The documentary also offers a new perspective about the event, and looks at our ability as human beings to create new forms of community in the 1st century. Written by
Loved the movie -- Great history even for those that have gone to Burning Man for years
I have to say, I was really just looking forward to seeing a movie about Burning Man as anything Burning Man makes me happy. What I got was so much more. This movie really explains how it got started, letting you relive the first Burning Man like you were there. It showed me what went on behind the scenes to get it where it is today. The politics, the struggles, the changes and of course, the different personalities of those involved. It made me feel like I was back on the Playa at times and made me yearn for the real playa later this year. The art, the artists, the people, the theater that is Burning Man is really amazing to see in this movie. I've already recommended the movie to people that have never gone, are going for the first time and some that are going back for their 5th or 6th time. It's amazing. You should see it.
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