“Decent” documentary is a film about the possibilities dormant in decentralized technologies, about their potential
to change societies. We already know it can rapidly change lives of individuals. But can it help to rebuild
island ruined by cataclysm, help survive the refugees in the camps, fight human trafficking or corruption
and oppression of governments, implement a better democracy or bring banking services to people who never
had a chance to use them? We talk about it not only with the most important thinkers and developers in the
sphere, but above all with people who are desperately waiting for answers.
This movie is indeed about technology but primarily it’s about people who develop it and the ones who need it. We believe watching and listening to those people will not only help to reveal the true potential of blockchain but also to bring the knowledge about this technology to wider audience.
In this section, we share with you fragments of interviews made while working on our documentary. Each day of production will bring another set of new statements about the decentralization and social utility of blockchain.
CROWDFUNDING - MISSION STATEMENT
Why we need your support?
In a time of ICO hype, when crypto has become synonymous with easy money it is not hard to forget why the
developers, designers and pioneers started it all. There are projects out there whose aim is to use the
same technology to make the world a better place. This film is going to tell their story. And we can
make it together.
Decentralization is not an idealistic dream anymore; we can already observe its ideals becoming reality. Open-sourced
blockchain is being used to implement new ways of voting, to monitor corruption, provide transparency in
the way financial aid is distributed, to make bank services more accessible... We are not far off living
in a world without third parties or central authorities and their often unnecessary and even malign influence.
So the moment to capture that change, and tell the world about that set of values is now.
Like the technological projects it seeks to understand, this movie should be crowdfunded by the community of
decentralization enthusiasts. So support this doc by making your donation to the Refugium Foundation, a non-profit
organization created specifically to produce “Decent” and - after the film’s premiere - to trigger a discussion
about ideas described in the movie. As part of the “Decent documentary” community you will be regularly updated
with our plans and achievements on the course of the film production.
Contact us if you feel you can efficiently inspire us by tossing an idea for a project that we should
take a closer look at in a documentary.
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Let’s make this “Decent” documentary together!
Who’s making this film?
“Decent” documentary is being made by a group formed by a journalist and cryptospace communication expert, an international
aid specialist and a scholar with passion for film cameras. They met in the Middle East working there, each of
them representing their own craft but sharing the same passion for documentary filmmaking. They decided to collaborate
and make their own documentaries.
Marek was recently gaining his experiance and knowledge about decentralized technologies as Golem Project’s Chief
Communications Officer. Before that for ten years he was a journalist, a reporter and foreign correspondent
for the biggest private news channel in Central Europe - TVN24. He reported from the conflict zones in Ukraine
and Middle East. He also specialised in reportages depicting the influence of technology on lives of people.
His documentaries “God’s Shale” (about fracking in USA) and “The Time Bomb on the Baltic” (about corrosion
of chemical weaponry thrown to the Baltic after World War II) were among the most acclaimed. He loves historical
topics, especially when it requires in-depth research using archival film materials. It helped him to create
documentary films about the lives of Poles and national minorities in pre-war Poland. He started his career
in newspapers in Poland and USA.
Sebastian holds a Ph.D. in linguistic studies, he is a professor and teaches tv journalism in the University
of Warsaw, he’s a cameraman in TVN24 news channel, the author of cinematography for several documentaries;
one of his latest works “Zakopiańczycy” about Polish school of Himalayan mountaineering received a main prize
at Ushuaia Mountain Film International Festival. He was awarded a Medal for Sacrifice and Courage by the
president of Poland for saving a man and his dog drowning in the frozen lake. First of all he is befriended
with his Ursa Mini Blackmagic camera and Sigma Cine lenses and knows how to use it to to turn what he sees
in the viewfinder into a poetry on the screen. At the University of Warsaw, he’s starting a scientific project
using drones as “narrative machine”. He’s actually flying drones and filming with it in our documentary.
Loves to play flute and recite poetry but only when nobody’s listening. He’s also a very humble man and would
never write non of the above himself.
Anna studied journalism and international relations and uses that experience in the best way possible. She gave
up her career as a PR specialist in an international advertising agency to become a communication expert
for the Polish NGO. She is helping journalists to show the organization work in such countries as Ethiopia,
Uganda, Lebanon, Palestine, Georgia or Ukraine. One of her greatest skills is becoming an interpreter and
connector between cultures. She is very spiritual - she writes poems and practices Kundalini Yoga. At the
same time, she’s very practical when it comes to film production. She’s ruthless about creating, keeping
and fitting within the assumed budget. But her biggest weapon is her smile - it wins over everyone she meets,
breaks barriers, builds bridges...