Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Mau

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Film Info
Country Listing:Austria
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Program Category:Special Presentations
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Benji Bergmann
Jono Bergmann
Producer(s):Karol Martesko-Fenster
Executive Producer(s):Leslie Iwerks
Editor(s):Mo Stoebe
Cinematography:Stefan Wuernitzer


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Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management: Hear from notable subjects and experts on issues featured in the film.

Big Ideas Q&A
Design visionary Bruce Mau and partner Bisi Williams Mau join directors Benji Bergmann and Jono Bergmann for a fascinating conversation about creativity and the relationship between filmmaker and subject, maintaining optimism during times of crisis, designing your life and building a better world for all. Hosted by culture writer, film critic and columnist Nathalie Atkinson
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About the film
Directors Benji and Jono Bergmann deliver an intimate portrait of Canada's own legendary designer Bruce Mau. Diving into the roots of his childhood in Sudbury, Mau reveals the hardships he faced growing up and how those experiences inform his ways of seeing. He often sought escape by venturing into the woods near his childhood home, an experience that went on to define one of his key design principles: "Think Like You Are Lost?in the?Forest." From creating Coca Cola's global sustainability platform, to reimagining a 1,000-year plan for Mecca, to designing a social movement in Guatemala, Mau revolutionized traditional approaches to design. He continues his work through the Toronto-based educational program and studio Institute without Boundaries and the touring exhibition Massive Change. Working with some of the most renowned designers and architects in the world, such as Rem Koolhaas and Frank Gehry, he approaches each project with a central question: will this be a design for destruction or for a sustainable new world? Heather Haynes

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  • Globe and Mail - Unlocking Bruce Mau’s relentless optimism in a skeptical, cynical world
  • In the Seats -  5 stars, "Thought-provoking and insightful"

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