What is Emerging?

What is Emerging? | A documentary series in three parts.

The series won an honorable mention of best series at the International Collaborative Audiovisual Festival 2019

A BIG THANKS for everyone involved in this project | Nosso MUITO OBRIGADA a todos os envolvidos

Emerge + This is not the truth + Spanda Produtora + What Took You So Long?

Crew: Camilla Cardoso, Maria Clara Parente, Alicia Sully, Clara Wetzel, Maria Paula Barsottii & Luisa de Castro,


In the midst of all the social and environmental crises we are facing, the system of economics is the key to understanding the logic behind them all. In this first episode of 'What is Emerging?' we went to ColaborAmerica festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ColaborAmerica brings together future thinkers, economists, spiritual leaders and scientists to explore and discuss the ways that we might ensure the continuation of life on Earth, considering all beings that are part of this huge living system. The endless pursuit of growth is pushing our environment to breaking point, yet this economic paradigm shapes our societies. This episode explores how we are currently framing the world we live in, the worldviews that connect us and asks the question; is it possible to shift to a collaboration paradigm with each other, and with the Earth? What would the economy look like if purpose was written into its DNA? How can we be part of the regeneration team for a planet that is longing for a new paradigm? What can emerge when we change the paradigms that underpin our choices and ways of relating to others, ourselves, and the external world?


In this episode Camilla and Maria Clara go searching for inspiring new ways to understand the global crises. How do we learn to stick with, rather than avoid, the trouble we've created? How can a new framing of the crises influence processes and open space for emergence? What can unfold from this entangled perception of all living beings and the Earth?


Imagination is the first step to healing our planet. A long time ago, some human beings imagined economy, technology and industry into being. Now that we are beginning to notice that the separation of man from nature is the root cause of the global problems we face, how do we go about changing the story, especially when our imagination is stuck in the logic of the old paradigms? Acknowledging our limitations is the first step to envisioning other ways of engaging with the Earth. In order to notice and feel the ways in which we are entangled with all other living beings and the planet we need to engage all of our senses, taking inspiration from the art and practices of our ancestors to recalibrate our imagination, and let the new paradigm emerge. Join us for this third and final chapter of What is Emerging?

Nessim Stevenson