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Peter Grant's Avatar Comment 1 by Peter Grant

Great idea! Can't wait.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:15:21 UTC | #522880

-TheCodeCrack-'s Avatar Comment 2 by -TheCodeCrack-

Fantastic idea! Go for it!

Please people. if you can help make this a reality, don't hesitate!

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:16:01 UTC | #522883

vega's Avatar Comment 3 by vega

And send the Pope a complimentary copy :)

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:21:13 UTC | #522889

Cosmicshore's Avatar Comment 4 by Cosmicshore

Great idea - also, what about some interviews from those who spoke at the march? Their reaction to it etc.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:25:46 UTC | #522893

BigJohn's Avatar Comment 5 by BigJohn

Richard, you might be surprised to find that hand-held cameras are capable of some pretty good videos nowadays. I have a little cam that will take 1280×720, 30fps, 720p HD video. So, you might get some pretty good stuff. I'm looking forward to it.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:28:27 UTC | #522897

Blaine McCartney's Avatar Comment 6 by Blaine McCartney

You should give a free DVD with each copy of the Daily Mail, Richard.

Given their recent give away of a DVD with David Attenborough (I can't remember the specifics), it seems that whilst they love to publish bad news, they also like to give away good DVDs.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:29:32 UTC | #522898

hiss's Avatar Comment 7 by hiss

An absolute must!!

Count me in!

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:30:38 UTC | #522900

Marie Lauritzen's Avatar Comment 8 by Marie Lauritzen

What a great idea :-)

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:31:40 UTC | #522901

cheesedoff17's Avatar Comment 9 by cheesedoff17

A wonderful idea. We have to get the truth out by every means possible as the media cannot be trusted.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:32:01 UTC | #522902

PrimeNumbers's Avatar Comment 10 by PrimeNumbers

I'd be keen on a high quality downloaded version rather than a physical DVD. A DVD to be distributed in the UK would be fun, but perhaps expensive? You could put up a DVD image and supporters could burn and distribute their own.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:37:19 UTC | #522906

God fearing Atheist's Avatar Comment 11 by God fearing Atheist

Great idea.

I'm surprised this wasn't pre-arranged. The moment I saw the first YouTube clips on Sat. I thought the march organisers should have organised a film crew (professional, amateur, art school student project etc) to make a documentarty of the event.

Given that video cameras are now ubiquitous, I am sure this post-hoc production will work and give the gritty reality Richard wrote about above.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:38:24 UTC | #522908

strubie's Avatar Comment 12 by strubie

Sweet!

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:46:49 UTC | #522913

AtheistEgbert's Avatar Comment 13 by AtheistEgbert

Yes, excellent idea! We must reclaim the media for ourselves, since the media has failed us. I hope we can gain a growing network of atheist 'helpers' who can with their talent and skills, build up a documentation of both this protest and future controversies.

Then use the profits for this DVD to go back into our media project.

What better voice over talents than the eloquent Stephen Fry? And perhaps you may even commission the great Adam Curtis to piece things together.

Whatever empowers us, let's reclaim back the narrative taken away from us. I love this new optimism! I will happily buy the DVD even though I'm a pauper.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:51:59 UTC | #522915

Bala's Avatar Comment 14 by Bala

During the protest I was following Paula's updates along with the pictures in this website. I don't know whose account that is but the pictures are pretty decent quality. There's quite a few to make a pictorial documentary really. Perhaps if it's any user here who took those pictures, they could send them in.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:54:30 UTC | #522920

AtheistEgbert's Avatar Comment 15 by AtheistEgbert

Oh yes, and also Professor Dawkins, perhaps we should also deconstruct or critique the media reaction during the four days. Without raising libel or defamation, we can expose how the media aided and abetted the 'cover up' of the Catholic Church over the abuse scandal.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:57:13 UTC | #522921

scarecroe's Avatar Comment 16 by scarecroe

Wonderful idea. I'd buy it.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:10:32 UTC | #522927

Bala's Avatar Comment 17 by Bala

just realised the official protest flickr account has much more high quality pictures making my previous post irrelevant!

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:11:27 UTC | #522928

Ryan Martin's Avatar Comment 18 by Ryan Martin

Great idea! I followed news of the protest from Canada, and just yesterday I told my wife how I developed a deeper admiration for the English people because of what you and others did, and how you did it.

It was a just protest and should be shared as an example.

If this is made, please don't just highlight the protest, but show people (around the world) HOW to protest (plan, organize, prepare, stay united, stay peaceful, etc.)

With what happened this year during Toronto's G20, it is obvious to me that the media, police, and politicians know how to disrupt and disband protests too well. Reasonable and good people wanting to protest are facing a well orchestrated machine, which I am sure, are planned a year in advance. We need inspiration, as well as guidance.

Ryan

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:24:05 UTC | #522933

Bala's Avatar Comment 19 by Bala

If this is made, please don't just highlight the protest, but show people (around the world) HOW to protest (plan, organize, prepare, stay united, stay peaceful, etc.)

Good point. A behind the scenes account of how it was organised, in the form of interviews with the organisers, would be of great practical help later on.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:29:29 UTC | #522939

seals's Avatar Comment 20 by seals

Sounds good to me! It would be great to have something to remember the day, whether you were there or not as an alternative to the sanitized, glossy official version of events and issues that dominated the media.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:34:42 UTC | #522940

Steven Mading's Avatar Comment 21 by Steven Mading

I wasn't there. I was in the wrong country to be there. But I'd love to see the full account of the event. The impression I get from Youtube videos is that it was a short thing lasting only about 20-25 minutes, but from what you say there was a lot more to it.

Getting a good voiceover artist to narrate it would be excellent, and since you're probably interested in making this a good way to keep the message alive, the DVD should include intro bits putting everything into context about the visit - shots of newspaper clips about the upcoming Papal visit, etc....up to the limit that international copyright law will allow of course - no sense in jeopardizing the worldwide distribution of the DVD by running afoul of copyright laws.

Also, speaking of "worldwide" distribution - the DVD should be region zero encoded, of course. (meaning it doesn't care what region code your DVD player has.) Although there's no legal requirement that the producer of a DVD put a region code on it, there's many companies that do so by default in their DVD producing software unless you change the setting.

But I don't know what production values you're looking for. The suggestion of Stephen Fry that an earlier poster gave would be excellent, but I suspect he doesn't come cheaply, and I don't know if he'd be willing to do this pro bono or not.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:38:08 UTC | #522942

Eelis's Avatar Comment 22 by Eelis

Sorry to be the party pooper, but a DVD with protest footage..? Seriously? To be perfectly frank, that sounds like the most boring thing ever. So much so, in fact, that it seems far fetched even as a souvenir just for those who participated. A week from now this whole pope visit thing will be ancient history. Putting a few snapshots of the protests in one's scrap book is one thing, but producing an entire professionally edited DVD sounds like complete overkill. I predict that if it is produced and released a few months from now, it will be of zero interest to anyone outside a tiny fringe.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:44:44 UTC | #522947

DefenderOfReason!'s Avatar Comment 23 by DefenderOfReason!

I wish that old crazy bastard could've heard Richards speech!

Comment 3 by vega :

And send the Pope a complimentary copy :)

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:56:45 UTC | #522954

David Buchan's Avatar Comment 24 by David Buchan

The speech was nothing short of brilliant. I took the liberty of posting it on care2.com (My pseudonom there is 'God Almighty') and I haven't been thrown out yet :-) also facebooked and twittered. I meant to write this immediately after I heard the welcome inspiring and very intelligent speech but better late than never?

Don't get too big headed Richard. I meant every word I typed, the speech was brilliant and received rave reviews on sites everywhere. But you do not travel under the name God Almighty so It's a long way to the top if you travel on a bus carrying a sign "There probably is no god........" but that's ok :-)

If I had any spare money I would love to buy a cd to remember this momentous event by, but alas, I have no spare money so will have to download it illegally...'The Devil made me do it, your honour' sounds like a pretty good self defense in an overwhelmingly god bothering society?

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:56:47 UTC | #522955

David Buchan's Avatar Comment 25 by David Buchan

The speech was nothing short of brilliant. I took the liberty of posting it on care2.com (My pseudonom there is 'God Almighty') and I haven't been thrown out yet :-) also facebooked and twittered. I meant to write this immediately after I heard the welcome inspiring and very intelligent speech but better late than never?

Don't get too big headed Richard. I meant every word I typed, the speech was brilliant and received rave reviews on sites everywhere. But you do not travel under the name God Almighty so It's a long way to the top if you travel on a bus carrying a sign "There probably is no god........" but that's ok :-)

If I had any spare money I would love to buy a DVD to remember this momentous event by, but alas, I have no spare money so will have to download it illegally...'The Devil made me do it, your honour' sounds like a pretty good self defense in an overwhelmingly god bothering society?

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:59:14 UTC | #522957

David Buchan's Avatar Comment 26 by David Buchan

The speech was nothing short of brilliant. I took the liberty of posting it on care2.com (My pseudonom there is 'God Almighty') and I haven't been thrown out yet :-) also facebooked and twittered. I meant to write this immediately after I heard the welcome inspiring and very intelligent speech but better late than never?

Don't get too big headed Richard. I meant every word I typed, the speech was brilliant and received rave reviews on sites everywhere. But you do not travel under the name God Almighty so It's a long way to the top if you travel on a bus carrying a sign "There probably is no god........" but that's ok :-)

If I had any spare money I would love to buy a cd to remember this momentous event by, but alas, I have no spare money so will have to download it illegally...'The Devil made me do it, your honour' sounds like a pretty good self defense in an overwhelmingly god bothering society?

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:00:27 UTC | #522959

David Buchan's Avatar Comment 27 by David Buchan

The speech was nothing short of brilliant. I took the liberty of posting it on care2.com (My pseudonom there is 'God Almighty') and I haven't been thrown out yet :-) also facebooked and twittered. I meant to write this immediately after I heard the welcome inspiring and very intelligent speech but better late than never?

Don't get too big headed Richard. I meant every word I typed, the speech was brilliant and received rave reviews on sites everywhere. But you do not travel under the name God Almighty so It's a long way to the top if you travel on a bus carrying a sign "There probably is no god........" but that's ok :-)

If I had any spare money I would love to buy a cd to remember this momentous event by, but alas, I have no spare money so will have to download it illegally...'The Devil made me do it, your honour' sounds like a pretty good self defense in an overwhelmingly god bothering society?

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:01:45 UTC | #522960

Crazycharlie's Avatar Comment 28 by Crazycharlie

I wish I could have been there and envy those that were. Please anyone with video and pictures, send them to RD net.. I'll buy the DVD in a heart beat.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:02:14 UTC | #522961

Bala's Avatar Comment 29 by Bala

A week from now this whole pope visit thing will be ancient history.

Precisely the reason we need the DVD. The protest was too big to be left to gather dust in news archives or as fragmented youtube clips and pictures.

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:33:06 UTC | #522974

Alive's Avatar Comment 30 by Alive

Comment 332 by Pinksnufkins

I think it is important that Richard Dawkins is able to state his impartiality in reference to child abuse. Child abuse and rape are horrendous crimes, irregardless of the context in which they occur. I am aware that Richard Dawkins has published his set of beliefs and profited from this through his book sales. He has also made the point of mentioning child abuse in his recent speech. He will have no doubt have raised his profile on the back of this speech, which will inevitably lead to more book sales. So I'm doing what I always do, when I hear someone of wealth and status mention child abuse, I'm saying put your money where your mouth is.

http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/2010/07/notice-rasasc-2/

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Tue, 21 Sep 2010 21:31:43 UTC | #523005