Before the arrival of the new millennium, I was fascinated by the notion that as we approached the year 2000 everyone seemed either to be scared or to be downright depressed. All we seemed to hear about on the news was Y2K bug, God's really mad, and the world will blow up at the stroke of midnight. In fact, as the likely end of the world neared, we were advised to start stockpiling food so that we could hide in the basement. This was supposed to be the new millennium. An event of a lifetime. Why were people so scared and depressed during a time that should be used as a stepping-stone to learn the lessons from the past millennium and incorporate them into the future?
It was during this time that I met Martin Bedogne and we decided to collaborate as filmmakers. We formed New Light Media to address what we felt were critical questions for all Americans: Why were people so negative when it came to the millennium? What had soured us about our present and our future? After a lot of thought and research, the answer became very clear: it is hate. Discovering that answer prompted new questions. Why is it that one group dislikes another group? Why do some people become so hostile toward others that they actually kill those who are different from them? And from exploring these questions we came to a startling realization. How one person or one group feels about another causes most of the social ills that plague our world. Unchecked, our willingness to hate will bring our world to its destruction.
We realized that we had discovered the secret, the reason so many of