Thank you for answering our survey question:
"How did you feel after seeing the film?
A must see for anyone who believes in personal freedom
--Rowland Perkins, Founding President,
CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY
An absolutely mesmerizing film, love it. ... Between Martin Sheen
and the amazing Garry Davis we are entering a world of true pioneers
and leaders. A great treat.
--Meira Blaustein, Co-Founder / Executive Director WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
A true blockbuster for the human spirit! It has a profound global resonance, for our times..the world needs this story!
--Kerry Wright, EDUCATOR & HUMANITARIAN
Awesome! What a great idea! It could really work.
Brilliant! What an engaging film about an incredible pioneer.
-- Michael Knox (US PEACE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION)
Buoyant with hope and very awed!
Cheated! (How did I not know about this my whole life?!) Inspired! (My whole life I have thought why are we always fighting our government for what we want and really need?)
Completely relieved, I have been thinking of how to become a world citizen for years. As a person born in an island called “Borinken” before 1492 and known as “Puerto Rico” since then, is tough for me to understand how we keep an imperialist and “nation-state” system that has perpetuated slavery with the help of political parties and hedge funds. I would really like to add the world citizenship to my documents and hopefully use it as my only identification. I don’t see myself as a citizen of USA like I have been recognized legally since I was born. I just feel like a human. Like a person. I have created my “UTOEPYA” theory “Union Total Organizada Entre Personas YA!!” This movie show me that only United People of the Universe is the way.
Congrats for making the movie and keeping alive the dream of one man
because it's the true dream of every human being.
Delighted that my mom named me Gary Davis in 1949, when Garry was in the headlines.
Delighted to learn about Garry and his work.
Delighted, motivated, worldly.
Determined to continue with progressive campaigning
Each year we cull through 1,500 films submitted to our festival and balance those against another 500 recommendations from our sources around the world. As we debate the final selection of 150 features for our festival, each of our 10 programmers has at least one film that he or she will fight for. This year, “The World is My Country” was mine.
--Craig Rice, Lead Programmer, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
Ebullient, empowered and elated.
Elated by the potential to build a foundation for world peace. Educated about an untold story of a war resister in 1948 who really made an impact on the effort to create a more peaceful world.
Elated because it teaches how all of us can live in truth, freedom and
solidarity, creating the peace we all want! Garry Davis was a very
unassuming man of peace yet brilliant in his clarity of thought and decisive actions.
Elated energized grateful Wondrous
Elated. Inspired. Educated. Proud to have a world passport!
Elegant and delicious storytelling! A riveting heroic tale with resonance for our time: a troubled war veteran using his thespian skills in a nonviolent battle to save his soul, the planet, and all humanity.
--Mimi Kennedy, ACTOR "Mom", “Midnight in Paris,” “Dharma & Greg,” "Erin Brockovich"
-- Mary Burgess
Empowered, knowledge is power. Knowing one's history and understanding that you are not alone creates solidarity across borders. #knownoborders #Iamaworldcitizen
Empowered, optimistic, energized. It is what I have been dreaming of.
Empowered. !!! My intentions are just a drop in the world citizen ocean. We are one!!!
Encouraged again to act and HOPEFUL that change is possible, for a change.
Encouraged and full of hope as an 81 year old woman!
Encouraged and uplifted
Encouraged that more and more of us are taking the responsibility to create
a better world to live in!
Encouraged, interested, questioning, hopeful, skeptical, assured--too many feelings to get my mind around.
Energized activist revolutionary
Energized, enlightened, hopeful, happy.
Enlightened and inspired.
Enthusiastically Impotent, like seeing a Solution too Fundamental to be Realistic.
Enthusiastic! Art Kanegis' film will help save civilization.
Enthusiastic for a world without war.
Excited and curious about how to become a world citizen
Excited and hopeful!
Excellent! Very inspiring!
Excited and hopeful - what one person can start - and everyone can join.
Excited and inspired for change.
Exhilirated. I have passed on the website to many others, and tonight talked about it at a meditation group. I've also had a conversation with David Gallup, and will be sending in my application for a World Citizen passport. The story of Garry Davis needs to be shared. The time is right.
Exhilarated that a concrete advance has already been made toward a world I've longed for.
Exhilarated -- so glad to find a whole community of like-minded people!
Expertly researched film. Fabulous archival footage. I am deeply impressed and amazed. I will broadcast the availability of the film widely among my students and networks. Thank you for making the film available for free during this huge global health emergency. You have lifted my spirits and your work will inspire so many.
Filled with hope for the future.
I am encouraged to promote the idea of world cooperation as an imperative value to be inculcated in all people
Fabulous, uplifted, .hopeful, :-), inspired.
First planethood, then universehood
Full of hope...enough of negativity...dream and create...move forward...
Full of real hope.
Garry's story is truly interesting, inspiring, and instructive. He points
the way to our common future, if we are to have a future.
Garry's World Citizen vision is the kind of sublime audacity the world needs right now.
Garry's work was powerful and still with us, much needing our efforts to help it mature.
Get me a world passport!
Good, as well as curious.
Good to be in the company of like-minded people :-)
Good to know about such an enlightened and wonderful man and his vision.
Good to see I'm not alone.
Garry spent much of his life to make a needed difference in the world. Most wouldn't stay persistent and focused.
Grateful, amazed, hopeful, overwhelmed, encouraged.
Grateful for the film, and for Garry Davis's vision and follow-through.
Grateful. It's good to know I'm not alone.
Great desire to live in the dream come true of world citizenry.
Great happiness and hopeful
Great, happy, but serendipitous as well! I have been actively linking
with like-minded people. I recently apologized to my daughters that
my years of activism have not brought about any of the changes
I desired and I wanted to leave this world a better place than I found
Great. I identify with it.
Great! Inspired! Hopeful!
--Santon de La Vie
Great, it reminded me of my youth! I used to think like that, and now I am tired. I am glad you started that movement and I will participate.
Happier and more hopeful knowing I’m not the only one.
Happy and hopeful. This is a very uplifting film, so needed today. I have the greatest admiration for Garry Davis, and a desire to be a world citizen, too.
Happy to be introduced to a group of people who are world citizens, recognize that borders separate us at a time when we need to work together and when many of us increasingly recognize we are interconnected.
Happy to be reminded of Garry Davis' original gesture.
Happy, joyful, inspired, hopeful. I want to be a part of spreading the news of the message behind this documentary and spread encourage others to become world citizens.
Happy that I belong to the same humanity as Garry Davis, et al.
Happy there are others who feel similarly as I do.
Having long used "Humanity is my Family" as my email signature, this definitely resonated!
Hope and options!
Hopeful and encouraged!
Hopeful & inspired...
Hopeful and interested in learning more as a real possibility and
movement for world peace. Raised tri-culturally, global
citizenship has always been in my heart. It's good to know there is
this practical and official way to recognize many peoples' globally shared identity
and quest for peace.
Hopeful and uplifted
Hopeful. A very thought-provoking film.
Hopeful, energized, & sad!
Hopeful, first in a long while. Hand in hand with No More War.
Hopeful for a better world.
Hopeful for our world
Hopeful for the future.
Hopeful I have always felt like a world citizen It can
be such a beautiful world to live in.
Hopeful. I think it's time now. The world has become smaller and smaller over the last 500 years.
Hopeful, inspired, joyous! I've shared it with others who say it’s very uplifting!
Hopeful - Invigorated - A new mindset is growing and evolving in humanity. We the people - each one of us has the universal right to live in the Culture of Peace. To make this a realty above the cult of war and violence we must engage government to build infrastructure and ministries of peace - and support this through just laws, demilitarisation and funding early peace education.
Hopeful. I wish this project will get bigger.
Hopeful, teary, excited, empowered, challenged
Hopeful that more and more individuals can feel that we are all one people.
Hopeful that such a movement has started. Hope it grows and
makes a positive difference in the world.
Hopeful that there is a solution to end war.
Hopeful that this can go viral and become a huge, global grassroots organization with "teeth"
Hopeful to one day be free
hopeful. with many questions, excited to learn much more.
I am absolutely speechless! This is not only an amazing film ... the message MUST be heard!
--Polina Hryn, KUSH FINE ART
I am a world citizen and my country is the world!"
I am an activist and have not seen much change in the society, but am hopeful.
I am encouraged that there has already been so much done that I
was unaware of, that recognizes our world's one-ness in a hopeful,
courageous way. Learning how to give shape to what
we want and know to be true already just makes sense.
I am extremely impressed with Garry's story. I would like to thank all producers.
Let's try our best to make the whole world truly belong to all human beings.
I am ready to do it: be peaceful to everybody and to be the world citizen which means to look for common shared values as humans far from treating each other on any kind of boundary
I am 63 & have felt the world's people should never have war. War is always about greed & power and its always the politicians & leaders that start it. I've never felt like my thoughts & beliefs nor that of the majority of the country's ppl are acknowledged. My parents were born in 1920 & 22. Both deceased and I'm so sad they never mentioned Garry Davis to me. I feel cheated. I'm already a big supporter of Garry & becoming a citizen of the world. Today is the 1st I've ever heard about it! I'm so glad you made this movie and that I saw it! We don't need Dems & Rep. fussing like spoiled babies who each want their own way so they make a lot of money. They make too damn much money. Give them $900 a month like I get from when I could work I don't get one red cent from having raised 5 daughters & each one a solid, contributing citizen. I have to pay $200 tax for receiving back child support. What??? I'm diabetic & struggle to buy food that isn't dangerous, I can't get home health care worker cos medicaid says I must sign my house over to them if I do. I've been drawn into a war to save myself right here in America & I'll lose because my own goverment will take everything. Greed. Power. They don't care.
I felt hope for a better life.
I felt hopeful that people have a mechanism to obtain secular solidarity to present each voice and not be represented by a few voices given authority to rule.
I felt like I had found another person who felt the way I do. Life is tough enough, why fight each other when we all could get together and help out. If we used all the money wasted on war in the world, no one would be hungry, everyone would be housed, and we would have health care and free education.
I felt like -- where have I been when all this 'history' was happening?
I felt moved and inspired to ask questions and find out more.
I felt over awed by this man's bravery, compassion and understanding of the human condition. It was an honour to listen to this movie.
I felt uplifted, encouraged, re-energized.
empowered, like I could actually be FREE!!
I felt very motivated about accomplishing my own goals. I thought it was so amazing how one man was able to create an organization that actually lets people use world passports.
I forwarded the news to many friends and families
I had not heard of Gary Davis or the movement he started until viewing this film. The approach the film maker took to explaining Garry Davis' story and the importance of the social movement he started was informative and entertaining. What Garry Davis was trying to do is even more important today as the world arms race rapidly escalates. The film is a great spring board for discussions on strategies for reducing the arms race and ending the use of war to resolve conflicts.
I have already watched the movie a million times and could watch it several times a day to be inspired! Who needs antidepressants
when you can watch this movie!
I have demonstrated many times against war. At 71 yrs. I am hopefull, that the time is right for change.
I have often felt that if we all let go of nationalism and focus on being humans, creatures who share this marvelous planet, that we would be much better off. This film shows me that there are like minded people throughout our world.
I loved the movie at the Mpls St.Paul film festival
A powerful story! A story of power! Delightful to see and very inspiring!
Thank you for your work and for living your values.
I repeated, "yes, yes, yes!" in my head.
From deep within my heart I give thanks for everyone involved in this project, for bringing it into our world and teaching us about Garry's actions in this world. As Garry said years ago as he signed a World Passport, "This is the beginning of a whole new development in human rights." I feel we are on the verge of a paradigm shift in how we act as ONE!
I salute you all on this amazing film! Well done capturing and telling this man’s amazing life story and work!
We can do this!
Impressed, hopeful and curious
Informed about certain things I was not aware of.
-- Joseph Arnold
--Grant Smith (JEDI)
Inspired and empowered
Inspired and hopeful
Inspired and hopeful about world unity and the elimination of war
Inspired and hopeful that Peace might be possible.
inspired and hopeful! I knew nothing of this man's journey, but I have
felt the need to end separation on a global level for a very long time.
Inspired and less isolated
Inspired and motivated. A timely and universal Call to Action!
Inspired and optimistic
Inspired and peaceful
Inspired and re-energized
Inspired. And sad to find Garry and then find out he had passed.
What an extraordinary man.
Inspired and thankful for Garry Davis and those who help get out his message.
Inspired and upbeat
Inspired and wishing to do
something for our planet and world peace
Inspired-brought back many pleasant memories.
Inspired by all the love and work that has gone into the
making of this film, BRAVO!
Inspired by hope
--S. Joan Bettger
Inspired by Garry Davis! National sovereignty and borders are just a way to violently enforce inequality! No more borders!
Inspired by the possibilities.
Inspired by the truth of Unity Consciousness (Christine Glenn)
Inspired, hopeful, energized
Inspired, hopeful, motivated, awed, happy, grateful, jubilant, excited!
Inspired! humbled. moved.
Inspired, I can choose our world as my home
Inspired - I'm going to get a world passport!
Inspired. Moved to tears.
Inspired, my own thoughts of World Citizenship have already been realized
by other people around the world.
Inspired, regretful that I hadn't heard about World citizenship existing
as an organization and Garry Davis before.
Inspired that one "ordinary" person can do so much.
Inspired to continue rising above the blinkered vision of nationalism
Inspired to make my human citizenship a world citizenship.
Inspired to seek world passport
Inspired to work for peace and love
Interested, inspired, moved to become a World Citizen
Invigorated and Hopeful!
--Shelle Dohn Meier
I plan to apply for and travel on the World Passport as a legal means of non-participation in the obsolete nation-state system and to exercise my human rights in solidarity with every stateless individual on Earth. Thank you Garry Davis and World Service Authority.
It felt wonderful to watch. I consider myself a world citizen. This really
spoke to me.
It gives me hope and encouragement to continue my fight against the
lawless corporate Nation States we are forced to live in today!
It gives me hope for the world, and celebrates stepping bravely into a borderless world.
I think it was great how you kept such a heavy subject light
by presenting Garry as the 'song and dance' man he was true to till the end. I think using animation and having Martin Sheen introduce the production kept it entertaining, non-stodgy and honest.
It's an amazing and inspiring film! Arthur Kanegis has captured the life story of Garry Davis and unearthed some rare archival footage which authenticates this unbelievable story. Garry is gone now but his work carries on and still has the potential to change the world!
It's inspirational. Everyone should see this film.
It's unique and quite special! I say that as a tough critic – I watch hundreds of submitted films each season, and this documentary is outstanding. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. As each new situation unfolded I found myself saying, "wow!" I found the story inspiring & entertaining, the direction & production values are very good & it has very fine editing. At the end of the film I just had to rush online to order my own world passport. This film can inspire us all to join together to build a better world.
--Elizabeth English, founder MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
I've been looking for this a long time I called myself "citizen of earth"
I want to become a World Citizen and get a World Passport.
I want to be part of the movement.
I want to become a citizen of the world
I want to do more then the regular human, but have no clue where to start.
--Sandro Eddy Otf Wekker
I want to get a World Citizen Passport and work for peace
I was deeply moved by Garry Davis' story, and how he walked his talk. His words and actions were inspiring, and I now have a list of things I want to look into. Thank you.
It was good to see Garry in a film. I talked to him on the phone once, and was impressed so I became a world citizen.
It was inspiring that there is such an abundance of activism.
It was interesting to get all of Garry Davis's life story. I'd heard of him
and his World Citizen idea for many years, and had my own idea even
before that one should think of oneself as a member of the world,
not just a small regional part of it. Hearing the story from him
personally was impressive and really a historical treasure.
It was touching to learn about the dedication, hardships and progress of Gary and his idea.
I was ready to join the world Citizens movement and I loved being the finale and welcoming Garry and you both to my home. (Barbara Muller)
I was surprised. I knew it had happened, I learned about this in Political Science but I had forgotten. It's an important part of World History that needs more attention.
I wish I had known about Garry's story earlier--what a beautiful human being he was!
I wish I had known about the World Service Authority years ago!
Joyous and Hopeful
Just watched the whole film--loved it! It's such a testament to the unity of life, the reality of One Human Family, and the difference that one passionate, committed person can make!
Like a citizen of the world! Citizens of the world Awake and Unite! We are peaceful and humane, each one a leader, each one a country in our world.
Like I belonged
Like I found an essential part. I have called myself a citizen of the third planet for many years ignorant of citizen 1
Like I was less alone
Like I want to join.
Like I wish I had followed my passion to teach Karma farming and now envision a fully solar powered glass blowing studio.
Also, I love docs. There's one where a Pacific Islander renovates a movie theater and excites the community for movie night. I imagine myself also doing this while traveling the USA, inflating a large screen and viewing movies like this one on summer grass in town squares.
More hopeful, and wondering again why my classes in history were incomplete!
Moved, inspired by Garry's vision, hopeful, encouraged, motivated to more action.
Moved, optimistic, wanting to be a similar spiritually-based agent of social change.
Mr Garry Davis is an amazing person, watching him telling his own story was moving. He is a reference since he was and he is still ahead of all of us humanly and socially speaking, he shows us the way for living peacefully together, We the «earthlings».
Much better to see people without borders, separation causes animosity
and this film gave me hope and a positive path.
My wish is that every young person will be able to watch this, preferably in a group, and then be able to dialogue about what this means to their individual and collective future.
Natural Joy. Relaxed. Heart full. Grateful.
New thoughts about humanity and its possible power.
Nostalgic (former World Federalist; joined in 1966)
Optimistic about Unity consciousness
Overwhelmed and joyous!
Peace and love
My brain!!! It's changed!
Positive, Hopeful, --with desire to keep working to achieve Garry's,
also my goal: to be a true world citizen
Positive, like if we stick together change can happen.
Radically inspiring. Pure Magic. Best Documentary hands down!
--Alan Clements “The Voice of Hope”
Ready to get my world citizen passport.
Ready to take action
Rejuvenated (I am in my 90th year)
Sad that we are not already living together as one on our small planet.
Sense of wonder. How its been kept from the media and our day to day knowledge?
Stirred and confounded: with 72 years of my own modest activism behind me, I've been exposed to a plethora of astute ideas and involved in
organizations focused on local and world community, as well
as on saving our planet and ourselves from ourselves, as it were.
The inescapable despair of currently living in a 'worst of times' epoch
and my concerns about the survival and fate of my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren (a rainbow crew who hail from six different countries and cultures, thus a mini-embodiment of Garry's vision) color every scrap of world news I'm exposed to these days. I hope this film re-boots Garry's legacy (which also harks back to World Federalism in my mind), accelerates his program and helps lead us away from the insane path we're following at present.
Tapped into my natural tenderness; hopeful and energized
TEARS OF GRATITUDE; HEART FILLED WITH RENEWED HOPE
Tears of joy and hope
The World is My Country expertly tells the story of the inspired
and inspiring Garry Davis. The film is thoroughly absorbing - both thoughtful and entertaining in its approach. Thank you, Arthur, for your unflagging determination to bring this important slice of
history to the public’s attention.
--Susan Smoluchowski, Executive Director, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
That I agree with the idea/ideal! It makes more sense than the way it has been! This may really be a path forward with equity, our humanity and hope for our global health and wellbeing. Thank you! I declare myself a World Citizen!
That I am a citizen of the world and support this!
That I should continue to work for human rights and that there are others
who believe in this as well
That the light of peace is shining
The film is a testament to deepest truth of our true connections to each
other as citizen of one planet.
The film made me Happy and sad but also inspired
to bring the planet whole
The producer Arthur Kanegis obviously has both a personal and an emotional connection to the movie making this a fine demonstration of translating the creative vision to the people in this inspiring movie.
The same shame of the U.S. that I felt as a Field Medical
Technician during my second tour in Vietnam.
The sooner we realize that borders create conflict and that people
don't want to be restricted from free movement, the sooner we will achieve world peace. Why can't countries behave like states in the US?
This film gives evidence of people
living with human rights without walls between countries dividing and
conquering in wars to establish power and not care and love.
This is a great documentary which should be shown as widely as possible, especially to young people. It shows what the vision, courage and determination of one individual can accomplish, against all the odds. Dreams can come true! The rich historic footage greatly adds to the appeal of this wonderful film.
This is a piece of history that should be in every history book. It is a movement that should that should be beyond all movements. It addresses the painful separation that plagues us all on the personal to the global level. It celebrates the solution of one people, one one heart, one world. Who wouldn't feel joyful?
This was a beautiful and inspiring story of a wonderful man. I'm amazed that I hadn't heard about him before! What one person can do when they have depth of integrity and a free and loving heart is so beautiful and gives hope forour transition into a more Golden time. What an amazing Seeker of the Truth. i am Very grateful for his and your offering of Love.
United we can all put a stop to wars, so that our children\grandchildren can enjoy living in a Peaceful world.
Uplifted and challenged to join.
Uplifted and inspired by a movement that began before I was born and was NEVER mentioned in any of my studies or textbooks in school as a young child and/or university studies in the United States. For example, the information about the wording and the rights defined in the Ninth Amendment was enlightening to learn about. I never knew this before!
Uplifted and upbeat, before learning of World Citizen, I've identified myself as a Global Citizen.
Uplifted, hopeful for a more humane, caring, enlightened world-wide future, a realistic dream if those believing in the real possibility of that actually happening take action!...it has been shown, since Bible times and throughout history, that one person may make the difference!...Garry Davis was motivated by following his conscience, look what happened!..he had the nerve, "chutzpah" to stand up to the so-called powerful forces of authority...
Uplifted, joyous, hopeful and inspired to get another passport, the next level. Admiring Davis for his courage and dedication
Uplifted, like I found my way home!
Uplifted! We can unite worldwide, and take our power back. We don't need politicians to decide our fate, the health of our environment or planet. We can outlaw wars! We as world citizens can live a life more in tune with humanity, our environment. Less division more unity, after all we're one race, human.
--Sara lea Duggan
Very eye-opening. Loved the comprehensive historical context, very grounding. Loved the clarity with which the true nature and intent of Garry Davis is conveyed. An amazing human being that I had never heard of.
This is an inspiring movie and idea that I want to share.
Very good. Before I ever knew about Garry or the organization, I always felt that I was a world citizen.
Very happy, I believe the passport (pass-a-port) is a tool to travel. We need to dismantle the citizenship and nationality as linked terms
Very hopeful that we can do something to
Very inspired. I am validated.
Very motivated to be a part of this important mission.
Very positive and connected to all others in the world.
Very thankful and more hopeful that world peace could be possible.
Very touched. Garry Davis devoted his life to the cause of peace. I think that as long as we think of ourselves as members of a particular national entity, true, positive peace will be unattainable. We must learn to cooperate for the good of all people on the planet, rather than competing for resources and power. Otherwise humanity's fate may be grim.
Want to become a world citizen
We are all children of this planet, and need to love & respect each other & 1 on 1 & community to community
We are people all over this planet who are breathing the same air drink the same water who just want to live in peace why can’t we treat others how we want to be treated and respected?
Well I know I have ingested something meaningful because I was tearful.
What a great motivational tool to empower people of all ages. Gary was riveting. He is more impactful than people half his age.
What a history lesson. How have I not known of Garry Davis and World Citizen. It gave me pause to think about why we have no law against war. I am seventy seven and one month away from being seventy eight. I am so sad about war.
What a relief, I am not maladjusted! I am a 73 year old female, and my parents raised us 3 siblings to think and behave as citizens of the world. A crazy notion at the time. This movie blew my mind because it is pure unadulterated logic. I hereby, at this very moment in time, declare that I am a Citizen of the World. I need to vest myself and assimilate this moment with care and truth first and foremost, before I do any anything. Thank you.
What an excellent film about a very courageous and inspiring person, not afraid of taking risks, while having a vision of a world government built upon the foundations of human rights.
Why don't more people advocate against war? Everyone should take the time to see this film.
Wonderful emotions crossing my mind. Best feelings of the brotherhood of the human being. With a lot of wishes to share it everyone and everywhere.
World Peace is possible.
WOW! I am so very impressed. The movie is a wonderful creative compilation of Garry's historical journey intersected with recent happenings with people like DiCaprio and several people with whom I have interacted like Barbara Marx Hubbard in the past, combined with cartoons, and music by Scott Stephens. The message is profound while at the same time entertaining. I was spell-bound watching it.
And I was very impressed by how sharp Garry remained right up to the end. I am sorry I lost contact with him from when I knew him in the mid-80s. Alas, I was in some respects acting as a world citizen through my work in many countries.
BRAVO TO YOU, ARTHUR AND MELANIE!
Your film has great importance. It could be one of the catalysts in the movement to unify the world!