Director’s View

The idea of making a documentary about Jim Haynes, who, according to The Guardian is the ‘founder of the social network’, was developed at one of Jim’s regular Sunday gatherings. His house(s) have become synonymous with the birth of many projects, a home for the formation of artistic and cultural projects. Without showing any prejudgment, Jim has never frayed from keeping his front door wide open to thousands that have come from every corner of the world. Not locking the door of his house is one of the most visible signs of how open and trusting he can be.

Meeting Jim was incidentally conceived under Jim’s roof and produced by a number of international filmmakers. According to Jim, “if people could meet each other more easily, the world would become a better place”. Due to the increasing number of violent images we are constantly exposed to worldwide today, we nd ourselves drifting further away from positive attitudes and feelings of hope. Spending time with Jim has shown me that despite the dark course of events in the world, an optimistic approach is still within reach. While Jim can love others and life itself with almost childlike naivety, through this lm, I hope to be able to offer people a more hopeful way of seeing things by using Jim’s life as an example.

 

Ece Ger

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