Renee Webb produces film exploring nature of genius
Former politician Renee Webb is the executive producer on a “groundbreaking” documentary exploring the realm of genius.
Ms Webb, who was a Progressive Labour Party MP and cabinet minister, worked with her friend Paulina Amador, a Mexican director, on Evolution: The Genius Equation which launched on Amazon last Friday.
The film includes interviews on artificial intelligence, neurology, quantum physics, art and literature from experts including Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist and futurist, Norman Doidge, a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and author, and Poppy Crum, a neuroscientist and technologist.
Ms Webb said: “The film inspires us to think for ourselves and to explore our unlimited potential.“
Special attention is paid to female prodigies like Mileva Maric, the physicist and mathematician eclipsed in the public eye by her husband, Albert Einstein.
The documentary film questions how automation in technology is affecting our ability to think for ourselves while experts suggest that we have been so bombarded by external stimuli that we have overlooked our own innate genius.
It is due to come out on Amazon Prime and iTunes at the end of this month.
Ms Webb was inspired to make the film after participating in seminars on quantum physics in Washington State, France, Italy and the UK.
The seminars were run by Joe Dispenza, who has a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University in Atlanta and whose postgraduate education has focused on neuroscience and chemistry, cellular biology, memory formation, ageing and longevity.
Ms Webb, who describes the film as “a visual masterpiece”, said: “The documentary is groundbreaking as it raises the question whether we are all a genius and whether there is a place in our brain to access it.
“It gives a scientific potential and explanation that this is possible. It looks at AI, quantum physics, history, the internet, art, music, and religion to examine how genius is viewed.”
She added: “My friend Pauline Amador is creator, director and producer. We wanted to do a film looking at genius from a women’s perspective but have included men as well.”
Ms Amador wrote on her website WeGeniusMinds.com: “One has to ask, does everyone have access to genius? What is the secret? ’Evolution’ will leave you with questions you didn't know you had.”
A narrator in the film’s trailer describes it as: “An extraordinary journey into the mysteries of the world.”
She adds: “What can we learn from the legendary men and women who have shaped our collective evolution for centuries?”
As executive producer, Ms Webb provided creative feedback, offered financial advice and handled promotion.
Physical screenings have been limited by the global coronavirus pandemic.
She explained: “We wanted to do film festivals this year and we looked at the Bermuda International Film Festival. Because of Covid, it is not working out - we are limited in terms of space in the movie theatres here.”
The film covers everything from science to technology to artificial intelligence to astrophysics and spiritual awakening to creative inspiration.
Ms Webb, who lives in Bermuda, was a cabinet minister for the PLP from 1998 to 2005 overlooking five portfolios including tourism and telecommunications.
She stepped down as Government’s Brussels representative last month.