1 Giant Leap

Last updated by Darren on 03 July 2009

1 Giant Leap is DVD project of world music, world travel and provoking thoughts.  More of an alternative documentary that a movie or film.  1 Giant Leap contains 11 short films containing lots of stimulating images, sounds, words, rhythms and music.  Most will find 1 Giant Leap a source of many threads for thought and contemplation.

Locations and subject

Over 25 locations from 20 countries are represented in 1 Giant Leap.  Many musicians, story-tellers, filmmakers, authors, artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs contribute their ‘thing’ from their culture.  A massive range of human diversity is represented by those contributing.  Many well known people feature, including Dennis Hopper, Tom Robbins, Kurt Vonnegut, Ram Dass, Anita Roddick, Brian Eno, Robbie Williams, Michael Stipe,, Arrested Development, Neneh Cherry, Baaba Maal, Stewart Copeland and others.

The makers

The UK filmmakers Jamie Catto (from the UK band Faithless) and Duncan Bridgeman take a leap of faith in creating this unique visual and audio piece.


  • Themes
  • Inspiration
  • Money
  • Faith
  • Sex
  • Death
  • Confrontation
  • Time
  • Blasphemy
  • Unity
  • Masks
  • Happy


  • Senegal
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Uganda
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • America
  • Europe

i am trying to find out the name of the artist who performs the song 'Overtaking' that is sung during the credits on the first 1 Giant Leap dvd. i believe the artist had died before the dvd was released.

The film you were trying to remember is called Latcho Drom, by Tony Gatlif, following the route (and the music) of the Roma from Rajastan to Spain.


Hi! I watch long time ago a documentary about gypsy around Europa. is no-verbal, amazing photography, and fantastic music. i would like to watch again, but i cant remember the name... somebody can help me? i remember the documental was going around the diferent countries, from the origen, and finish in Spain

thanks a lot! :))

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