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'The Future Starts Here' Season Two, Episode Two: 'Punk Rock Diplomacy', Watch It Now!

06/11/2014 14:05 GMT | Updated 06/11/2014 14:59 GMT

How do we prevent WW3? Well if you're the US State Department than the first thing you do is make sure we're all sharing cat videos.

OK, so it's a little more complex than that. But it's not a million miles from the way the American Film Showcase, a project set up by the US government, thinks about online video. Yes, they really believe viral video can save the world.

And in episode two of her groundbreaking web show The Future Starts Here', filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain finds out how.

From indie filmmakers in South Africa to students in Israel, the video explores her journey around the world as she fights to increase communication between cultures through the use of filmmaking.

Check out episode two, above. Check every week for new episodes until December.