Screening of documentary:
Down to Earth
The Labia Cinema, Orange Street, Gardens
Hosted by Mycelium Media Colab
31 March, 7, 14 & 21 April 2019 | 18:15
Tickets: Click here
A British couple with three young children spent five years journeying across six continents, living with indigenous tribes and “earth keepers” on a quest to learn their ways and gain new perspective.
“When one realizes that one is not satisfied, one must become a Seeker. Not for someone else’s truth, but your own,” explains a Native American Elder interviewed for the film.
“To live better, we must reconnect with the source,” an indigenous tribesman explains calmly, while paddling his canoe.
Urban consumer lifestyles, overpopulation and economics are causes for a general loss of connection with the earth among many city dwellers around the world. This disconnection is a cause for many of the imbalances and diseases that we see today in our environment, bodies, minds and spirits. The tragedy is that all around the world the tribal peoples, who hold the deepest wisdom about the ways of nature are most threatened, due to their environments being destroyed or displaced.
Down to Earth won the Jury Award for Best Film at the 2015 Illuminate Film Festival. The screening is followed by a facilitated dialogue. In the words of the producers: “Down to Earth is not just the launch of a film. It’s’ the launch of a thought, a vision for the future.
Mycelium Media Colab are hosting the screening, along with the Down to Earth team. The screening is followed by a facilitated dialogue with team members from Mycelium Media Colab, who will help people find practical steps to implement their awareness of their personal responsibility as ‘earth keepers’. Mycelium Media Colab is an emerging collaborative enterprise that uses storytelling to help motivate individuals to co-create a more regenerative and healthy world.
Below we share some videos on the San, the ancient indigenous culture and ‘Earth Keepers’ of Southern Africa
Close To Our Ancestors
Indigenous Peoples Map an African Wilderness, featuring the Babongo (Pygmy) and Mitshogo peoples of Gabon’s Waka National Park and their traditional environmental knowledge. Produced for the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC), and CTA.
Fresh From the Ground
Documentary report on traditional plant knowledge systems and biodiversity issues in southern Africa, for the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC and the Global Diversity Foundation (GDF).