The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)
Filmed in Northern Canada in the Inuit language, this film is based on a myth that has been passed down through the generations. This an epic story, and all of the actors are Inuit. The cinematography is magnificent, and brings the frozen North to life as never before seen on the screen. It won the Camera d-Or for best feature at Cannes International film Festival. It's a cinematographic work of art and an impressive film.
Amazonia: Healing With Sacred Plants
Alberto Villoldo, psychologist, anthropologist and bestselling author, has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon for over 25 years. In this beautifully filmed documentary he reveals secrets of the jungle's sacred plants and the healers who administer them, deep in the Amazon rainforest. He explains the process and theory of the powerful brew made by the shamans known as "Ayahuasca."
"I want to tell you a story as it was told to me." This is the thesis of this wonderful three hour film. A grandfather tells his grandson (who has forgotten how to be an Indian) the Native American legends. The grandfather is a dreamkeeper who orally keeps the legends, culture and history of his people alive through stories passed down. Shane is a modern day 17 year old on the Res (the actual Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota) who embraces the gansta lifestyle.
A wonderful, surprising movie that everyone needs to see. A good movie for the whole family. If you are an animal and earth lover, you will really enjoy this film. A very warm and inspiring that shows how one person with a lot of determination can make a difference protect this beautiful and special sub-population of bears! It is a true story, based upon the actual events surrounding Simon Jackson.
The Shaman & Ayahuasca: Journeys to Sacred Realms
The Shaman & Ayahuasca is an extraordinary journey into a little known and largely hidden realm. Through Michael Wiese's personal exploration, we are transported into a world where the mystical and the day-to-day merge and miracles are commonplace. If only for the educational and entertainment value as travelogue this film would be worth seeing but this film is so much more as it explores the physical, psychological and spiritual healing properties of ayahuasca. I highly recommend this film to all seekers who long to know more about themselves and the fascinating world of this sacred plant.