Fate of the Lhapa

2010-07-01 08:04:59

By Sarah Sifers

Fate of the Lhapa by Sarah SifersFate of the Lhapa is a feature-length documentary about the last three Tibetan shamans (lhapas) living in a Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal. With no other descendants to carry on their healing practices and a younger generation attending schools, acculturating, and modernizing, these “sucking doctors” are practicing an endangered tradition. Each lhapa requested that their story be filmed. Their fear was that the next heir might not appear until after their own deaths. Subsequently, with no lhapa alive to mentor the children, the documentary would be used to transmit the knowledge to the next generation.

Ten Canoes

2010-05-29 12:57:53

By Rolf de Heer

Ten Canoes by Rolf de Heer"Ten Canoes" unusual story-within-a-story structure allows a glimpse of one Indigenous Australian culture while it offers a timeless fable with enough drama to satisfy both Western and Yolngu tastes. The film was conceived as a project for and about the native people of Arnhem Land in Northern Australia, from whence his friend actor David Gulpilil, who narrates the film, hails. The film's style and narrative structure were inspired by the photographs of anthropologist Dr. Donald Thomson, who took over 4,000 pictures of the Yolngu people in the 1930s while their ancient traditions were still widely practiced, including an iconic photo of ten canoeists on a goose egg hunt.

Stairways to Heaven : The Practical Magic of Sacred Space

2010-05-02 11:05:01

By Freddy Silva

Stairways to Heaven : The Practical Magic of Sacred Space by Freddy SilvaThis exhilarating documentary leads you through the spiritual technology of the ancients, and how its application in sacred spaces, temples and Gothic cathedrals has influence humanity's states of awareness for millennia.
With breathtaking sites filmed across the British Isles and Lusitania, you will be led on a 8000-year journey into practical magic whose principles are alive - a legacy for our times.
You will discover how, with the appearance of crop circles, this ancient knowledge is not only coming to light , but new information is being imprinted in all living things on Earth. Particularly the human body.

This Sacred Earth: The 2012 Phenomenon

2010-04-05 08:15:26

By Billie Dean and Andrew Einspruch

This Sacred Earth: The 2012 Phenomenon by Billie Dean and Andrew EinspruchThis Sacred Earth: The 2012 Phenomenon is a documentary that uses the 2012 prophecies as a way to ask how we can fall back in love with Mother Earth to save both ourselves and the planet.

Don Humberto, Inka Q'ero who hold the indigenous prophecies of 2012 Filmmakers Billie Dean and Andrew Einspruch imbue this film with their trademark lightness of spirit, love of beauty and reverence for the natural world. From their belief that a disconnection from nature is at the root cause of our planetary crisis, the film asks wisdom keepers around the globe what each one of us can do to ensure the 2012 indigenous prophecy of a millennium of peace becomes a reality.

For the Next Seven Generations: The Grandmothers Speak

2010-03-01 11:48:13

By Carole Hart

For the Next Seven Generations: The Grandmothers Speak by Carole HartFor the Next 7 Generations documents the momentous journey of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, as they travel around the globe to promote world peace and share their indigenous ways of healing. Originating from all four corners, these 13 wise women elders, shamans and medicine women, first came together in 2004 at a historic gathering in Upstate New York. Motivated by their concern for our planet, they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. The film begins at their first gathering follows them to the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, throughout North America, and to Dharamsala, India, for a private meeting with the Dalai Lama. Facing a world in crisis, the Grandmothers share with us their visions of healing and a call for change now, before it’s too late. Through their teachings, they are lighting a way to a peaceful, sustainable planet.