Dancing With The Cannibal Giane| 44mins
Director: Anne Macksoud | Producer: Chris Wood, Anne macksoud
Focus Years: 2020 | Country: United States
Dancing With the Cannibal Giant: New Stories for the Great Transition is a documentary film portraying five remarkable stories of people and places transforming the world. Narrated by Penobscot elder, Sherri Mitchell (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset), we are introduced to the Penobscot mythology of the cannibal giant: a creature awakened by the destruction of mother earth. The film is told through the lens of this powerful prophecy: only if people can awaken to their own destruction, and the need for change, will the cannibal giant be put back to sleep.
What I believe is that we are in the long dark birth canal, and all the pressure that we are feeling is the evidence of that birth taking place. And so, when we understand that, we have a choice - to stay in the darkness and feel squeezed by all of the unknowns, or to step in to the light, and help birth this new way of being in the world, to be midwives to it.