Defending Mother Earth| 31mins
Director: Maya Bazzini | Producer:
Focus Years: | Country: United Kingdom
For a long time now, in different instances and places, indigenous peoples from north, central and South America have organized and met in gatherings and talks. It has been during these meetings that the memory of our ancestors is recovered. Among them is an ancestral prophecy, which says: â€œWhen the condor of the south meets the eagle of the north, children of the earth will be born. When the tears of these two birds merge, the children of the light will be born.â€ It is in this context that a group of indigenous elders arrived in Europe last October 2010. The group represented a variety of indigenous communities: the Maya, Kuna, the Mapuche, and Aymara, and the eldest of them was 115 years old. They came to reaffirm the message that has been said by so many before them, that it is time to re-connect with Mother Earth in order to overcome a global environmental disaster. To construct a new humanity based on respect to all creation and to reconnect with our spirituality and origins we need to open our hearts as well as our minds. This short documents the visit of the elders to different cities in Spain and England, through encounters, talks, workshops and ceremonies they share with the western world their message.