LONDON (Reuters) – Indigenous elders from Alaska to Australia have come together to deliver some tough love in a new film for Earth Day: the human race will only survive if we start putting our minds at the service of our hearts.
FILE PHOTO: Mona Ann Polacca, a Hopi-Havasupai-Tewa elder and founding member of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, takes part in a ceremony at a gathering of indigenous elders on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i, U.S., November 4, 2017. Ian Merculieff/Handout via REUTERS
Produced by Academy and Emmy award-winner Jeffrey D. Brown, Wisdom Weavers of the World was shot in Hawaii where Ilarion “Kuuyux” Merculieff, an Alaskan Unangan leader, gathered a dozen other elders to hold councils and ceremonies in November 2017.
“Mother Earth is crying for her human children,” Merculieff says in the documentary, shot against a backdrop of volcanic slopes and surf on the island of Kaua’i.
“She has lived for billions of years….
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