Archive | June, 2015

Art Cisneros | Message from an Earthman with a good heart

I AM SO GRATEFUL to be asked for my two cents, my opinion, my perspective, my truth. When given the opportunity to speak about “anything you want to say” I spent two weeks in contemplation, refection and prayer. I wondered what is most important for me to say. What came is: What is most important for you to hear? I have been taught to be as clear and concise about […]

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Movies You Might’ve Missed | Preserving the wild humans–postscript

Children of the Amazon is a multiple award-winning documentary by Brazilian filmmaker Denise Zmekhol, who, in 2010, traveled a modern highway deep into the Amazon in search of the indigenous Surui and Negarote children she had photographed fifteen years before. Her journey tells the story of what happened to life in the largest forest on Earth when a road was built straight through its heart. For countless generations, the Surui and […]

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Gary Ives | Little Termite

The gringos saw Bobby as retarded, a halfwit. But in Amazonia along the Upper Takchinga River, among the Ranawera, he was treated as special because he was different. The Ranawera know that at birth the spirits infuse certain babies with extraordinary vision and that they grow up in two worlds, this one and the spirit world. Bobby’s grandfather and grandmother, the Rev. and Mrs. Henry March, she a registered nurse, […]

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