Our Earth: A mini-Film Festi E-mail


Friday Nite...

ESA buttonHosted by Rainforest information Centre founder John Seed, Living Essence Village launches into this year's Subsonic with a mini Eco film festival to help you cool your heels after a long drive, and get settled into the natural surrounds of Barrington Tops. The Rainforest Information Centre is non-profit, volunteer organisation dedicated to the protection of the Earth's remaining rainforests and the indigenous people who depend on them.
This 3 hour drop in event gives you a chance to rest your feet and learn about your beautiful world in relaxed surrounds whilst you plan your Subsonic adventure... 5 films interspersed with discussion with John Seed. Our prayer for the Earth...



On The Brink




A tale of Endangered Species Project, On the Brink features David Attenborough, David Suzuki, David Bellamy, Jack Thompson, Olivia Newton John, Koala, Quoll, Owl and Glider. Beautiful. 30 minutes





Reweaving Shiva's Robes

Arunachala is a sacred mountain  in southern India. . Over the last 20 years, it has also been the site of much tree-planting by the Rainforest Information Centre. 12 minutes


Earth First




A history of the Australian environmental activist movement in the 1970s & early '80s, focusing on the Terania Ck, Franklin River & Daintree rainforest eco-blockades. Lets keep up the momentum! Narrated by Jack Thompson. 60 minutes




Earth Spirit Action

Vandana Shiva, Starhawk, Matthew Fox, Ruth Rosenhek and John Seed speak about Deep Ecology, Living Democracy and Revolution in Consciousness in a fast moving discussion of the type of change that needs to take place for a Sustainable Future. Be a part of it... 16 minutes


Chopping Down Trees To Save The Forest

A small group of volunteers stops industrial logging Papua New Guinea by providing  land-holders with  a sustainable forestry management plan and low impact portable sawmills. A great direct actino case study of how a small group of dedicated people can make a difference... Are you one of them? 12 minutes

Special thanks to John Seed, the Rainforest Information Centre for all their fine work on behalf us, out children, and our children's children...


Saturday Nite... 

Aya Awakenings AYA: Awakenings  is a narrative documentary into the world and visions of ayahuasca shamanism, adapted from the cult book 'Aya: a Shamanic Odyssey' by Rak Razam. By blending narration directly from the book with video footage, interviews with practicing curanderos, samples of traditional icaros or magic songs, photographs and cutting edge special effects, Aya: Awakenings reproduces the inner landscape of the visionary state in unprecedented detail, invoking a spiritual awakening in the viewer.

Featuring the artwork of Pablo Amaringo, Andy Debrenardi and more; video editing by Verb Studios, soundscapes by DJ Buttons Touching and music by Tipper; Darpan, Lula Cruz, Sphongle and curanderos Guillermo Aravelo, Percy Garcia Lozano, Ron Wheelock and Kevin Furnas, this documentary charts the Global Shamanic Resurgence born in the jungles of Peru and reaching out to embrace the world.



“Definitely the best thing … on ayahuasca tourism and the re-emergence of shamanic consciousness on a global scale.” 
- Dr. Dennis McKenna, Ph.D

“A memorable--and deeply personal journey into the hearts and minds of those who carry on the shamanic traditions of ayahuas ca.”  
- Rick Doblin, Ph.D (MAPS)

“As Razam so aptly demonstrates, a new kind of traveler is emerg ing - one that embarks into the mysterious and uncharted domain within...” 
- Yossi Ginsberg, Lost in the Jungle



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