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THE STORY

 

The climate crisis is changing everything, and humanity finds itself at a crossroads.

 

Unprecedented wildfires, floods and droughts rage across the planet; millions rise for radical climate action; and still, governments continue to prioritize short-term profits over everyone’s future.

Will our species continue our current trajectory towards extinction or will we enter into a synergistic cooperation with Earth? 

This documentary will invite us to make sense of the climate crisis as a moment of possibility for regeneration and systemic change. We go on a journey to discover how a renewed relationship to water and each other can enable us to regenerate damaged ecosystems and and heal trauma, in the face of a radically changing world. We explore how healing love and restoring the broken relations between one another and healing our broken relation with the Earth are mutually interdependent.

 

Featuring stories of Indigenous elders and community leaders, regenerative design experts

and activists, we learn about:

  • The perspectives of youth in these times struggling with the climate crisis

  • Traditional ecological knowledge and indigenous wisdom

  • Power-over vs power-with 

  • The historical (and continuous) arc of colonialism and genocide as a cause of global crises, and perspectives on collective trauma

  • Restoring complete water cycles

  • Water protection movements & global solidarity

  • How community building is a response to crises and a necessity for systemic change and for the healing of love with each other and the planet

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The climate crisis could be an opportunity for a collective initiation into a more mature relation with Earth and all fellow beings.

By confronting the status quo of apathy, building societies of solidarity and care, and restoring healthy water, we can create the world our hearts are longing for.

 

FEATURED WATER PROTECTORS
among others...

Ladonna
Brave bull Allard

in memoriam

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Lakota Historian & co-initiator of the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock.

Turtle Island (USA).

Tokata Ironeyes

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Standing Rock youth activist & co-initiator of the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock.

Turtle Island (USA). 

Rabea herzog

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Apprentice in water retention landscape implementation and eco-system restoration. Tamera, Portugal.

Charles Eisenstein

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Author and Philosopher,

Turtle Island (USA).

Rajendra Singh

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"Waterman of India". Rajasthan, India.

Ati Quigua

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Water & Nature Rights Activist, Spokeswoman for the Indigenous Arhuaco people. Colombia.

Alnoor Ladha

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Writer and former executive director of The Rules. Canada.

Bernd Müller

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Specialist of water retention landscape implementation and ecosystem restoration. Portugal.

Sabine Lichtenfels

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Co-founder of Tamera Peace Research & Education Center, Portugal

Pat McCabe

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Diné (Navajo) artist, writer, ceremonial leader, and international speaker.

Turtle Island (USA).

Philip Munyasia

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Permaculture teacher, food sovereignty and community activist, Founder of OTEPIC, a permaculture and community center in Kitale, Kenya.

Dieter Duhm

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Co-founder of Tamera Peace Research & Education Center, Portugal

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Illustration & Animation

Art has the power to reach our hearts beyond opinion – it can reach a place within us, where we share true compassion, care and love for our planet.

Throughout this documentary we use animated illustrations to show the beauty of the intact water cycle, its widespread degradation, and ultimately, the possibility of regeneration.

We have also produced a 12 minute stand-alone animation that is accessible content for children & youth that will be released during our distribution phase.

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Original Animation & Illustration

Charly Tamalou, France.

Soundtrack Producer

Tamara Montenegro

NAOBA music, Nicaragua.

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Musician, Soundtrack Composer

and Co-producer

Teresa Gabriel (Ayahuma)

Portugal