Another chance to see audience favorite from the 2013 Festival, Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth, at the 2014 United Associations Film Festival (UNAFF) - with filmmaker Eric Black in person!
A panel discussion "The Destructions of Cultures and The Environments" will follow the screening, moderated by Jasmina Bojic, UNAFF executive director.
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Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth
Frauke Sandig and Eric Black, Germany/Guatemala/USA, 2011, 98 mins
The ancient Maya believed our present world would end and a new cycle would arise after 5125 years. What lay behind the myth of the Mayan calendar? It did not envision that the sky would fall or the oceans collapse. The film follows six young Maya in Guatemala and Chiapas through their daily and ceremonial lives. They provide an indigenous perspective in their own words. Their vision of a world in which all life is sacred and interconnected presents a compelling alternative to the prevailing worldview. As corporations attempt to extract all value from Earth’s natural resources, these Maya reveal their determination to resist the destruction of their culture and environment, believing they are the guardians of the Earth. Where the West has focused on the end of the world, they understand their calendar as the closing of a circle, as a way to a new beginning, as a last call to save the Earth.
Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth has screened in over 100 international film festivals and won numerous awards, including 1st Prize in North America’s largest environmental festival, Toronto’s Planet in Focus; the Audience Award at Darss, Germany’s premiere Nature Film Festival; and was selected to be the closing film for Mexico’s most prominent environmental film festival. In Canada, it was awarded first prize in every Indigenous film festival where it has yet played including all three top prizes in Montréal's Terres en Vues.
Here in San Francisco, it premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival, played the SF Latino Film Festival, the DeYoung Museum and closed the SF Green Festival.
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