Support the movie project: Deep Listening
The following information was copy and pasted from the Indiegogo campaign for Deep Listening
“How do we connect to ourselves, to land, to each other? Building community – one film at a time…
“This is one of the secrets of life, no less. It really could change the world if people could just listen.” Maddy Harland, Permaculture Magazine.
Hello, I’m Helen.
I’m seeking funding to distribute our new documentary film Deep Listening. Our campaign will run from 1st August to 1st September 2015 and we want you to help us raise $2,900 by pre-ordering the film. Even better, get a Screening Licence and share this secret with your community. Your ticket sales could help fund your own project!
This film traces a history of intentional community in Australia and presents a fascinating portrait of alternative lifestyle based on respect for the land, for Aboriginal people and for each other. “Dadirri” is an Aboriginal word given by Elder Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann. It can be translated as “deep listening” and refers to the meditative, even mystical relationship connecting land and people. This intuitive way of being echoes throughout environmental and spiritual culture. In this beautiful 75 minute documentary, you’ll learn from alternative lifestyle leaders such as David Holmgren, Robin Clayfield and John Seed how deep listening builds connection. How this connection nurtures us. How it heals relationships and builds community. As Aboriginal elder Uncle Larry Walsh says,
“You take care of the land and then the land can take care of you and you can take care of other people.”
At a time when we need to re-learn these ways of caring, it seems wise to listen to a culture which has survived over 50,000 years on the land.