Doug LeConte | Canada | 2016 | 15:10
The Earth’s language is spiritual and tenuous, a series of whispers and feelings. Many of us have completely forgotten that there ever was another language, another possibility. Historically, nature, mountains, rivers, trees, the sun, the moon have always been honored in ancient cultures. The modern corporate economic model has disconnected us from this form of reciprocity that human kind used to have with the natural world. As we continue to accelerate through the rapid-fire of a paradigm immersed in technology, a culture defined by the values of the simulacrum, have we come to expect a tense anxious and confrontational existence as the cornerstone of our humanity? It may be that the remedy to this angst lies in the lives and values of the few remaining land-based cultures on this planet.