Mongolia: I have seen the Earth Change
What consequences does Global Warming and climatic change have? Although from modern societies one can be conscious of the problems, traditional and indigenous societies are the ones which struggle with their immediate results. Suffering from desertification and hunger, Mongolia‚??s nomadic peoples must change their ancestral way of life to accommodate the new environmental conditions, as they are increasingly faced by extinction.
The photographer Joey L. shares in this documentary his experience photographing and living one of India‚??s most holy celebrations at Varanasi, helping us approach the spirituality of its believes and peoples.
This narrative documentary follows the story of Rebekah Shaman, through a life changing experience. Working in Machu Picchu as a cultural activities manager, in 1977 she had a vision, were she was presented the shamanic calling. Leaving everything to become a shaman in a little rain forest community, Rebekah shares with us this episode of her life.
The Shaman's Last Apprentice
Erika Larsen shares her experience living with Saami communities through images, showing not only the traditional customs and way of life of the Saami community, but also how nowadays photographical documentaries have a great power to appeal to the broader public
The Reindeer People
This documentary shows the way of life of the Sami, the indigenous peoples of the Northern tundra of Europe. Divided between Russia and the Scandinavian states, the living of this ancient ethic group is increasingly endangered, as new social, economic and cultural patterns displace the traditional customs of the Sami, favouring the loss of one of the last examples of European roots in its prime.