Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth

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Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Black, Eric, and Frauke Sandig. Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth. Berlin: Umbrella Films, 2011. HD, 98 min. https://youtu.be/4d4X6SOsgBs.

The ancient Maya believed this present world would end and a new cycle would arise after 5125 years. How does the story end? Does the water change color? Do the oceans collapse? Does the sky fall as the last tree is cut? Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth allows the Maya of today to answer, following six young Maya in Guatemala and Chiapas through their daily and ceremonial life, revealing their determination to resist the destruction of their culture and environment. As corporations go to the ends of the earth to extract all value—all resources—they put forth a wholly indigenous perspective in their own words, without narration. Each story touches upon a facet of the current global crisis. The Maya, like many indigenous people, believe they are the guardians of the Earth. Their cosmovision, in which all life is sacred and interconnected, presents a deeply compelling alternative to the prevailing worldview. (Source: Official Film Website)

© 2011 Umbrella Films. Trailer used with permission.

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact library@rcc.lmu.de.

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