‘How brazen’ they said. ‘How threatening’ they thought. She’d talk with anyone. With everyone. Without caution, or regard to who or how they were. Or to where such conversation might lead …
This is unusual. Filmed Fall of 2019. This 30 minutes of footage is pretty much uncut. Insights, admissions and all. It is deeply reflective and revealing of where this work is now to be pointed, and the contrarian nature of life and purpose finding you rather than you heading off to find it.
We won’t have peace until we can both agree,’ said the two fools on either side of an argument. ‘We won’t have peace until the other gives way,’ said each about their foe. But peace could never be had …
As the people railed against the most obvious acts of dark spoken violence, they missed the black mist that encircled the world. A mist that lay as the cause. Veiled and casting blame on each dramatic symptom …
A profound observation of disconnectedness and the pathway to interconnectedness in the violent Klamath Conflict. Relevant to all conflict. The process of vulnerability and truth is more important than one could ever imagine.
In the protracted Klamath Conflict in Oregon, a Farming Community Leader came to the revelation that the things that he held as fact weren’t, people that he once thought of as evil and selfish were not, and that he was part of the problem. And such revelations changed everything.
There is a palpable undercurrent in these unusual times. A sea change in consciousness. And as we’ve become more aware, movements have formed in an attempt to change this world for the good. Know this, “… if there’s truth at the heart of a movement you would do best to realize that and represent it as honestly and truthfully as you can.”
We level our ire at the world around us. The world with which our opinion so often disagrees. But might our energy be better focused on the experience within our own personal jurisdiction. This was filmed from deep within the experience of a thoughtful life lived through desegregation in Alabama. This film is the epitome of the experience of peace.
Scilla, a three times Nobel Peace Prize nominee, has held on to a profound question for much of her life. How can you deal with superior force without using force yourself?
The MacArthur Foundation backed the University of California Humanities Research Institute to re-imagine the experience of education. They commissioned me to bring the sense of the courageous & transformational findings to film.