Saturday Night Feature
Theatre 5 (Room A130) Langara College
7 pm Saturday February 16, 2013
98 min. 2012
Directors: Frauke Sandig & Eric Black
The ancient Maya believed this present world would end and a new cycle arise after 5125 years. What lies behind the myth of the Mayan calendar? 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 follows six young Maya in Guatemala and Chiapas through their daily and ceremonial life. They put forth a wholly indigenous perspective in their own words, without narration. Their cosmo-vision, in which all life is sacred and interconnected, presents a deeply compelling alternative to the prevailing worldview. As corporations go to the ends of the earth to extract all value, all resources, these Maya reveal their determination to resist the destruction of their culture and environment. They believe they are the guardians of the Earth. Each story touches upon a facet of the current global crisis.
Best International Feature – Planet in Focus Film Festival
Sponsored by Amnesty International.