Seeking the Earth Keepers
Once in a while, something comes along that makes you stop, put down your phone and really listen. Down To Earth is an award-winning documentary, lmed and narrated by a Dutch family who gave up their enviable life in cosmopolitan London to travel to the ends of the earth.
For ve years, lmmakers Rolf Winters and Renata Heinen, along with their three children, journeyed across six continents to live with some of the oldest indigenous communities on the planet. Their mission: to gain access to the ‘Earth Keepers’; the medicine men and women, wisdom keepers, shamans, spiritual leaders and healers who have retained a natural balance and live in harmony with their surroundings.
“Down To Earth is a mirror to humanity, a poignant and timely re ection on our civilized world,” says the couple. “The movie invites you to see the world through the eyes of the Keepers of the Earth. [It’s] both a wake-up call and a resurgence of hope for our world to come.” As a viewer, we travel from the deserts of Kenya to the Amazonian jungle to an Aboriginal ‘urban earthkeeper’ living in Sydney. The family discover deep wisdom from their conversations, not least that in all of us is the power to change our lives and the lives of others.
Profound, timely, reassuring. Like the lmmakers, you’ll come away both changed by the experience and wanting to do more. Down to Earth is released on 14th September. Watch the trailer, read more and nd out where you can see it at www.downtoearth lm.com