Breaking Bows and Arrows
A search for reconciliation and forgiveness after the war in Bougainville, PNG
In Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, thousands of people have been killed in a decade long secessionist war. Exploring challenging emotional terrain with the victims and perpetrators, this film examines the extraordinary human capacity to forgive and marks the beginning of a path to true peace and healing for Bouganville.
52 min • 2001 • Finance: SBSi, Vision TV Canada, Soros Foundation • Dist: Film Australia Sold: Netherlands, ABC Digital Service Asia, PNG TV • Screenings: Margaret Mead, Commonwealth Film Fest – Manchester • Awards: United Nations Media Peace Awards – Best Television 2002, AIBD Best TV Documentary, French Intl. Film Org – Grand Jury Prize. For sales firelight.com.au
The Last Magician
A clash of cultures in Papua New Guinea played out by three chiefs, with opposing views. William believes the people of Papua New Guinea should go back to a traditional way of life and forget hospitals, roads and modern development. Meanwhile, John K sees nothing wrong in exploiting natural resources. Chief Nalubatau is dying and does not know if his spirit will go to Catholic heaven or Tuma, the traditional place of the dead. Confusion reigns. 'The Last Magician' was broadcast on 'Under the Sun' BBC2. Selected as Choice of the Day in all broadsheets. Received exceptional reviews, including a nomination for Best Direction & Best Documentary - AFI Awards. Distributed by BBC Worldwide.
'This study of a society in transition, is quite simply stunning.' The Independent.
Yulu's coal is a story shared by the Adnyamathanha people of the Flinders Ranges. This film clip is one of eight accompanying the second series of Sharing Our Stories books and audio CD . Yulu's Coal tells the story of Yulu the Kingfisher man who travelled to Wilpena Pound to conduct an initiation ceremony, the sacred fires he lit as he travelled left behind the coal deposits today being mined by Leigh Creek Coal Mine. All eight clips can be viewed at http://www.pearsonplaces.com.au/places/primary_places/indigenous_place.aspx
The story is spoken by Noel Wilton.
Cave in the Snow
A world exclusive biography about Tenzin Palmo
A world exclusive biography on Buddhist nun Tenzin Palmo, a spiritual revolutionary. In 1976 Tenzin Palmo isolated herself in a remote Himalayan cave, engaging in 12 years of Buddhist meditation. She faced unimaginable cold, wild animals, near starvation and avalanches. Now a globe-trotting fundraiser, she is building a nunnery in India as part of her efforst to ensure the highest teachings are available to women. Cave in the Snow features an extraordinary discussion between Tenzin Palmo and the Dalai Lama in which they discuss the issue of gender inequity when it comes to accessing the highest Buddhist teachings.
52 min • 2002 • Finance: FFC, AFC, FTO, SBSi, ORF Austria, BOS Holland Distribution: TVF International • Sold: Poland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Finland, NZ Awards: Best Original Score Australian Composers Guild 2002. For sales firelight.com.au
Shake-a-leg. Lockhart River
Shake-a-leg is one of eight film clips accompanying the second series of Sharing Our Stories books and audio CD. All eight films can be found at http://www.pearsonplaces.com.au/places/primary_places/indigenous_place.aspx
The narrator is Umpila elder Patrick Butcher.
Otilia. Icaros-Magical Songs of Peru.
Doña Otilia blesses Ayahausca with the smoke of Tobacco prior to ceremony, and explains the nature of the icaro for opening a ceremony. This video accompanies the radio feature Icaros - Magical Songs from Peru produced for the ABC http://www.abc.net.au/rn/intothemusic/stories/2009/2627511.htm by myself and Simon Green http://www.quantumlifebodyworks.com/
Don Lucho. Icaros - Magical Songs of Peru
Don Lucho concentrates deeply to bring forth an icaro to call the spirits of the earth, the plants and the sky. This film clip accompanies Icaros - Magical Songs of Peru. This video accompanies the radio feature Icaros - Magical Songs from Peru produced for the ABC http://www.abc.net.au/rn/intothemusic/stories/2009/2627511.htm by myself and Simon Green http://www.quantumlifebodyworks.com/