Great film...super visuals....wonderful talent!
But i am in love with CFA!
I lived 5 years in Detroit and spent many hours working in a volunteer capacity at Catherine Ferguson Academy. During this time i as very blessed to give tours of CFA to the likes of Ossie Davis, Danny Glover, David Korten, NYT staff, Nobel Peace Committee members, folks from South Africa, Europe, South Korea, France, Germany, Hopi Elders...and so many more kindred spirits from around the USA and world. Thus i have a deep and abiding love for the entire staff, students, children, animals, plants, bees and yes the microbes at CFA. They are like family to me!
So to see this film brings tears to my eyes...tears of memory...tears of joy..tears of hope...and tears of love! This film is truly outstanding, superb artistry, magnificent content and story line and this film provides us an opportunity to peer into the future....a sustainable future. The foundation of sustainability is our sacred connections with Mother Earth...and our sacred connections with women. The film shows so well that the connections between young mothers and Mother Earth are so deep, sacred and healing. We all come from the Earth...we all come through women...and this movie courageously shows us that when we allow young mothers to heal and be nurtured then the entire village grows and is nurtured.
This film should be made available to every school in the USA..and beyond...to give a look at the future. This films invites every school to be part of the movement to teach eco-literacy...Earth literacy....as the foundation of every childs educational experience.
This film allows us to see through the lens of Catherine Ferguson Academy the importance of ...the necessity of...the sacred relationship between sacred Earth connections and our own deeper humanity.
Mascha and Manfred deserve not only the award for best documentary at this grand Austin Film Festival...but also Academy