Recorded or Rendered Work - Film, Video

Who is Nature?

Adrian Hearn, Steve Kelly

Suns of Mercury | Published : 2020

Abstract

The question “Who is Nature?” implies the natural environment’s vital capacity for agency and interaction. Around the world this vision of nature is shared by First Nation communities who have developed sophisticated mechanisms of give-and-take with lakes, plants, landscapes, and other natural phenomena. Nature is not viewed as a resource to be owned or extracted but rather as a living entity to respect and engage in dialogue. Produced in collaboration with Suns of Mercury and Harmonic Whale, the film invites viewers to visit a Mayan sacred cenote lake and reserve in Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, a medicinal forest in Havana, the Afrekete Afro-Cuban festival on Australia’s Gold Coast, and the..

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