Performances and Events:
The Kogi are an indigenous people living high in Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains. The only pre-Columbian civilization to have escaped Spanish conquest, they have for centuries refused entry to outsiders, keeping their spiritual sciences secret. Calling themselves the Elder Brother, the Kogi contacted the BBC in 1990 with an urgent message for the Younger Brother (outsiders) linked to saving the Earth. The result is this unusual film by the Kogo Mamas and filmmaker Alan Aleira.
Mariposa Museum will host “Heart of Sky—Heart of Earth” an award-winning documentary film by Eric Black and Frauke Sandig. Beautifully filmed over several years, the intimate accounts of the six young Mayans are interwoven with images of the fragile beauty of nature and the creation myth of the Popol Vuh. In the background the ruins of a former Mayan civilization remind us of our own possible fate. The Maya, who like many indigenous people, believe they are the guardians of the Earth, struggle to save their culture and their environment in the face of a complex global crisis. From 5-6pm KidCraft is weaving; from 6-7 pm there is a reception for the ongoing exhibition Sharing Sacred Ground: Weaving Memory and Change in The Americas.
Scientist and RiverMead resident Dr. Joel Huberman guides us on a tour through the science behind the headlines of climate change (co-hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Peterborough).
Ricardo Froto returns with a musical experience that will reconnect audiences with the rhythms of nature, the power of the forest, and the ecology of life on earth. Family and All Ages.
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