Author Daniel Pinchbeck and cast member Sting.

Awareness film examines the notion of the end of the Earth

Film is about a regenerative planetary culture where we are all aligned

Last month’s awareness film  had a pretty good turnout… about 50 people came and raised $450 for International Children’s Outreach Network, the group that long-time Sooke resident Hum (Eric Anderson) donates his month of January to in Ethiopia.

 

That was last month and this is now!

 

You would have to be living in a cave not to have come across the compelling notion that the year 2012, being the end of the ancient Mayan calendar, heralds a cataclysmic end of life on Earth.

On Wednesday, Jan. 11 Awareness Film Night will feature a film that presents a thought-provoking alternative to apocalyptic doom.

2012: Time For Change follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck (author of  2012: Return of Quetzalcoatl and Notes From The End Times) on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with scientific method.

The film’s Emmy nominated producer/director Joao Amorim (an industrial designer, film producer and animator who also speaks five languages, paints, practices yoga and has a permaculture sustainability project in Brazil) found that after reading Pinchbeck’s book 2012: Return of Quetzalcoatl, that, “the idea that we are steadily moving towards oblivion, that somehow our system has enslaved us to an erroneous notion of time and that we need to realign ourselves with the natural world and evolve our consciousness had a profound resonance with me… by the time I finished the book I was convinced that a movie….that combined an investigation into our potential for conscious evolution with practical solutions was absolutely necessary.”

He contacted Pinchbeck and 2012: Time For Change was born.

The film features  Maude Barlow, Sting, Barbara Marx Hubbard, David Lynch, Dennis and Terence McKenna, Buckminster Fuller, Joel Kovel, Dean Radin, Gilberto Gil, Shiva Rea, Bernard Lietaer and many others.

This film is putting forth the idea that rather than breakdown and barbarism, 2012 could herald the birth of a regenerative planetary culture where we are all aligned with the natural world and each other, where collaboration replaces competition and where exploration of psyche and spirit becomes the new cutting edge, replacing the sterile materialism that has pushed our world to the brink.

Showtime is 7 p.m. in the Edward Milne Community School theatre. The screening will be followed by a discussion focusing on ideas from moviegoers for implementing and being change in the upcoming year.  Admission is by donation.

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