“Will we have the wisdom to survive climate chaos and planetary destruction?” This film offers four stories that answer this question, and invite its viewers to ask themselves, what am I doing and what are we doing, together, to put the destructive giant back to sleep? Produced by BALE – Building A Local Economy, based in Royalton, VT. The film follows the work and inspiration of people whose recognition of this destruction has put them on a path of radical change. We hear from Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm in Petersburg, VT, committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system by raising life-giving food that is primarily cultivated by, and grown for those most marginalized by our current system of food apartheid.
Chris Paina of Fable Farm and Fermentory, a working farm, winery, and culinary enterprise, hosts events to bring people together to celebrate rural life, arts, and culture, cultivating community so that relationship and people are valued over profits. Climbing Poetree, the soulful, truth-telling, musical creation of Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman – two artists for whom spoken word and music have the power to transform, uplift, and rebuild. And the group of inspired young women at Metta Earth Institute of Lincoln Vermont, a center for contemplative ecology that focuses on education through a wide array of trainings, retreats, intensive programs, workshops, and consultations.
Narrated by Penobscot elder, Sherri Mitchell (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset), we are introduced to the Penobscot mythology of the cannibal giant: a creature awakened by the destruction of mother earth.
Find it in the theatre Thursday, April 2 in Montpelier, Vermont at the Vermont Center for Integrative Health at 6-8 PM.
Visit https://www.dancingwiththecannibalgiant.com/screenings1 for future screenings, or watch the trailer and/or purchase film here: