Stories in motion.
It's not about the knowledge we hold, but of what could be known, and the paths that lead us to that knowing.
These stories, they aren't just mine or the old folks', they belong to all of us; they're a conversation, a dance of shared experiences, stories written in the sands of creation, etched upon our DNA that passes from one generation to the next. It's an intimacy born from recognition; we are in relation with one another, no matter where are from, what we believe. We are, at our core, one people, one family, one fire.
That is the focus of all of my work, and something you see repeated throughout every frame. Film is more than a sequence of scenes; it's an intricate dance of audio and visual elements that conjure stories from the realm of spirit. Like a river flowing through the land, where words dance, songs soar, and legends breathe, films can transport us to places distant and times forgotten, or yet unknown, allowing us to grasp the depth of our shared existence. Coming into relation with creation and understanding the patterns that shape it is essential. The heartbeat of storytelling and story-sharing resounds through our existence. It's not just a way to stay attuned to current issues or share the wisdom of our past; it's a compass guiding our interactions with the land.
In every frame, there's a lesson; in every sound, a song of the earth. These films, beyond the tales, share the songs of the land, the sacred voices of ancestors, and the laughter of its children. It's a collaboration between storytellers, cultures, and nature itself.
What you extract from a story, be it a moral or a lesson, can vary. It hinges on when you hear it, how you perceive it, and the depths of your own wisdom. The landscape of storytelling is vast, teeming with countless lessons, all etched into the earth, waiting to be discovered.
Crafting these stories is not merely an art; it's a sacred duty—a way to preserve and transmit the teachings of the land and all the creatures that call this place Home.