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Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth

Germany/USA // 2011 // Couleur // 98'
Spanish/Mayan with French/English subtitles


Grütli Langlois
19h 00 Sunday 04 March
In presence of the filmmakers

Grütli Langlois
19h 00 Tuesday 06 March
In presence of the filmmakers

Fonction Cinéma
14h 30 Sunday 11 March


Frauke Sandig, Eric Black

The great cycle of the ancient Mayan calendar will end on December 21st, 2012. How will history finish? Will the earth swallow up the oceans? Will fire devour the sky? Now that men have forgotten how to be in harmony with nature, Heart of Sky – Heart of Earth presents another vision of the world – that of six young Maya involved in their daily lives and ritual ceremonies – revealing their determination to resist the destruction of their culture and environment. Magnificently filmed, the protagonists’ experiences and intimate beliefs delicately echo nature’s fragile beauty. Directors Frauke Sandig and Eric Black contrast these indigenous people’s beliefs with the short-sighted exploitation of the earth.
IMAGE: Eric Black
MONTAGE: Grete Jentzen
SON: Dirk Jacob
PRODUCTION: Umbrella Films - Frauke Sandig
DISTRIBUTION: Umbrella Films, Frauke Sandig Pappelallee 22 10437 Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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