Kanyini - Film Trailer

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Kanyini - Film Trailer

Post by edfrank » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:31 pm

Kanyini - Film Trailer

The four most important - sacred - things in the life of indigenous Peoples include land, air, water and sun. Connectedness to these brings life force to the Peoples. Removing any of these, or removing Indigenous Peoples from any one of these, is certain death, as it is for non-Indigenous Peoples. People of the oldest living culture in the world, the Australian Aborigines, call this connectedness, Kanyini, the Pitjantjatjara word that means interconnectedness; to care for, to support, to nature, and to protect. (See filmmaker, Melanie Hogan's Kanyini movie trailer above) "We all have one mother... You and me, that makes us brothers and sisters," says Uncle Bob in Kanyini.
http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in ... tion-video

Bob Randall: "KANYINI" interview
The Movie Show Online interviewed Bob RANDALL & Melanie HOGAN.
Australian documentary KANYINI, is the collaborative creation of Director, Melanie HOGAN and Aboriginal elder, Bob RANDALL. Told in monologue and featuring the music of David PAGE, Kanyini takes us on a lyrical, metaphysical journey into the world of Bob RANDALL - community leader, activist, writer, Indigenous Person of the Year (1999) and a survivor of the stolen generation.

Bob Randall, is an Yankunytjatjara Elder and a traditional owner of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Bob is one of the stolen generation of the Aboriginal people, taken from his family at the age of seven. Throughout his life Bob has worked as teacher and leader for Aboriginal land rights, education, community development and cultural awareness. For more, check out www.globalonenessproject.org

The Land Owns Us
Bob Randall, a Yankunytjatjara elder and traditional owner of Uluru (Ayer's Rock), explains how the connectedness of every living thing to every other living thing is not just an idea but a way of living. This way includes all beings as part of a vast family and calls us to be responsible for this family and care for the land with unconditional love and responsibility.

"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky

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Re: Kanyini - Film Trailer

Post by James Parton » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:37 pm


I would really like to meet Bob Randall. His ways of thinking share much in common that I have learned in my studies into druidry. For example the four most sacred things to the indigenous peoples are land , air, water and sun. This is not far apart from what is the four sacred elements of druidry. That is, earth, air, water and fire. Many druids could relate to Kanyini though Bob's relationship and experience with the four elements would be beyond most of us.

I like the way Bob speaks of men belonging to the earth instead of the earth belonging to man. If the majority of humankind came to this way of thinking man would see fit to take care of the earth instead of seeing it as a mere possession to do with as he pleases. He would choose to please his mother ( Earth ) who takes care of him and in return take care of her and sing songs in her honor.
James E Parton
Ovate Course Graduate - Druid Student
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New Order of Druids

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