Down to Earth: Film documents family’s 5-year journey learning from indigenous communities

Down to Earth is a documentary that charts the journey of a family of five who cross six continents, living with some of the planet’s oldest indigenous communities, in the quest for a new perspective on life.

Leaving the rat race behind, a London couple, along with their three young children, film their five year journey into the jungles of India, the Australian out-back and the Kalahari Desert, gaining access to areas where film crews have never been before.

The family of five encounter leaders, medicine people, shamans, and healers they call “Earth Keepers”, who live in harmony with the seasons and the planet.

Down to Earth reveals the deep wisdom that the family find in their conversations with indigenous people. Having lived in their natural habitat for centuries without being discovered, the Earth’s guardians see that now is the time to step forward and share their insights with those who are ready to listen.

Rolf Winters and Renata Heinen, the couple behind Down to Earth, said: “Before our journey we considered various geographical area’s on different continents where we believed we would find people who have retained a natural balance and live in harmony with their surroundings.”

“There was no shortlist or even names when we set out on our journey,” Rolf Winters and Renata Heinen added. “We decided intuitively who to film as they came onto our path travelling around the world. In most cases they were not keen to be filmed and some were very much against the idea at first. But as we spend more time with them, living as a family in their midst, the trust grew and ultimately they all embraced the idea.

“These earthly characters are the message in the way they live their lives. Un-affected by man-made laws, man-made religion or the distorting layers of the ego, they share a clear and transcendent vision on life on planet Earth. Having lived in hiding for centuries, the medicine men and women know that now is the time to step forward to share their insights and wisdom with those who are ready to listen.”

Down to Earth will be released in the UK in May

Down to Earth

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

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