Tuesday, June 28, 2016

'Deep Listening'

Below is a promotional and poetic video for Dadirri: A Gift to the Nation, directed by Pip Gordon (The Gathering Tree). Dadirri is an Australian Aboriginal spiritual practice intended to help an individual overcome and heal from trauma. As Aboriginal artist, educator, and public speaker Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Bauman explains, by listening in "quiet still awareness", one can re-connect deeply with one's land, self, and others, and thus be made whole again. The film is in production and expected to be released in 2017.

Miriam Rose Foundation on FaceBook

The next video is the trailer for the documentary Deep Listening: Dadirri | The Secrets of Life in Relationship (Living in the Future). For the film, director Helen Iles traveled through Australia, visiting communities that intentionally practice a kind of "alternative living" and talking with Indigenous leaders including Ungunmerr-Bauman, who explain how deep listening can be used to resolve conflict, make difficult decisions, and create sustainably harmonious communities.

The film is available on DVD as part of a set of three documentaries that includes Ecovillage Pioneers and Lammas

Deep Listening: Dadirri can be seen in its entirety on Vimeo (scroll to end of page).

Learn more about dadirri in this article at Ultra Kulture (Life Like Legends).

1 comment:

Elisa said...

Yay! Thank you thank you!