Join us for the stirring documentary Aluna (translated as “the mind inside nature”), this month’s Conscientious Projector feature screening on Thursday, July 9, 7:00 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts as part of the Old Pasadena Film Festival. In 1990, noted British author, historian and filmmaker Alan Ereira’s classic BBC documentary From the Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers’ Warning was first broadcast. It brought global attention to the centuries-old indigenous Kogi tribe, an ancient “lost” Colombian civilization previously unknown to the rest of the world, who saw themselves as guardians of the earth. Their emergence came with a warning that their “younger brother,” the people of the modern world, are destroying the planet’s ecosystems through their plundering of nature. In recent years, Ereira returned to the Kogi to document their renewed call for humanity to recognize the interconnectedness of all life, a message they brought to New York City in their first venture into the “civilized” world. The result is Aluna.
A community discussion follows. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.