Join us for a screening of the film followed by a discussion led by Chris Wood of BALE.
When today's stories of crushing greed and endless growth have come to an end, what, then, will be the new stories?
Dancing With the Cannibal Giant: Five New Stories for the Great Transition is a documentary film portraying five remarkable stories of people and places transforming the world. Narrated by Penobscot elder, Sherri Mitchell (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset), we are introduced to the Penobscot mythology of the cannibal giant: a creature awakened by the destruction of mother earth. The film is told through the lens of this powerful prophecy: only if people can awaken to their own destruction, and the need for change, will the cannibal giant be put back to sleep.
The documentary (run time: 45 minutes) will be followed by a discussion led by Chris Wood of BALE.
BALE (Building a Local Economy) is a community resource center for local economic initiatives in the White River watershed of Vermont. BALE seeks to create vibrant communities by strengthening our rural economy, building and promoting sustainable and resilient local systems, cultivating community connections and cooperation, raising awareness, and providing educational opportunities for creative and local economic solutions. Learn more at: http://www.balevt.org/