film vault presents

Thank you to Film Vault Presents for choosing Earth•People•Words to screen during International Women Director Appreciation Month!

Earth•People•Words will screen on September 24th at Gullivers in Manchester, United Kingdom. The event begins at 7:30pm.

Earth•People•Words, my latest Climate Listening Project film, shares the power of our stories and histories. This short film features four inspiring poets: Joy Harjo, Elizabeth Bradfield, Laura Hope-Gill and Sean Hill.

Poetry holds humanity together. It is story-intelligence—how to listen, how to say, how to hold space for silence in between. Poetry’s techniques offer thought structures holding oneness, where everyone belongs, where all life is sacred. Poetry is not new to the conversation of climate or human rights. It is the vessel that always has held, and continues to hold, Earth, People, and Words in unity and balance.

Along with stories, Earth-People-Words features four poems: “Eagle Poem” by Joy Harjo, “In the Beginning” by Sean Hill, “We All Want to See a Mammal” by Elizabeth Bradfield, and “The Soul Tree” by Laura Hope-Gill. Each poem is visualized and accompanied by watercolor art by Shannon Bodeau. This film was directed by Dayna Reggero, edited by Polly Schattel, and created in collaboration with Asheville Wordfest.