A documentary gaining national recognition right now, played at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Tuesday.
Chumash elders took part in the documentary. "BridgeWalkers" is a film created by locals and was shown at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
It focuses on tribal leaders from around the world who gather in Greenland to witness the coming of a twenty thousand-year-old prophecy.
Surrounded by melting ice caps, spiritual leaders from the four corners of the earth share the wisdom and ceremonies of their ancestors.
Movie director Kara Rhodes said, it's beautiful…the Chumash came and it is protocol for the people of this land to welcome in tribals from other places… a tribal elder wouldn't just come and talk or do drumming unless they had been invited by those of this land.”
If you missed the first showing folks can see it Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Metro Four Theater.
As our relationship to Earth travels down a dangerous path, it has become clear that we cannot sustain the stress of our modern ways. On a quest to restore balance, tribal leaders from around the world gather in Greenland to witness the coming of a 20,000-year-old prophecy. Surrounded by melting ice caps, spiritual leaders from the four corners of the Earth share the wisdom, prophecies, and ceremonies of their ancestors. Walk with these individuals and discover their connection to Mother Earth and ancient knowledge that is long-forgotten. Observe these extraordinary "BridgeWalkers" around the Sacred Fire as they bridge the mind to the heart and the heart to the land. / Adapted from Red Nation Film Festival