For the Next Seven Generations: The Grandmothers Speak
In the fall of 2004, thirteen indigenous grandmothers from Africa, Asia, the Arctic Circle, and the North, South and Central America gathered to explore issues of environmental degradation, climate change, war and terrorism and nuclear proliferation.
The diverse group of Elders, along with seven western Elders, among them Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Carol Moseley Braun and Helena Norberg-Hodge, shared ideas and sights, songs and dance, prayers and chants, mythic tales, bad jokes and a few good ones.
At the end of the first Global Women's Gathering, the grandmothers drafted a Proclamation of Formal Alliance. In May of 2005, the International Council of the 13 indigenous grandmothers met at the Pojoague Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico to explore renewable resources, education for all children, preservation of cultures and species, integration of traditional and Western medicine, and environmental protection.
Filmmaker Carole Hart has videotaped the Grandmothers as they traveled together to New Mexico, Oaxaca, and the foothills of the Himalayas in Dharmasala, India. The Grandmothers met with the Dalai Lama and, via satellite, with the Bioneers Annual Conference in San Rafael, CA. The Grandmothers also appeared before the California State Senate and Assembly, both of which passed resolutions honoring their work.
The film is now in theatrical release.
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Carole Hart, the filmmaker
The Laughing Willow Co., Inc.
200 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
Hartley Film Foundation, Inc.
Westport, CT 06880