Manataka American Indian Council
A Short Video 8 minutes 05 seconds
Directed by Catherine Margerin
Visionary Willy Whitefeather
Produced by Mary Mathaisell
This animated visual film short you are about to see is a story of prophecy.
The story of man going down the wrong path, with one day the possibility of
finding the path of peace and love. What we are seeing around the world with
wars, genocide, diseases, climate change such as global warming, and potential
earth changes that have been foretold by many seers and indigenous peoples. This
is that story in animated visuals and soundtrack that will shake you to your
roots. We must shift to this path, without hesitation.
Directed by Catherine Margerin, produced by Luna Media. Its is being posted with consent and vision of Willy Whitefeather, visionary for "HOPE"
Bruce Weaver is currently working on a feature documentary which has this story come to life with interviews with such visionaries as Willy Whitefeather and many other visionary an d seers of our time.
"Hope" is a unique and powerful short film with a message of peace for the future. Combining animation, archival footage and live action, in a multi-layered non-linear story, the film brings the viewer on a fascinating journey through human existence. 'Hope' is shaped around the knowledge and ideas of Willy Whitefeather, a man in his sixties of Cherokee ancestry, a fascinating storyteller, healer, survivalist and an individual of wisdom and heart. Using traditions and stories from Native American and world cultures, the film combines dreams, images and reminiscences from our collective memory to send a message of hope for the future. Now is the time to reconnect with Spirit, to recognize the effects of our actions, to evaluate the underlying causes of suffering and to reshape our life and our world into a harmonious one.
The film has a visually superb and beautifully dynamic look. The animated scenes are in styles reminiscent of Pu eblo pottery design, Sioux painted hides, Petroglyph drawings and Hopi mural paintings. The sound track is similarly layered with the sounds of a beating heart, breathing, wooden flutes, drums, rattles, a traditional Cherokee lullaby and original music. "Hope" urges us to change course and follow a path of wisdom, responsibility, beauty, simplicity and gentleness. Catherine Margerin, a commercial director, known for her unique painterly style animation, is the director of "Hope".
Click on the large arrow inside the screen. Takes 10 seconds on DSL, 25-45 second on Dial-Up
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