“We, the uncivilised, are claiming the right to write our own story. We are digging up the stories of our soil:
• we seek stories to inspire
• we seek stories to unite
• we seek stories to rouse the heart, and activate the soul.”
Wetheuncivilised, A Life Story is a grassroots documentary film project by Pete and Lily Sequoia. The film is their response to the story of civilisation. It seeks to challenge and bring into question the ‘civilised’ structures that create oppression, inequality and environmental destruction. And to offer an alternative story – one in which we enter back into relationship with one another, and the land that breathes us.
Wetheuncivilised is an invitation to explore the beauty, joy, pain and potential of a life journey, and to show that another way is possible, one of connection and wholeness.
The film follows a life cycle, and looks at the points in our life where we have an opportunity to tell a different story: each stage serving as a doorway into a place of possibility.
The film features the leading voices of our time, including:
Satish Kumar (Schumacher College)
Polly Higgins (Ecocide Lawyer)
Bruce Parry (Explorer)
Mark Boyle (Wild Economics)
Martin Shaw (School of Myth)
Tim ‘Mac’ Macartney (Embercombe)
Glennie Kindred (Artist and writer)
The late Patrick Whitefield (Permaculturist)
Alastair McIntosh (Spiritual activist and writer)
Chris Knight (Radical anthropologist and activist)
Simon Fairlie (The Land)
Jewels Wingfield (Ecofeminist, EarthHeart centre)
Janet Balaskas (Birth rights activist)
Pete and Lily have spent the past two years filming and editing, and, with your help, they will be ready to take the film out on the road this summer!
This is their journey and the film trailer of the story so far….