Picturehouses - Film information for Down to Earth at Exeter Picturehouse
"The film makers of DOWN to EARTH would like to share their screenings listings as they tour the UK with Picturehouse Cinemas after a successful premiere in London last week presented by Sir Mark Rylance:"
Down to Earth premiere: An interview with Rolf Winters, Renata Heinen and Mark Rylance – The Upcoming
"The DOWN to EARTH team will be touring with the screenings, introducing and holding an open dialogue afterwards..."
DOWN to EARTH is the story of a London couple breaking away from society with their three children aged 10, 7 and 6, to find a new perspective on life. For five years, travelling six continents, the family goes on a journey of discovery to capture the wisdom of the Earth Keepers. They live with indigenous communities who have retained a natural balance and live in harmony with their surroundings, far removed from the technologically focused cultures of today.
There is no crew, no production team, just one backpack and one camera each.
Many of the Earth Keepers featured in this documentary were hesitant to be on film. Having lived in hiding for centuries, they saw that now is the time to step forward and share their insights with those who are ready to listen. Their messages portray a way of living that shares a clear and transcendent vision of life on planet Earth, unaffected by man-made laws.
Why Watch DOWN to EARTH?
DOWN to EARTH is more than a film. It’s a tool for change, a real call to action. Every screening is followed by a time of facilitated dialogue. Those who see the film and participate in the subsequent dialogue feel inspired and empowered to find a more connected and sustainable way of life and to make better choices for the life of future generations.
Down to Earth
Director: Rolf Winters Renata Heinen
Duration: 120 min
Leaving behind their cosmopolitan London life, a couple and their three young children travel the ends of the earth searching for a new perspective on life. In their five-year journey across six continents, they live with some of the oldest indigenous communities on the planet. They gain access to tribal sages never filmed or interviewed before, without a crew or schedule, just one backpack and one camera each. And the curiosity to listen.
The film reveals the deep wisdom the family discover in their conversations with these 'Earth Keepers' and its power to transform lives. Having lived in hiding for centuries, the Earth Keepers see that now is the time to step forward and share their insights with those who are ready to listen.
The film’s score is written by BAFTA & Oscar winning composer Stephen Warbeck.