2019,  Billings Farm and Museum,  Contemporary Issues,  Education,  Nature, Science, and Technology,  Sustainability,  Sustainable Woodstock

20190427 Dancing With The Cannibal Giant

” Dancing With the Cannibal Giant: Five New Stories for the Great Transition is a documentary film portraying five remarkable stories of people and places transforming the world.  Narrated by Penobscot elder, Sherri Mitchell (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset), we are introduced to the Penobscot mythology of the cannibal giant: a creature awakened by the destruction of mother earth.  The film is told through the lens of this powerful prophecy: only if people can awaken to their own destruction, and the need for change, will the cannibal giant be put back to sleep.

Buckminster Fuller said, “THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE IS TO CREATE IT.” 

Film Screening and Discussion with brief reports from:

• AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS—who wish to speak to us about their dreams for a sustainable future, and how we might help them actualize those dreams.

• ZACHARIAH RALPH, State Representative & Program Coordinator from Sustainable Woodstock—who will tell us about the jobs that need to be done in our community, and how we can help to DO them.

• GERALDINE FOWLER from the Community Visioning Steering Committee—who will describe the Visioning Process that is just getting underway and how we can participate.

• KAT ROBBINS, Coordinator of Place-Based Education at Woodstock Union High School—who will tell us about the new C3 program (Center of Community Connections) which connects students to the wider community, and how we can support this work as community mentors.

This event is presented by BALE (Building a Local Economy), Sustainable Woodstock, and Old Dog Documentaries. ” – From Billings Farm