Saturday, March 7, 2009

First Earth Documentary

First Earth Documentary

Thursday night, March 12th, the Little Hamilton Collective will host
documentarian David Sheen as he presents his film FIRST EARTH - a
documentary about the movement towards a massive paradigm shift for
shelter -- building healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very
earth itself, and living together like in the old days, by recreating
villages. It is a sprawling film, shot on location from the West Coast
to West Africa. An audiovisual manifesto filmed over the course of 4
years and 4 continents, FIRST EARTH makes the case that earthen homes
are the healthiest housing in the world; and that since it still takes
a village to raise a healthy child, it is incumbent upon us to
transform our suburban sprawl into eco-villages, a new North American
dream.

FIRST EARTH is not a how-to film; rather, it's a why-to film. It
establishes the appropriateness of earthen building in every cultural
context, under all socio-economic conditions, from third-world
communities to first-world countrysides, from Arabian deserts to
American urban jungles. In the age of environmental and economic
collapse, peak oil and other converging emergencies, the solution to
many of our ills might just be getting back to basics, focusing on
food, clothes, and shelter. We need to think differently about house
and home, for material and for spiritual reasons, both the personal
and the political.

Check out a snippet from of the film here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuDkfuziZiI

See the website for the film here: http://www.davidsheen.com/firstearth/

7:30pm - talk with the director
8pm - film
Q&A to follow

*This is a pay-as-you-can event*

Location: 1318 Little Hamilton Ave., Nashville, TN 37203

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