Archive for June, 2009


Posted in educational media on June 1, 2009 by alangorg
Official Selection:  Dreamspeakers International Film Festival
Official Selection:  Mumbai International  Film Festival
Official Selection:  Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Official Selection:  NewBeijing International Film Festival
Official Selection:  GreenReel Environmental Film Festival
Official Selection: Chashama Film Festival
Official Selection:  Moondance International Film Festival


Part One: history documentary
Part Two: prophecy docudrama
EARTH SPIRIT (34 minutes)
The feature-length version of EARTH SPIRIT received the Neptune Award at the Moondance International Film Festival:




We are focused with Al Gore on our own risks because our environment is being polluted,threatening our health and well-being–but few of us concern ourselves with the health or well-being of thosesuffering right this moment at the sources of our energy and metals.

But with global warming, ultimately we all go down together.

Among sites of recent protest demonstrations are Arizona,Nevada,California, Utah, Florida, the Dakotas, Alaska, Canada,Burma, Columbia, Indonesia, Tibet, the Arctic, Mexico, Madagascar,the Philippines, Russia, Chile, Brazil, Guatemala, Australia, Thailand,

India, and  thousands of demonstrations in China.   Many others are

not reported.  Civil war over oil has broken out in Sudan, Nigeria,

and Pakistan,  mass murder in Ethiopa.  More than five million are

dead in the Congo from wars to take over the mining of metals.

ORGANIZATIONSSome international and grassroots organizations are concerned,and here is a list of some  websites:
History of TECHQUA IKACHIIn the late 1960s veterans of the civil rights movement organizedthe Committee for Traditional Indian Land and Life in Los Angeles

with   the purpose of aiding American Indian peoples struggling for

self-determination.   One conflict continuing to this day

is the resistance in   northern Arizona by Hopi and Dineh traditionals

against mining of coal on their sacred Black Mesa.

The center of this opposition was and is the traditional Hopi village of

Hotevilla, founded in 1906 after a clash between Hopi traditionals and

those “progressives” who decided to give up their traditions, convert to

Christianity, and seek the material benefits of Western technology and

industry.   The traditionals were obliged to separate to preserve the old ways.


This scene of confrontation was a moment of truth for thosein the civil rights movement.It was also the source of the idea for the film EARTH SPIRIT.To capitalist and communist alike, belief in the value of material progress

had always been fundamental.   Why would anyone resist progress?

How could anyone criticize progress?  In 1970 the federal government brought

in contractors to provide the first electric power to the village of Hotevilla.

Power poles were trucked in, and heavy equipment arrived to clear the way

for the installation.  At this point a group of Hopi elders arrived on the scene

to block the work.   These old men lay down in the path of the bulldozers,

ready to sacrifice their lives if necessary to prevent electric power from

coming to their village.  One ninety-year-old elder was injured and declined

and passed away not long after.

What concerned the Hopi elders was the price to be paid.  Now the Hopi must find ways to get money.There are few jobs on the reservation other than working for the government or working forcorporations extracting coal, oil, and uranium out of the land.  The only source of money for many is

to go on welfare.

There would also be a price more costly than mere money.

Like many indigenous peoples, the Hopi believe extractions from

Mother Earth will lead to disaster.  Their prophecy, like many others,

foretells doom for those who forsake a natural way of life.

During this period we shot our short  AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A HOPI

presenting the life and philosophy of a traditional.  This black-and-white

16mm documentary was a finalist in the National Short Film Competition

and was also selected as Best of Filmex at the Los Angeles International

Film Exposition.




The EARTH SPIRIT story is the working of the prophecy of the Hopi and other indigenouspeoples as they protest modern greed.  An ancient unseen spirit haunts mesa country in the high desertof the Southwest.  Mother Earth is being raped by oil drilling and mineral mining. Mesa people believe

this earth spirit is unhappy at what has been done to this land and the people. According to ancient prophecy,

the Spirit in the land might erupt in a rage that could destroy this world

The Earth Spirit character that appears as a dream is not mere superstitionbut also science from modern Gaia Theory:  www.gaiatheory.orgThe news supports Hopi prophecy:

Today’s climate news from around the world

March 8, 2013



Top Stories

Recent heat unlike anything in 11,000 years. A look at 11,000 years of climate temperatures shows the world in the middle of a dramatic U-turn, lurching from near-record cooling to a heat spike. Scientists say it is further evidence that modern-day global warming is the result of rising carbon dioxide emissions since the Industrial Revolution began. Associated Press