BFFE - Wake up Earth + De Boeddha Hier en Nu
Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has a revolutionary proposal to tackle the climate problem. "The way out is in," he states. "The way out of climate change is inside each of us."
His invitation is to stop: to stop running and to take a good look at what is really going on; to what our visions are, on which we base our behaviour, how our thought patterns and our emotions work, and why we are climatologically in trouble. In silence, we can better understand ourselves and the earth. In Wake Up Earth we follow two young people, a Brasilian banker and a British activist, during a stressful period in their lives. Will they be able to save the earth – beginning with(in) themselves?
Screened with De Boeddha hier en nu, a personal and poetic film as a contemporary reflection on the life and teachings of the Buddha. The film is like a haiku, where casual images become extraordinary as an expression of an inner experience of reality. Metaphors and classical images alternate. The story about the life of the Buddha is written and narrated by Matthijs Schouten.
With Q&A with the directors (Wouter Verhoeven, Alice Helenklaken).