in the Age
of the Anthropocene
Is it naive to say that the world as we know it won’t end if we keep telling stories? Maybe not, if we reconsider the kinds of stories we tell. Ancient stories, myths, old tales—these kinds of stories hold something powerful. Call it bone memory, call it the deep, primordial part of ourselves, call it the voice that gossips with the wild, across species and across time. If we listen, we hear it calling. If we listen, we find ourselves deep in the forest, where a large white bear holds something we all desire. What journey lies ahead if we follow our deepest longing?
Every myth begins with the day
Every myth sets us on a journey.
In this moment of ecological crisis, when everything is changing every day, will we say yes to the
The Earth itself
thinks in myth.
There is an aliveness in it.
It speaks across species,
a form of ecological
that invites us
into the unknown forest.
To undertake a perilous journey requires courage
and service to
something bigger than us.
Stories that place only ourselves at the center
are doomed to fail us.
Not Just the Timebound
our souls can fall deeper.
Myths tenderize us
to make different decisions
about how we live.
|Producers||Adam Loften, Devin Tellatin & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee|
|Cinematography||Adam Loften & Jeremy Seifert|
|Editors||Adam Loften & Jeremy Seifert|
|Original Music||Matthew Atticus Berger, H. Scott Salinas & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee|
|Sound Recordist||Adam Loften|
|Sound Designer & Mixer||Matthew Mikkelsen|
|Color Grader||Chris Madera|
|Text adapted from
an interview with
|Graphic Design||Studio Airport|