|WHEN:||November 16, 2018, 7.30-9.30pm|
It's with immense joy that we welcome our wonderful guests from the US to host a community screening of the amazing documentary "Teach Me to Be WILD: A Story of Hurt Children & their Animal Healers" at the new home of the Museum of Happiness located at 42 Acres in Shoreditch! The feature-length (59 mins) film will be followed by a short dialogue and Q&A with the incredible filmmakers, Rajesh Krishnan, and Anne Veh. Everyone is welcome and the event is offered as a gift :)
The evening will conclude with a vegetarian potluck community dinner (contributions greatly received) :-)
We hope you can make it! :-) Sending love to you all!
About the Film:
Teach Me to Be WILD explores the work of a sanctuary in Northern California, where a team of injured, non-releasable wild animals become Wild-Teachers and are helping heal generations of hurt children (at-risk teens, justice-involved youth, foster kids and others). The traumatic histories of the creatures, who range from an Andean condor to a two-toed sloth, often parallel those of the at-risk children who visit. Unexpected and empathic connections have forged that ripple into stories of transformation.
Founded by Steve Karlin, a former park ranger and television personality whose greatest mentors were a 330-pound American black bear and a pair of robins, Wildlife Associates aims to recall us to our true place in Nature's web. Filmed over a period of three years with intimate access to the animals, their caregivers, workshop facilitators, and their spirited students, Teach Me to Be WILD captures the magic that transpires where wounded children and their Wild Teachers meet.
To learn more about the film and watch the trailer, please visit Teach Me to Be WILD website.
About the Film Makers:
Anne Veh is an independent art curator and a first-time filmmaker. She has anchored her life around service, kindness circles, and teaching meditation and yoga. For the last decade, she has been passionately working with artists and creators who are making a positive impact on our world. She is an active member of ServiceSpace and conducts kindness circles in Bay Area schools. She is also a contributing editor for Conversations.org. She lives with her husband and two children in Mill Valley, California.
Rajesh Krishnan is a technology entrepreneur in the San Francisco Bay Area who was led to filmmaking by his passion to preserve Sanatana Dharma's (Hinduism's) core philosophy of Vedanta and Vedic traditions. He has completed film, photography and multi-media projects to preserve the teachings of India's renowned philosopher-saint, Sri Adi Shankaracharya (Sringeri lineage). He has volunteered his time for film and photography projects for the United Nations Foundation for Women and other non-profit organizations.
|WHERE:||42 Acres, 66 Leonard St, London EC2A 4LW|