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If we were to truly see each other from behind the folly of our own opinion, we might recognize that we are all intrinsically connected. That we each belong, without condition. And with such experience, everything might change.
Living through the protracted experience of dispossession, Jeff Mitchell alongside others has seen a way through the pain of generations. Some in the Klamath Basin have a collective realization that when one truly knows another there is the vast possibility to transform everything.
'... a fundamentalist is a person who considers whether a fact is acceptable to their faith before they explore it.' This is perhaps what so many of us do with the conversations that fill our everyday. And it raises questions. A film about the nature of curiosity starring the ever curious Seth Godin.
Nic once made a film of Dominic Miller, Sting’s guitarist of nearly 20 years. Dominic turned to Nic and said ‘You play the guitar, why don’t you record your own film music?’ From that moment Nic has written and recorded all the tracks that back his films. The guitar has become a subtle but integral part of the experience of the film.
‘… and they call me a migrant. And they call me a thief. And they call me a beggar man. An asylum seeker. And I was once a teacher. I was once a family man. I was once a dreamer. A community leader. I’ve seen friends and family all scattered and broken. And we don’t know why the cruelty keeps raging.
Nic's methodology is quite unique. To my experience he combines mastery of film making with an age old process sometimes called diatic. His work reveals what is below the surface of common understanding. An essence sometimes called love, or consciousness, or grace.