A Sense of Belogging

A Sense of Belogging

Deconstructing the history of logging on Cortes into a metaphor for decolonization, writer/producer Brittany Baxter presents this collage of moments from over the past 150 years, each containing important clues to how our community is transforming in response to our growing desire to belong to each other and to the land. Episode #10: A Sense of Belogging by Brittany Baxter | Deep Roots http://rest.s3for.me/deep-roots/A+Sense+of+Belogging.mp3 Acknowledgements Special thank you to the Cortes Island Museum and Archives for the clip of Alan Robertson talking about the early days of logging on Cortes. Thanks also to Dan Pierce (director of Heartwood) for his recordings from the frontlines of the Cortes logging blockades. Huge bunches of roses to Kevin and Georgina for sharing their inspiring love story, to Martha Abelson, and to Sheena Fayowski, Mercedes Grant, Loni Taylor, Travis Pawlak for their voices. Music from John Watts, Axletree, Blue Dot Sessions, Lauki, and Myriadar....
Stuff

Stuff

Our material world is obsessed with acquiring and accumulating stuff. But how much do we all really need? Morgan Tams looks for options and solutions to this omnipresent conundrum. Episode #9: Stuff by Morgan Tams | Deep Roots http://rest.s3for.me/deep-roots/Stuff.mp3 Acknowledgements The producers would like to express a sincere thank you to all the interviewees for the donation of their time and the sharing of their histories. Your contributions are the heart and soul of this project. Thanks to the Deep Roots Team, supporters, participants and interviewees. Featuring: Bryan Pfeifle, Bruce Ellingsen, Dova Wiltshire, Max Thaysen, Patricia LaRoux, Noba Anderson, the Free Store Volunteers and many friends....
A Reshuffling Of Atoms

A Reshuffling Of Atoms

Why are we so afraid of death and how do we prepare for it? For something that’s inevitable we sure do our best to avoid it. Mercedes Grant takes us on a personal journey of grief and resolution. Episode #7: A Reshuffling Of Atoms by Mercedes Grant | Deep Roots http://rest.s3for.me/deep-roots/A+Reshuffling+of+Atoms.mp3...
The Energetic Forest

The Energetic Forest

An Energenic Forest? “Do trees communicate? Do they look after each other and other species? Story Producer Rick Bockner unearths a sophisticated network of co-dependent life forces, below and above our feet. “Every year, millions of people go to the forests to hike, camp, gather foods and medicines, and to renew themselves.We instinctively respond to the presence of trees, especially old ones, by slowing down, and becoming more silent, and Time slows and we begin to see things we had not considered before. Imagine the patience of trees.” “Current research, as well as ancient knowledge, tells us that our lives are dependent on, and intertwined with trees. In this documentary we will explore forests as parallel communities to ours. This is more literally true than you might expect.” Episode #6: The Energetic Forest by Rick Bockner | Deep Roots http://rest.s3for.me/deep-roots/The+Energetic+Forest.mp3 Interviews with: John Lewis, an elder from the Sliammon Band of the Coast Salish First Nation, Dr. Steven Aung, a Buddhist teacher, medical professor, and Chinese Medicine practitioner, Ivan Rosypskye, a Heiltsuk artist, carver and bark weaver from Bella Bella, Paul Stamets, a mycologist, visionary, and fungus researcher. Each of them holds a unique perspective on the forest. Together they become one voice for change in our most basic assumptions about trees and tree communities. Top Photo Credit: Cathedral Grove by Sang Trinh via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...
Owl Wisdom

Owl Wisdom

Decades after a nearly unspeakable family tragedy, family members gain insight from what  appears to be a chance encounter,  later revealing itself as an auspicious message. Episode #5: Owl Wisdom by Annie Rosenberg | Deep Roots http://rest.s3for.me/deep-roots/Owl+Wisdom.mp3 Thank you to Cortes Community Radio Deep Roots Steering Committee and Staff. I’d like to give a special word of thanks to David Rousseau and to Greg Osoba for their encouragement and support in bringing this story to life. Grady Cooligan also made this story come alive with his sound expertise. Thank you for your support and your talent. My MacKenzie family (whom I deeply love) generously gave me permission to tell all of this story. Thank you to the many wise women on Cortes Island (including Naomi Hayter and Denise Gibbons) for continuing to show me the way to a richer and more meaningful life. Top photo credit: Barn Owl by Matt Tillett via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...