I have been writing the script for the documentary, and was thinking about what some of our modern concerns are.
Some are obvious – climate change, globalization, overpopulation, poverty, hunger. The energy crisis.
Some are psychological – detachment from nature, from experience and spirituality.
Others are more subtle – paranoia from being sardined into ever bulging cities, loss of individuality, loneliness, lack of kinship groups. A rift between art and our modern concerns and the “media.” The constant changing economic landscape where the old ways continue to be squeezed.
Of course there is the universal human question of – why are we here?
I feel that somewhere at the bottom of this is something crucial, and that can be worded simply, and can’t quite put my finger on it.
Please anyone with any ideas please share!