CALL OF THE HUMMINGBIRD (Alice Klein, Canada). 62 minutes. Sunday (April 22), 4 pm, Bloor; April 29, 7:30 pm, ROM. Rating: NNN Rating: NNN
When 1,000 earth lovers get together in rural Brazil to live in harmony with nature, NOW's Alice Klein is there to record the difficulties of making their utopian dream a reality.
The well-meaning collective's need to find daily structure plagues them. Nature herself imposes scorching heat, torrential downpours and infectious flies. Garbage is just one challenge on the path to cooperation without hierarchy.
Visually captivating and with a very personal narration, Call Of The Hummingbird offers alternative ideas for our consumer-driven society but no shortcut to heaven on earth before the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012.