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Breath of Life – Our Future. Our Planet. Our Life.

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Breath of Life reveals why we modern humans are in denial about catastrophes of our own making that could come to pass sooner than we think. And although there are quite a few PhD’s in the movie, it is the straight talk of farmers in the drought stricken western United States and the experience and wisdom of Hawaiians from the most isolated place on earth that show us the way back to a more honest and authentic relationship with the world and reality.

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We asked filmmaker Susan Kucera about the film and its inspiration:

As a filmmaker I was asked to go out in the world and make a film about why people are either in denial or not doing anything in the face of environmental challenges on the horizon. I interviewed some of the worlds leading evolutionary scientists, psychologists and anthropologists and much of what they spoke about all pointed back to the Hawaiian Culture as a symbol for the rest of the world of what has worked.
 Gene/culture co-evolution of a group of people who learned how to work together and see life as something continuous, where everything you do matters for the generations coming after (of course there is much more!)
As a storyteller, I interwove this beautiful story Vene told centered around the work on the fishpond. People who have never been to Hawaii, who have seen the film, see themselves in Vene and have found this revelatory in their personal lives.
The idea was sparked when I first interviewed Kimokeo and I can see, it is the story we tell ourselves that often keeps us from, not only being happy personally, but doing good works with others. We are so far removed in our everyday lives to the land and the water we forget about reality as well. We are often stuck in a matrix of our own making.
The film explains why this is and points to the path forward that of course many here are already on.
 I am so proud to have been able make the film and so thankful for Kimokeo and Vene and the other tremendous people who contributed their time and energy to make it happen.
The film is one of the first documentaries to be screened in 4K, and I won’t be modest …  it is awesome and beautiful!

Spectacularly photographed in Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Hawaii, Breath of Life travels the globe in search of the truth behind what appears to be a looming environmental catastrophe. Everyone is telling us how we are destroying our world. BREATH OF LIFE is a film that shows us why. This stunning documentary transcends the usual experts and captures the mind-bending insight of the world’s greatest evolutionary scientists, down to earth farmers and Hawaiian wisdom keepers. It will change forever the way you view the world and provide a roadmap to the future you can actually use.

Breath of Life trailer from The site on Vimeo.

Breath of Life’ is a strikingly beautiful Film, A Masterpiece! Seen through the eyes of some of the world’s leading evolutionary biologists, futurists and thinkers, the fate of civilization, and how it is being formed via the structure of the human mind is eloquently expressed. It combines indigenous peoples wisdom with the emerging science of environmental psychology.

– Michael Bailey one of the original founders of Greenpeace

Maui Screening

May. 06, 2015 Kahalui, Hi,
7:00PM at Regal Maui Mall Megaplex

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About the Film Maker

Susan Kucera has been working in film since she was nine years old, first as a camera assistant creating science films with her father for Britannica films, then as a screenwriter and commercial director. One of the first owner/operators of the groundbreaking Red OneCamera she produced, wrote, directed and filmed Trading on Thin Air (2009), wrote, filmed, directed and co-produced For the Love of Tango (2014), directed, filmed and produced Breath of Life (2015). She currently films on the Red Epic Dragon.
To contact Susan Kucera please e-mail: [email protected]

Executive Producer
James Swift is a producer of feature films and documentaries, holds a PHD in Psychology and is a leader in building local food and farm initiatives needed for adaptation to a distressed and uncertain future.

Creative Consultant
Jay April, President/ CEO of Maui Community TV is a producer, director, video journalist and filmmaker whose work has been featured on many national networks and won awards from film festivals worldwide. Credits include: special correspondent to CNN’s Environmental Unit; the much acclaimed PBS series, The 90s; the successful start up of E! Entertainment Television.

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