Jul 19, 2012

i can't move the mountains for you.

Last night I caught a glimpse of  a really stellar documentary called "This Way of Life." The film pretty much depicts the lives of Peter Karena,a horse whisper/hunter, his wife Colleen, their six children, and their struggle to maintain a simple and natural lifestyle in the Rauhine Ranges of New Zealand. Left profitless after their fifty horses are stolen, and homeless when a supposed "enemy" ( I uses this term lightly) sets their home on fire, the family must adapted to a new, more modern, "capitalist" way of life.

The film focuses a lot on the idea of family and relationships between people, nature, and animals. I became enchanted by the Karena children and this unbelievable intimacy they had with the wild. Completely unafraid the children race their massive stallions on a near by beach. They spend their days helping their father and mother clean, hunt, prepare food, and care of the horses and other animals. 

And while I was only able to catch the last forty minutes of the film, I can not wait till it airs again! It is really refreshing to see that somewhere tucked behind all the city dirt and factory smoke, there is still a glimpse of organic life. REAL TALK
So for all of you who have not watched "This Way of Life," make sure to check the Documentary Channel for the latest showings...or just buy it on DVD! I am sure you will LOVE it...and if you don't YOU ARE A LOSER AND PROBABLY DO NOT HAVE ANY FRIENDS BECAUSE YOU SMELL...what am I saying....there is no if!

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