Award-winning documentary Talking Story takes viewers on a captivating journey into the world of therapeutic, shamanism, plant drugs, and divination. Studying that many indigenous cultures are on the verge of shedding their medicinal vegetation, therapeutic traditions, and religious information because of habitat destruction, cultural assimilation, and globalization, filmmaker Marie-Rose Phan-Lê units out on what turns into a life-changing journey to document the disappearing traditions of genuine mystics and shamans, discovering her personal reward as a healer alongside the best way.
From Hawaii to the Himalayas, the movie follows Phan-Lê as she meets with healers and shamans, and transports viewers into a world of unique locations, esoteric practices, and sensible functions within the artwork of therapeutic. Whereas chronicling the lives, rituals, and knowledge of the elders she meets, Phan-Lê is shocked to expertise occasions that trigger her to emerge from behind the lens and to simply accept herself as a healer.
“Marie-Rose is a kind of uncommon people whose private story elevates our notion and expertise of our personal lives. Her journey by the world of esoteric healers and her personal expertise as a healer and religious information, instructed in Talking Story, her equally compelling movie and e-book, open a window into a extra significant and transcendent world that anybody searching for solutions will discover each astounding and inspiring.”
—Denise DiNovi, producer of Loopy Silly Love, The Fortunate One, Sisterhood of the Touring Pants, Little Ladies, Nightmare Earlier than Christmas, and Edward Scissorhands
“Eleven years could have appeared like a very long time to finish a movie, however it’s clear that each one the hassle put into the journey and the expertise being with and studying from distinctive healers was totally well worth the effort. The private journey is so generously and fantastically shared. This movie is a present.”
—Flo Stone, president and founding father of Environmental Movie Competition
“It’s uncommon to see a movie that’s full of such wealthy spirituality but delivered in such a human means. Talking Story is such a movie. It held a fantastic steadiness of each worlds, which is never achieved on display. I fell in love with it from the start and have instructed all my particular pals it is a movie to see.”
—Rebecca Ingram, acquisitions supervisor at ScreenZone
“Some filmmakers discuss concerning the religious journey, however Talking Story places you on the street with all of the vacationers. Marie-Rose takes the heroine’s journey to a brand new degree and we’re invited to stroll alongside her. The end result has a profound impression on her life and equally, on every of us.”
—David Skinner, govt producer of Outsourced, Smoke Indicators, and Skeleton Key
“Life is full of marvel, most of it constructed upon the previous and how the previous impacts the current. Understanding indigenous tribes, greedy historical past, and comprehending each religious and medicinal therapeutic is essential to mankind’s progress. M-R is taking us there by discovering her personal therapeutic powers, learning cultures to make herself a stronger healer and preserving that which has come earlier than her. By way of the storyline of non-public development, Talking Story educates the viewer on the mysteries of healers from around the globe. That is greater than a documentary; it’s a courageous and inspiring journey of non-public discovery.”
—George W. Perkins, govt producer of Determined Housewives and Rake