Welcome to Wakan Tanka Film
The inspiration for Wakan Tanka is our elders - those who have witnessed the passing of time and human impact on our planet.
Elders yearn to bridge the gap between the past and the present, to make youth today aware that our planet is capable of endlessly giving - if we learn to look after it.
Many elders have experienced a pristine planet with abundant biodiversity that the youth of today can only dream of. Wakan Tanka will provide a forum for elders and youth to learn from one another and build a stronger, more sustainable future for many generations to come. Now is the time to recognize the negative impacts of our consumer driven culture, now is the time for the greatest innovations humankind has ever created to save us. There is hope.
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Who Is Involved?
Wakan Tanka has been commissioned by the Institute for Sustainability Education & Action (I-SEA) a charitable non-profit based in Canada. I-SEA is working in partnership with UK social enterprise, non-profit company A Purpose for Life Foundation, who facilitate charitable contributions from the UK. The film is produced by Substantial Films Ltd.
The production team for this exciting project consists of several key figures from the individual organisations involved, all working together for a sustainable future.
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The Film in Brief
A creative and innovative documentary film featuring environmental and indigenous elders and experts, who share their heartfelt message about the relationship we have with our planet. This message is interwoven with the symbolic, fictional journey of a 13 year-old boy - a council of world-leading climate change activists give advice on how to avert the global crisis we face.
Shot in the style of a music video with numerous musical collaborators involved, Wakan Tanka is due for release in Spring 2013. Freely available to view via an online delivery platform.
Wakan Tanka is not only an educational film, but a portal of educational materials & resources including an ever expanding eco-action directory for Youth and Elders.
How You Can Contribute
You may wish to reflect your support of the film‘s message and help create positive change on the planet. You can do so by making a charitable contribution to the Institute for Sustainability Education & Action (I-SEA).
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Contact The Team
If you have any comments about the Wakan Tanka film project, or if you have a question that you would like to put to any of the organisations involved, please do not hesitate to contact us.
"Throughout human existence, elders have been the repository of experience, of knowledge painstakingly acquired over centuries about our origins, our purpose, and our destiny." - Dr. David Suzuki