In Service to Life - Mini Documentary
‘If you love something, you will learn what it takes to serve that life’.
Mini Documentary shot in 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Edited in Spring 2020.
We met Michael Cundick in September of 2019 in Salt Lake City. At the time we were travelling with our dear brother Izzi, in search of people that support the vision of our documentary project. We are focusing our lens primarily on how using indigenous wisdom as medicine can offer healing to all. Though not indigenous, Michael’s work offers a lot of healing to his community in the Salt Lake valley. Apart from being a musician, his political motivations to become Salt Lake City County Mayor with the Green Party of Utah, his tireless commitment to have people’s student loans ‘forgiven’, Michael’s primary focus in life is permaculture. His aspirations of harmonising with each other and the earth can be felt strong is this work. It’s here, where we’re coming back full circle, as the roots of permaculture can be found in indigenous land management.
Michael sais: ‘How do we most serve life? Permaculture is really just permanent and culture. Something that is sustaining indefinitely and that supports human life. I think all communities everywhere, when you get to the root of it, we want to have a permanent approach to serving life, in all of its variety. It’s not just about human life, we gotta find ourselves in that beautiful web of interrelations’.
We hope you will enjoy watching this film as much as we have enjoyed making it. The most special thanks go out to Izzi, as without you, dear bro, all this wouldn’t have happened.
Maya Rose: for donating the stunning tune ‘The mama song’. Do you make our hearts sing! More Info: https://mayarose.love/
OLOX: for donating a song as well. Check out their amazing music and catch them live if you didn’t yet. https://www.olox.life/
Learn more about ancestral wisdom: https://ancestralmedicinerevival.weebly.com
Follow Michael and on his way to Salt Lake City Mayor:
Michael’s own permaculture podcast ‘The Permanent Culture Podcast’ bit.ly/thepcpodcast