The screening will be followed by a discussion and circle ceremony with Andrea and Ojibway grandmother Kim Wheatley.
The film depicts the events from a gathering of First Nation people from both North America and Japan, who joined by volunteers from 13 countries, traveled 4,000 km along the Sea of Japan on a multicultural ceremonial run finishing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 50th commemoration of the atomic bomb. Filmmaker, Andrea Sadler, joined the run, with camera in hand, to document a remarkable physical and spiritual journey of a diverse group of all ages who carried the simple message, that ‘All Life is Sacred’. The film is a stunning lyrical portrait of people committed to promoting peace, encouraging respect for the earth and all life, and to sharing the rich cultural diversity of the human race. In addition to filmmaking, Andrea Sadler is an actress, voice artist, writer, narrator, Women’s Circle and Retreat Leader, and a Transformational Coach.
Kim Wheatley is an Ojibwe Anishinaabe Grandmother from Shawanaga First Nation Reserve located in Ontario, Canada. She is Turtle Clan and carries the spirit name Head or Leader of the Fireflower. She has appeared on TV, radio, and in many news articles connected to her passion for Indigenous Knowledge sharing. Kim has worked with over 34 First Nation communities, having organized many Indigenous events, and she has authored 4 books and has received multiple awards. Her work utilizes Traditional stories, songs, and teachings to generate meaningful relationships based on mutual understanding and respect for the earth.