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A Thousand Suns

Food, ecology and religion in the 21st century
2009 | 27 min | Recommended min. age: 12 y

“A Thousand Suns” tells the story of unique worldview held by the people of the Gamo Highlands in the African Rift Valley. This isolated area has remained remarkably intact both biologically and culturally. It is one of the most densely populated rural regions of Africa yet its people have been farming sustainably for 10,000 years.

Shot in Ethiopia, New York and Kenya, the film explores the modern world’s untenable sense of separation from and superiority over nature and how the interconnected worldview of the Gamo people is fundamental in achieving long-term sustainability, both in the Africa and beyond.

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