Jean Malaurie (Geomorphologist and Writer)
Reel Duration: 25’26” (In French)
In this reel, Jean Malaurie brings out the genesis and outline of his thinking (“Pensee Sauvage” “Wild Thinking”) as well as the profile of an Inuit Philosophy based on the sharing of resources among the collectivity and an immanent relation with Nature; all still very prevalent today.
For more on Jean Malaurie, see in film page, the documentary
INUIT LANDS The Melting point shot in 2012/2013 and completed in late 2015.
It is a tribute to Jean Malaurie life time work on the Arctic people.
Charmaine Whiteface (Scientist and Writer)
Rapid City. South Dakota, USA
Reel Duration: 13’49”
Charmaine White Face, or Zumila Wobaga, is an Oglala Tetuwan (Lakota speaker) from the Oceti (Great Sioux Nation) in North America.
She is known for her work in support of Native American rights, in particular as coordinator of the Defenders of the Black Hills, a volunteer environmental organization centered on efforts to encourage the United States government to honor the Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868 and address the issues of old abandoned mines ( Gold and Uranium).
She also works at the international level in support of recognition of human rights of indigenous peoples all over the world. She is the spokesperson for the Sioux Nation Treaty Council established in 1894.
She has worked to preserve Bear Butte on monitoring of abandoned uranium mines , on “environmental remediation of hazardous waste ponds and in the anti- nuclear power movement.
Charmaine Whiteface is also a columnist and freelance writer who has written for Indian Country today, the Rapid City Journal , the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and The Lakota Journal, and is a grandmother.
Gardea Christian (former Marine/ Fitness Trainer)
New York City. USA
Reel duration: 7’04”
Gardea Christian, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Afghanistan from 2012-2014 where he operated in the Helmand Province.
Today, Gardea lives in New York and is a fitness trainer with Trifecta.
In this excerpt Gardea addresses the issues of police training, police brutality, systematic racism and white privilege.
Eric Baret (Speaker and Writer)
Reel Duration: 12’13”
Encountering life through the light of Kashmiri Tantra.
Shaped and sustained by the non dual tradition of Kashmir Shivaism, Eric Baret’s words take us back to the simple observation of our felt sense of emotion and ultimately, to pure listening.
This allows a liberating realization that the root of suffering is an illusion, and all claims to knowledge are a pretense.
The dialogues recorded in these conversations are about the rituals of Theyyam in Kerala India (see In production page( https://patrickmorell.com/in-production/ and an invitation to celebrate life in the present moment, free from the fear of an imaginary future.
In the words of Eric Baret “You don’t need anything in life, because it all ends in the present moment. You do not have the time to build a conscious life. You cannot become anything.”
Heide Hatry (Conceptual Artist)
New York City. USA
Reel Duration: 20’01”
Heide Hatry (born in 1965) is a New York City and Berlin based German neo-conceptual artist, curator and editor. Her work, often either body-related or employing animal flesh and organs has aroused controversy and has been considered horrific, repulsive or sensationalist by some critics, while others have hailed her as an
“imaginative provocateur,”“a force of nature…, an artist and a humanist who is making a selfless contribution to life,” and an artist whose works provoke a “reaction akin to having witnessed a murder.”
Her work bears conceptual (and material) similarities to that of Joseph Beuys, Damien Hirst, Dieter Roth, Jana Sterbak, and Louise Bourgeois.
Stefan Stux (Art Gallery Founder and Curator)
Stefan Stux (Founder of Stux gallery)
New York City. USA
Reel Duration: 9’21”
This interview with Stefan Stux was recorded in 2017 at the Stux Gallery in New York during the exhibit titled
“ Material Reality” by German born, New York based artist Heide Hatry.
Here, Stefan recounts his origins in Eastern Europe and what became his main motivation to become an art curator and dealer.
“So, for me, the idea of freedom of expression became something strong and personal. It was a visceral physical matter to me.
When the Nazis started in the 1930s nobody spoke out.”
Stefan Stux was born in 1942, in Eastern Europe.
He founded the Stux Gallery in New York in 1980.
Stux Gallery shows a diverse group of artists, drawn from a broad international spectrum including the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. The gallery highlights work by mid-career, established, and emerging artists that challenges traditional notions of genre and medium, often with a deep conceptual bent.
Sarah Lyberth (Inuit Actress)
Reel Duration: 15’10”
Sarah Lybert was raised in the Uummannaq Children’s home in west Greenland and became the main actress in the film INUK directed by Mike Magidson and co-written by Magidson, Ole Jørgen Hammeken and anthropologist Jean-Michel Huctin.
The film was co- produced by Ann Andreasen, the Director of the Children Home in Uummannaq.
In this excerpt Sarah, in her native language, describes her journey from the Children’s Home to “Inuk”, the world acclaimed film.
Malik Lovstrom (Inuit Musician)
Reel Duration: 11’45”
Malik Lovstrom is a native Inuit from Uummanaq.
He comes from a broken family as many young Inuit in Greenland, in these “Modern Times”.
In this excerpt he shares his feelings about suicide and music.
Malik is also featured in the documentary : “Inuit Lands the Melting Point”