Healing of Love Film & Discussion
Ian Mackenzie, Julia Maryanksa, John Wolfstone
Healing of Love shares the revolutionary research of Tamera Healing Biotope in Portugal, who have spent 40 years developing social practices and models for a new story of free love – love that is free from fear. They reveal the connection between the war in love and our collective crises unfolding across the planet – and how we must reawaken the village as the fundamental cell of an emerging peace culture.
Ian MacKenzie is an award-winning filmmaker & media activist based in Vancouver. His work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic TV, CBC Documentary, The Globe and Mail, Adbusters, and film festivals around the world. He co-produced Velcrow Ripper’s feature film Occupy Love (2013), and more recently released the short film Reactor (2013).Sacred Economics (2012) is one of his most popular web films, in collaboration with author Charles Eisenstein. Ian’s previous short The Revolution Is Love (2011) was named one of the top 10 Occupy films to watch 2011. His newest featured documentary Amplify Her, exploring the rising feminine in electronic music, will be released in 2016.
John Wolfstone is a new paradigm filmmaker, rites of passage guide and cultural designer
based in Northern California. Over the past 9 years, he has used filmmaking, the somatic arts, and community building as tools of conflict resolution and peacemaking in conflict zones from rural Guatemalan villages, to Middle Eastern refugee camps and inner cities in the U.S. In 2016, he co-founded the media collected, Re/Culture Media which is dedicated to telling the stories of the regenerative culture, and producing their latest feature, Healing of Love, about the revolutionary work of the Tamera Peace Research Village in Portugal. In addition John has produced three “love schools” on the West Coast in collaboration with Tamera. John presents his work internationally, and continues the research through curating events at the intersection of myth, ritual, and village, and regular community practice in Northern California. John also mentors youth part-time in Wilderness Rites of Passage in Oakland, California.
Julia is a filmmaker, photographer, performance artist and community builder based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A roving documentarian, she empowers the rising feminine movement across the globe through visual storytelling. From the darkness, co-producing films alongside Oscar nominated filmmakers about subjects such as child soldiers and Wikileaks – to the light, now making her first feature film called UNION about evolutionary love, alternative relationship paradigms and Burning Man culture. She is also multi-lingual, a Master NLP Practitioner, Orgasmic Meditator, and a Sensual Surrealism image maker.