Down to Earth | Film & discussion
- Start date
Thursday, 29 Nov 2018, 19:30
- End date
Thursday, 29 Nov 2018, 21:45
After more than a year running in cinemas, finally screened on campus. Join the 5-year trip of economist Rolf Winters and his family and who it changes their lives and that of many others.
Join our screening of the “Down to Earth” at Erasmus Paviljoen on November 29th! Together with Erasmus Sustainability Hub, we are excited to invite you to show you this empowering documentary, which follows a London family breaking away from society and seeking a new perspective on live.
Business economist Rolf Winters and his family go on a 5-year journey to discover the wisdom of the “Earth Keepers.” All they have: a backpack and cameras, no crew or production team. During their trip, the family meets several indigenous communities who still live in harmony with nature, far off from any technologies and modern societies.
Down to earth is more than a film. It is a mirror to humanity, a reflection on our civilised world and a means to remind us of our responsibility for and connection with the earth. It advocates people-powered change towards a better and more sustainable future. The “Earth Keepers” that family Winters/Heinen discovers during their travel teach us that we don’t have to wait for systems or leaders to change the status quo. Instead, we can start initiatives and make a difference ourselves!
To guide you on this path, Frank Oddens and Pieter-Paul van Beek (EUR alumni & ex-CEO of CCS) will lead an interactive discussion about conscious leadership. Both are involved with the documentary Down to Earth, and Frank even got the chance to visit some of the indigenous communities from the documentary on a 7-day trip together with the director
After the discussion panel, we would like to invite you to Café in de Smitse to have a drink with us and talk more about the movie! You’ll also get the chance to ask more questions to Frank Oddens and Pieter-Paul van Beek, as they will probably join us for some drinks!