KIVA | The Call of the Wisdom Keepers
A film by Marijke Kodden & Jaap Verhoeven. Produced by Marijke Kodden & Rakinah Buttner.
We are very happy to present, together with Marijke Kodden, the beautiful KIVA documentary and support her and her team in bringing this important message of KIVA to the world!
With special guests:
* Ymyenayare Karinje Elder (Suriname)
* Dymphi Peeters | Medicine Music
Marijke Kodden started filming at the unique KIVA ceremonies in Holland in 2018 and travelled to the KIVA in Mexico, India and back to KIVA Holland in 2019. Many Wisdom Keepers were interviewed and together with best friend Rakinah Buttner and Jaap Verhoeven (who got involved in 2021 and joined at KIVA Germany) a hopeful documentary was created, as the KIVA shows us how we can heal our relationship with the Earth!
Synopsis: In 1968, medicine man Raymundo Tigre Perez (Mexico/USA) had a vision.
He saw indigenous Wisdom Keepers from all over the world united in a circular pit - with a fire in the heart - performing a ceremony. A spiritual ceremony for the earth, for peace and well-being of all living beings.
Only later did he discover that this was a KIVA, an ancient ceremony already used by the Anasazi 3000 years ago. Hundreds of native Wisdom Keepers answered his call and these KIVA ceremonies have been taking place around the world for more than 30 years. The KIVA ceremony is a collective call from the entire indigenous population: they have never lost touch with nature and with their ancient wisdom they can lead us to a more connected and sustainable way of life!
In this documentary we get a unique view of the KIVA ceremony, where indigenous Wisdom Keepers gather around a sacred fire and express their love via prayers, ancient rituals, songs and dance. But they also share their concern about the care for Mother Nature and humanity! Because of the moving prayers and the impressive conversations with the Wisdom Keepers – the viewer is invited to reflect upon how to heal our relationship with the Earth. ‘Because she is crying and is calling her children home!’
And so the Wisdom Keepers carry out their final call through KIVA ceremonies all over the world. At the same time they bring healing and solutions through their ancient rituals, prayers and indigenous wisdom.
To get a first impression, here a short aftermovie of KIVA Mexico: https://youtu.be/tkcyMX9g1B4
* Ymyenayare – Karinja Elder (Suriname)
Dutch / Italian / Surinamese - Indigenous Karinja descent. Co-founder of the former Surinamese Indigenous youth association Wayamu and Stg Kumaka in Amsterdam. Former Chairman Stg Kumaka. Kumaka's objectives included spreading and preserving indigenous cultures of the Americas; with in particular those of Suriname and French Guiana through workshops, exhibitions and social activities. Also: musician, painter and storyteller
* Dymphi Peeters
Dymphi Peeters is a musical channel who bridges this world and other dimensions. She channels light codes and activations through voice, music and sounds with the aim of bringing people home to themselves. She creates medicine music inspired by world music fusion. As a coach she helps people in their personal development with their voice and sound as an entrance.
This film is supported by www.heartfire.nl
Sunday 22 January 2023 van 15:00 tot 18:00
Cinecenter (Zaal 1) , Lijnbaansgracht 236, 1017 PH Amsterdam, Nederland