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Imagine you’ve left the old story behind. You know, the one that takes for granted that Earth belongs to humans to exploit at will. You’ve started a hike into the unknown. There’s no map and for all you know you could be going in circles. But when you turn around and see the smog hanging over the world you left behind, you realize that even if you’re lost and without a map, you’re still on the right track.

Latest film released 

Crossing Borders

A documentary with Sousou & Maher Cissoko. 22 minutes. (Subtitles available in Swedish, English, French and Spanish).

At a young age Sousou, from a small town in southern Sweden, wanted to learn the West African instrument kora. After having met world renowned kora player Solo Cissoko at a concert, she gets invited to study the instrument with him and his family in Ziguinchor, Senegal. The youngest brother of this famous griot family is Maher Cissoko. The two meet and the rest, as they say, is history.

Crossing Borders is proper love story AND the first film of the Campfire Stories library to actually feature a campfire(!) The film was shot on location at Sousou & Maher’s creative space Jaliya Camp in Abene, Senegal during a retreat featuring yoga, West African dancing and kora music.

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Films Spotlight

A Tale from the Woods

A Tale from the Woods

Is it really “green” and “environmentally smart” to use clearcutting methods in forestry? Or is it an outdated, inefficient and heavily carbon-emitting practice that does not belong in a world already struggling with forest fires and a climate crisis?

One Poem to Catch it All

One Poem to Catch it All

A film about Ben Bushill and his poem “The One Puzzle”. An attempt to speak to us all, no matter our background, of the wondrous strangeness and simplicity of being a human on planet Earth. The film is part documentary, part “spoken word music video”.

An Unlearning (25 min)

An Unlearning (25 min)

My meeting with Charles Eisenstein, whose book “The Ascent of Humanity” helped me figure out what was “off” in this world, and how it could be instead.

Podcast Spotlight

Stephen Jenkinson on the Corona Crisis

Stephen Jenkinson on the Corona Crisis

Is the corona pandemic a horrific affliction or a golden opportunity? Or is it both? An interview with Stephen Jenkinson of the Orphan Wisdom School.

What is the Transition Movement?

What is the Transition Movement?

An interview with Rob Hopkins of the Transition Movement. Why it matters and what projects they’re doing in Totnes – the birthplace of it all.

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