KARUNÃ (in both Sanskrit and Pali) is generally translated as compassion. It is part of the spiritual path of both Buddhism and Jainism. In “Island” a novel by Aldous Huxley (his last) Minah birds were trained to repeat ‘Karuna’ in order to make humans aware of what is really important. Inspired by the book and its violent ending, this film should be seen as a Minah bird of sorts, reminding people of all the nameless victims and atrocities committed in the name of progress, religion and civilization.
directed and edited by Joana Linda
with Sara Graça, Francisco Nascimento, Sónia Baptista, Rickybaby Moreira
narrator: joana linda
sound: Diogo Melo, Joana Linda
text: excerpt from the book ‘Island’ by Aldous Huxley
(speech by Gypsy Taub)
Body freedom activists and psychedelic advocates staged a legalization rally and a nude love parade at the City Hall in San Francisco with a march through Haight Street.