December 16, 2011

This has been the year of filming. ALUNA started shooting in July. When it was all over, we took the finished film for review to the Kogi. The Mamas approved but said that the film did not end correctly – there needed to be a vision of a positive future, or the exercise was pointless. […]


Professor Richard Ellis Meets the Kogi – En Espanol

July 27, 2011

MI ENCUENTRO con el MAMA SHIBULATA en el Observatorio de la Universidad de Londres, ciertamente ha sido un evento memorable (por Richard Ellis, Steele Professor of Astronomy, Caltech – Julio 2011). Soy un astrónomo profesional que se dedica ha observar el universo distante a través de telescopios terrestres y  del Hubble Space. Me preguntaba como […]


Steele Professor, Astronomy, Caltech, USA Meets the Kogi in London

July 13, 2011

“My meeting at the University of London Observatory with Mama Shibulata was certainly a memorable occasion. I am a professional astronomer who observes the distant Universe using large ground-based telescopes and the Hubble Space Telescope.  How could a senior representative of the Kogi tribe in the remote mountains of Colombia possibly appreciate how astronomers try […]


Historic encounter to take place in London

June 24, 2011

Early in July three of the Kogi people will travel from the Sierra Nevada in Colombia to London to collect the 250 miles of golden thread that they will unreel as a physical trace of the black spiritual line they believe connects all living and all natural things. Mamo Shibulata, a senior Kogi philosopher and […]


Why Aluna?

June 21, 2011

ALUNA is a movie documentary sequel to the 1990 feature-length BBC TV documentary made with the Kogi, “From the Heart of the World: The Elder Bothers’ Warning”.  It is the Kogis’ intention to change the future of the world by changing our understanding of nature itself. The film follows a group of indigenous people as […]