In 1989, Onaway provided financial support to Alan Ereira for the writing of the ‘The Heart of the World’. Once again, Onaway is delighted to lend it’s support to the message of the KOGI, by supporting the making of Aluna the Movie.
The KOGI are a genuine lost civilization hidden on an isolated triangular pyramid mountain in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, nearly five miles high, on the Colombian-Caribbean coast.
ALUNA is being made by and with the KOGI. The Kogi say that without thought, nothing could exist. This is a problem, because we are not just plundering the world, we are dumbing it down, destroying both the physical structure and the thought underpinning existence. The Kogi believe that they live in order to care for the world and keep its natural order functioning, but they recognized some years ago that this task was being made impossible by our mining and deforestation. In 1990 they emerged to work with Alan Ereira, making a 90-minute film for BBC1 in which they dramatically warned of our need to change course. Then they withdrew again…
The first film had a stunning global impact, and is now probably the most celebrated film ever made about a tribal people. It was repeated on BBC2 immediately after its first showing, and then in many other countries – some 30 times in the US last year, not bad for a 20-year-old documentary!
aluna the movie
ALUNA is a documentary, but is very different in style from our last effort in 1990, “From the Heart of the World”. That was simply a televised warning that we need to be less greedy, to plunder less from the earth. They recognize that things are now worse, that we are rapidly approaching catastrophe. They want to show us how they see the structure of life of earth actually works, and enable us to see into the heart of the danger. They want to introduce us to ALUNA, the mind inside nature.