Creativity

Discover how cultural traditions and art forms create meaningful relationships between individuals, communities, and the living world.

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The Art of Weaving
Homesteader Jessica Green shares the deeply rooted tradition of weaving and artisanship in Appalachia.
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Awana
Meet Quechua women weavers in the remote town of Patacancha in the south of Peru.
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The Canoe Maker

Master carver Joe Martin, one of the few traditional craftsmen left, makes dugout canoes used by his people, the Pacific Northwest Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.

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The Man is the Music

Atlanta-based artist and musician Lonnie Holley finds healing in the transformative power of art. 
 

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The Offering

Quechua dancers perform a pre-celebration ritual associated with Peru's unique Quechua Danza de Tijeras, or “Scissor Dance."

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Soleá
Set in Seville, Spain, this short film follows a day in the life of flamenco guitarist Juan Ramírez. Through his eyes, we experience Soleá—the mother of …
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The Beauty of Craft
Explore the creative process with master artists and craftspeople in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their works are examples of how locally-made goods and services …
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The Art of Making Wool
Mimi Luebbermann raises sheep at Windrush Farm in Petaluma, California, where she works to educate the public about wool and fiber arts. In our audio interview, …
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Silent Crescendo
In this intimate portrait, artist Slobodan Dan Paich follows his daily ritual of creating simple drawings with tea and ink.
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Laugh Clown Laugh
This film by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee offers a portrait of the role of the clown, with Reinhard "Filou" Horstkotte.
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Minka
This short film chronicles the restoration of a remarkable Japanese farmhouse and the memories it contains.
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