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Free Healing Movie Series

Second Sunday Free Healing Film Series

Samaritan Counseling Center hosts a free healing film series every second Sunday of the month. A 45 minute discussion follows these monthly presentations. The discussion is facilitated by Mike Meyer, MSW, CADCI, QMHP, and is led towards healing themes in the film in addition to networking and sharing ideas with others. RSVP's are required, room is limited. Films are held near the Lloyd Center in he NE at Samaritan Counseling Center.

Please e-mail Mike at [email protected] for more information, exact location, and to reserve a spot. Snacks will be provided.

Sunday, February 8, 2009 7 pm – Ashes and Snow

Gregory Colbert's Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project that weaves together photographic works, 35mm films, art installations and a novel in letters. With profound patience and an unswerving commitment to the expressive and artistic nature of animals, he has captured extraordinary interactions between humans and animals.

Colbert, who calls animals "nature's living masterpieces," chose to film animals in their native habitats in an effort to be true to each animal's voice. The film can be viewed as a work of art as well as a poetic field study. The film was edited by two-time Oscar winner Pietro Scalia. It is narrated by Laurence Fishburne, and the musical collaborators include Michael Brook, David Darling, Heiner Goebbels, Lisa Gerrard, Lukas Foss, Nusrat Fateh, Ali Kahn, and Djivan Gasparyan.

Colbert traveled to such places as India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Dominica, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tonga, Namibia and Antarctica to film and photograph wondrous interactions between human beings and animals. The list of animals includes: Asian elephants, Sperm whales, Humpback whales, Royal eagles, Manatees, Peregrine falcons, Gyr falcons, Elands, Baboons, Cheetahs, Meerkats, African wild dogs, Pilot whales, Harris hawks, Sacred ibis, Antigone cranes, Caracals, Orangutans, Rhinoceros hornbills, Gibbons, Saltwater crocodiles, Samba deer, Jaguars, Ocelots, Kinkajous, Tyras, Anteaters, Jabiru storks, Tapirs, Grey foxes, and Margays.

In 2002, he launched the Ashes and Snow exhibition in Italy at the Venice Arsenale, a 125,000-square-foot 15th-century shipyard owned by the Italian navy. It was the largest solo exhibition ever mounted in Italy. The Nomadic Museum debuted with the opening of Ashes and Snow in New York on the Hudson River's Pier 54, and subsequently migrated to Santa Monica, California.

More than one million people have attended the show since the beginning of its journey in Venice. The project has been embraced by a general as well as a critical audience, and Gregory Colbert received the 2005 Lucie Award for Curator of the Year for the Ashes and Snow installation at the Nomadic Museum in New York