Thursday Club: Aluna Film Screening

Thursday 25 November 2021

Aluna is made by and with the Kogi people, a genuine lost civilization hidden on an isolated triangular pyramid mountain in the Sierra Nevad


The Kogi, an aboriginal people of Colombia, believe that they know how humanity can survive. The tribe that lives in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta warned the world, through a film, as early as twenty years ago of people destroying the earth. The film was a BBC documentary called From the Heart of the World that was directed by Alan Ereira and attracted a great deal of attention. The documentary was also shown at the UN conference on the environment in Rio de Janeiro. However, the thoughts of the tribe were soon forgotten.

Now Ereira makes the concerns of the Kogi visible again, this time in an illustrative form: by showing the global destruction of the environment in miniature. The Kogi travel on the Columbian coast, showing how human actions have changed the cycle of Nature, led to extinction of animal species and affected our everyday lives.