Film Fest: Green Shorts and Green Edibles Tonight

Posted by Trish Riley, March 25, 2010

Thursday, March 25

Numen, defined as the animating force in nature, is a documentary film focusing on the healing power of plants and the natural world. Featuring stunning footage of medicinal plants and thought-provoking interviews, the film calls for a re-awakening of traditional knowledge about plants and their uses. Numen is for herbalists, gardeners, medical practitioners, plant lovers – and everyone concerned about human and environmental health. A primary objective of Numen is to bring the same awareness to medicine and the medical industry that the organic food movement has brought to food and the food industry. The film presents a sobering view of conventional healthcare and the dangers of environmental insults, as well as a vision of safe, effective and sustainable medicine. It offers stories about how individuals have improved their own health and well-being and provides concrete steps for viewers to do so as well. Most broadly, the film encourages viewers to think deeply about the sources of their medicine and how their healthcare choices affect themselves and the larger web of life. It inspires us all to deepen our relationship with the natural world and reminds us of the healing made possible by re-embracing our place in the wider web of life.

1hr 35min/ USA/ NR
[Watch the trailer]