It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing of our dear friend, Carole Hart. Carole was an award-winning director, producer, writer who has left a wonderful legacy of important work. She began her career as one of the original writers of Sesame Street, then moved on to other programming for children, including the best-selling Free to Be…You and Me, a record album, book and television special with Marlo Thomas. She also produced a number of movies for television.
A few years ago, Carol gave us an interview about her recent work, a feature documentary entitled For the Next 7 Generations. The documentary tells the story of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers (shamans, medicine women, and healers) from all parts of the world who came together in 2004 to form a council: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Since then, they have traveled together around the world —from Dharmasala, India, to the Amazon Rain forest, to mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, and more. Carole and her cameras have accompanied these woman, documenting their travels, their prayers, and how they have touched and changed the lives of those around them.
In this podcast, Carole Hart speaks with Merryn Jose about the story behind the gathering of the Thirteen Grandmothers. She also discusses how the film, ‘The Next 7 Generations’, came to be. Carole talks about her extraordinary healing of a terminal illness. She focuses, however, on the production of the documentary, the profundity of the film, and more.
To download and listen to this podcast, click HERE.
For video clips of The Next 7 Generations, please visit www.youtube.com/carolehart