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In the Oak-dotted countryside of Southern Portugal lies the Tamera Healing Biotope, one of Earth’s most radical social experiments in human futurism.

To become capable of love, we must develop a system of life in which real trust between people arises and grows. It is this trust that opens the heart and the body, dissolves the body armor and heals the soul.

— Deiter Duhm, Tamera co-founder

Tamera began in the “Free Love” utopian movements of the 1960’s and 70’s, building upon the insight that the liberation of love is not just a romantic notion, but the seed of the deepest political revolution of our time. Now, 40 years later, in an era of #metoo, political unrest and mounting ecological crisis - where extinction could be our collective future - Tamera’s research provides a regenerative model for a post-capitalist society, rooted in trust and transparency.

LOVE SCHOOL is a mythic ethnography that reveals the depths of Tamera’s research for the first time. Filmed over four years with unprecedented access, and viewed through the perspective of key global allies, this feature documentary will accelerate the seeds of a planetary awakening.

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THE FILMMAKERS

IAN MACKENZIE / CO-DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / EDITOR

Ian MacKenzie is an award-winning filmmaker & media activist based in Vancouver. His work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic TV, CBC Documentary, The Globe and Mail, Adbusters, and film festivals around the world. He co-produced Velcrow Ripper’s feature film Occupy Love (2013), and more recently released the short film Reactor (2013).Sacred Economics (2012) is one of his most popular web films, in collaboration with author Charles Eisenstein. Ian’s previous short The Revolution Is Love (2011) was named one of the top 10 Occupy films to watch 2011.  His newest featured documentary Amplify Her, exploring the rising feminine in electronic music, will be released in 2016.

JOHN WOLFSTONE / CO-DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / EDITOR

John Wolfstone is a filmmaker, ritualist, wilderness rites-of-passage guide, emergence facilitator and sacred clown focused on the work of cultural redemption. Over the past 10 years, he has wielded these tools in service to restorative justice, ancestral healing and peace building in conflict zones from rural Guatemalan villages, to Middle Eastern refugee camps and inner cities in the U.S. He has studied intensively the 8 Shields Cultural Regeneration model, been a scholar at the Orphan Wisdom School, trained with Weaving Earth Relational Education, and been a long-term student, and trainee of the Tamera Love School and Healing Biotope Education. He has three times been awarded Moishe House grants to facilitate Jewish community gatherings on Ancestral reckoning, Kabbalistic Love, and Re/collecting the Village. In addition, he has been producing new paradigm films and events through his media collaborative, Re/Culture Media.

JULIA MARYANSKA / PRODUCER

Julia is a filmmaker, photographer, performance artist and community builder based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A roving documentarian, she empowers the rising feminine movement across the globe through visual storytelling. From the darkness, co-producing films alongside Oscar nominated filmmakers about subjects such as child soldiers and Wikileaks – to the light, now making her first feature film called UNION about evolutionary love, alternative relationship paradigms and Burning Man culture. She is also multi-lingual, a Master NLP Practitioner, Orgasmic Meditator, and a Sensual Surrealism image maker.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

NAMASTE FOUNDATION

Supporting exceptional nonprofits in their inspiring pursuits of a more beautiful world. Learn more at Namaste.org

GRACE FOUNDATION

In response to the current global crisis The Grace Foundation raises funds and engages people with resources (money, knowledge, influence) to invest in a system change. We call for a sacred alliance of planetary change agents to take responsibility for the humane direction of human evolution now at this crucial time. We further the creation of Terra Nova by supporting a network of comprehensive cultural models which we call healing biotopes. These centers aim to be self-sufficient thus laying the base for an alternative economy, decentralized and free from the conventional mechanisms of interest, debt and exploitation. This alternative economy is key to humanizing money. We support the implementation of this network by funding education and knowledge-sharing. Learn more at http://www.the-grace-foundation.org/

 

ADVISORS

GIGI COYLE / SCHOOL OF LOST BORDERS / BEYOND BOUNDARIES

Virginia “Gigi” Coyle has served as a community activist wherever she is, a council trainer wherever called, and a life passage guide and trainer with many individuals and organizations. She is learning to be an elder, and serving on such councils for The Ojai Foundation, Youth Passageways, European Council Network, and Weaving Earth… She was recently described “as a field catalyst of moments and long-lasting commitments to heart’s truth of self, circle and life.” She has contributed extensively in the area of citizen diplomacy, women’s empowerment, and the healing ways with money. Founder of the alliance, Beyond Boundaries, (gobeyondboundaries.org) she is devoted to inter-generational pilgrimages and projects of prayer, action and service. She more recently co-founded Walking Water to be part of restoring relations thru water as life and ancestral home. Co-author of The Way of Councilwaysofcouncil.net and The Box, Remembering the Gift.

WIN PHELPS / HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER / SCHOOL OF LOST BORDERS

Win Phelps has been a truck driver, a private eye, a Chinese Mandarin translator, a single parent of two, an Emmy-nominated TV director and a quest guide and trainer of guides for the School of Lost Borders. He is a carrier of council, a pilgrim Beyond Boundaries, married to the Earth--and to Gigi Coyle--and a long-time devotee of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.