One of the last peoples on earth to retain the ability to run 50-100 miles a day, journey with us to learn why the Tarahumara run.
You are invited to come with us on a journey into a mysterious and remote land, to learn about a people who have never lost their connection with the earth.
The Tarahumara( or Raramuri, as they call themselves) were the one Indian tribe in Mexico never conquered by the Spanish because of their strategy of running away from trouble. They live in the cliffs and caves on stunning Copper Canyon, or the Barracas De Cobre. They have retained the ability to run 50-100 miles a day, making them one of the only peoples left on the planet with this skill.
For the last seven years, the Tarahumara come from all over the canyons in March to race against each other and some of the world's top athletes.
This film will be shot before and during this exciting event. Instead of outsiders telling about the Tarahumara culture, the film will look at their culture from their very own perspective, and honor the dignity, wisdom and beauty they embody.
My belief as an artist and lover of the land is that we each to have much to learn from the Tarahumara people about our human connection with the land, the use of our bodies and how to appreciate a less material and more spiritual life.
I would be honored to have you join us in real time on this journey. Our photos, diary posts and updates on our members only Facebook group and here on Kickstarter keeps this creation only to the very people who are actually standing forward in support.
We have a very short funding cycle of 21 days. The race is the first weekend of March and we need to go down the last week of February. Please consider joining us TODAY. Your card will not be charged until and if we reach our funding goal at the end of 21 days.
I think they have a beautiful and unique culture and I plan to portray that in a way that honors the people. I do plan to hire a couple people in Urique to help with the film,use part of the money to pay for accomdations and food and I plan to play the Tarahumara people who give me interviews in the film.They will get the approximate amount that would be a decent days wage in the area. It has been pointed out to me that some people consider it journalistically suspect to pay interview subjects but in this case I feel humanity is more important.
I would like to give free downloads of the film to any Tarahumara individuals and schools.
If you would like to donate directly to the Tarahumara, I recommend this site http://barefootfarm.org/ Tell them I sent you.