Reviews and FestivalsREVIEWS
"Highly recommended. Pragmatic and accessible... Macy eloquently presents the ways that the world is changing and the dire conditions for many people around the world, yet offers a glimmer of hope in what she calls the 'Great Turning.' This film could be shown in junior high science or social studies classrooms just as easily as in an undergraduate ethics course or first-year seminar."
- Educational Media Reviews Online
"Arguably the greatest interview of our time with one of the wisest women of our time. Heartbreakingly inspiring, practical and transcendental, transformative words that Joanna Macy has conjoined so beautifully in her life and work."
– Paul Hawken, Author, Natural Capitalism and Blessed Unrest
"A short but gracious film that features a woman with the rare qualities of realism and hopefulness about the state of the earth and the human capacity, as a sort of global immune system, to create new ways of living that will sustain human life and all life on the planet."
– Anthropology Review Database
“Thought-provoking and profound, and a welcome dose of hopefulness.”
– Mariposa Museum and Cultural Center
"Recommended. This video could be a great starting point to generate discussion about what path the world should be following, for high school students, college students and adults. Is Macy's take on history correct? Are we in the midst of 'The Great Turning'? Is she too optimistic? What can we do as individuals to ease the transition to a sustainable world? How will it all turn out?"
– Science Books and Films
Mariposa Museum and Cultural Center
Marlboro College Graduate Center