Sierra Comox Valley shows film

Sierra Comox Valley will show Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker’s film Journey of the Universe.

On the evening of Sept. 20, Sierra Comox Valley will show Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker’s film Journey of the Universe.

The film takes place on the Greek Island of Samos, the birthplace of Pythagoras. It is  dramatic and beautifully filmed.

Swimme, an evolutionary philosopher, cosmologist and masterful storyteller recounts the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang through to the creation of Earth, the emergence of humans and the development of human consciousness.

This film reframes our relationship to the cosmos, the Earth and its species and helps us discover the profound role we play in the intricate web of life. It is designed to inspire a new and closer relationship with Earth in a period of growing environmental and social crisis.

Inspired by the work of the geologian Thomas Berry, the film was created with the assistance of a renowned team of scientists, scholars and award winning filmmakers.  Released this past summer it has been shown in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and in various universities and institutions throughout the United States. It will be shown on PBS in the fall.

At the end of the film, Mike Bell, a friend and colleague of Swimme and Tucker, will lead a discussion, inviting the audience to share their thoughts, insights, and possible implications for life in the Comox Valley.

This is the first of a number of presentations and dialogues Sierra Comox Valley will present during the fall and winter.

The showing of Journey of the Universe will take place at 7 p.m. at the Comox United Church, 250 Beach St. in Comox. Admission is by donation to support the ongoing series and the work of Sierra Comox Valley.

— Sierra Comox Valley