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Shadowtrain: Under a Crooked Sky

Director:
George Lynch and Vincent Nicastro
Producers:
Mark McLaughlin

Shadowtrain: Under a Crooked Sky explores a hybrid way of life merging modern society with the ancient practices of people who have lived in harmony with the land for thousands of years; native American Indians. The film reveals its message through the journey of a group of renowned musical artists as they share their rock music on a road trip through Indian reservations of the southwest.The journey begins as influential guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) and a small group of politically engaged musicians travel the back roads beginning in the southwest desert. They search for a truth that can speak to power. They visit reservations in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. They discover qualities inherent in indigenous people's world-views that should be recognized and adopted by everyone in order to live happier, more meaningful lives.They bring much-needed computers and books to reservation schools and explore traditional and alternative building methods and how to incorporate solar and sustainable energy sources into the reservations.The film reveals the vacuous nature of our modern worldview, a philosophy of unrestrained materialism, disconnected from the natural world. A powerful message when juxtaposed against the historical world-view of indigenous people. Their connection to the earth, their sense of humility and compassion, and their belief that all actions have long lasting consequences are inspiring.

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