Agriculture in so much of the world is still so strongly attached to the rich and sustaining cultures. As children begin to be educated in systems driven primarily by economic concerns, cultural landscapes are beginning to change the aspirations and expectations, mutating their perceptions of this changing world.

The film Shifting Culture is based in the beautiful mountain valley of Sonmarg in Kashmir, India. The narrator Yousef belongs to the Gujjar community, a semi-nomadic group living in the valleys and mountains of the Kashmiri Himalayas, India. The people of his community and millions of others like them are not only beginning to lose their strong cultural identity but also their relationship with their environment and with it the possibility of a truly sustainable future.

It is not so much about whether life will change, it’s more about how life will change and who will really benefit.

Watch Yousef remember the past, show us the present and think about the future of his community, the environment and humanity in this beautiful film by The Source Project.

A Shifting CultureYousef belongs to the Gujjar community, a semi-nomadic group living in the valleys and mountains of the Kashmiri Himalayas, India. The people of his community and millions of others like them are not only beginning to lose their strong cultural identity but also their relationship with their environment and with it the possibility of a truly sustainable future.It is not so much about whether life will change, it’s more about how life will change and who will really benefit.Film by: The Source ProjectMusic by Ensemble Ibn Arabi ensembleibnarabi.com/

Posted by The Rules on Friday, July 17, 2015

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