Love School (2019)

Film Credit: Producer, Videographer

 

SYNOPSIS


In the Oak-dotted countryside of Southern Portugal lies the Tamera Healing Biotope, one of Earth’s most radical social experiments in human futurism.

Tamera began in the “free love” utopian movements of the 1960s’ and 70’s, building upon the insight that the liberation of love is not just a romantic notion, but the seed of the deepest political revolution of our time. Now, 40 years later, in an era of #metoo, political unrest, and mounting ecological crisis – where extinction could be our collective future – Tamera’s research could provide a vital model for a post-capitalist society, rooted in trust and transparency.

LOVE SCHOOL is a mythic ethnography that reveals the depths of Tamera’s research for the first time. Filmed over four years and with unprecedented access, this feature documentary will plant the seeds of a regenerative planetary awakening.

Directed by Ian MacKenzie, John Wolfstone, and Julia Maryanska
Currently in Post Production.

IAN MACKENZIE   Ian MacKenzie is an award-winning filmmaker & media activist based in Vancouver. His work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic TV, CBC Documentary, The Globe and Mail, Adbusters, and film festivals around the world. He co-produced Velcrow Ripper’s feature film Occupy Love (2013), and more recently released the short film Reactor (2013).Sacred Economics (2012) is one of his most popular web films, in collaboration with author Charles Eisenstein. Ian’s previous short The Revolution Is Love (2011) was named one of the top 10 Occupy films to watch 2011. His newest featured documentary Amplify Her, exploring the rising feminine in electronic music, will be released in 2017.   JULIA MARYANSKA   Julia is a filmmaker, photographer, performance artist and community builder based in Sonoma County, CA. Her work intersects between feminism, eroticism, village building and regenerative culture. She has co-produced films alongside Oscar nominated filmmakers spanning subjects from Buddhist Dzogchen Masters to Wikileaks, and in addition to co-directing a feature length film called Love School about the Tamera Ecovillage in Portugal, she is also the maker of a film called  UNION  about evolutionary love, alternative relationship paradigms and Burning Man culture. She is also tri-lingual, a Master NLP Practitioner and a new mama.   JOHN WOLFSTONE   John is a filmmaker, educator, wilderness guide and performance artist based in California. Over the past 10 years, he has used filmmaking, nature connection and the somatic arts as tools of conflict resolution and peace building in conflict zones from rural Guatemalan villages, to Middle Eastern refugee camps and inner cities in the U.S. In addition, he has been producing short films for social change-makers through his media collaborative, Re/Culture Media.

IAN MACKENZIE

Ian MacKenzie is an award-winning filmmaker & media activist based in Vancouver. His work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic TV, CBC Documentary, The Globe and Mail, Adbusters, and film festivals around the world. He co-produced Velcrow Ripper’s feature film Occupy Love (2013), and more recently released the short film Reactor (2013).Sacred Economics (2012) is one of his most popular web films, in collaboration with author Charles Eisenstein. Ian’s previous short The Revolution Is Love (2011) was named one of the top 10 Occupy films to watch 2011. His newest featured documentary Amplify Her, exploring the rising feminine in electronic music, will be released in 2017.

JULIA MARYANSKA

Julia is a filmmaker, photographer, performance artist and community builder based in Sonoma County, CA. Her work intersects between feminism, eroticism, village building and regenerative culture. She has co-produced films alongside Oscar nominated filmmakers spanning subjects from Buddhist Dzogchen Masters to Wikileaks, and in addition to co-directing a feature length film called Love School about the Tamera Ecovillage in Portugal, she is also the maker of a film called UNION about evolutionary love, alternative relationship paradigms and Burning Man culture. She is also tri-lingual, a Master NLP Practitioner and a new mama.

JOHN WOLFSTONE

John is a filmmaker, educator, wilderness guide and performance artist based in California. Over the past 10 years, he has used filmmaking, nature connection and the somatic arts as tools of conflict resolution and peace building in conflict zones from rural Guatemalan villages, to Middle Eastern refugee camps and inner cities in the U.S. In addition, he has been producing short films for social change-makers through his media collaborative, Re/Culture Media.