Healing Seekers Adds Expedition Congo for Education
Healing Seekers' mission, as a non-profit, is to explore the most biodiverse regions and most remote regions of Planet Earth in search of medical treatments and cures; to create entertaining and educational documentaries and video compositions for school systems and higher education avenues; to stress conservation, preservation and sustainability for both the environments and the people; and to be a catalyst in helping others better understand, appreciate and honor every human being and every life form on our planet.
Amy Greeson is the founder and executive director of Healing Seekers. Amy devotes her life to discovering ancient healing techniques. Healing Seekers explores some of the most isolated and remote areas of the world, capturing the wonder of the Planet and its life in film. In order to capture the purity of life, one must travel way off the beaten path.
Amy says, Since 2006, our organization has been an all volunteer organization. We believe that a true education extends far beyond the typical classroom experience, and it opens & broadens hearts as well as minds. Our educational materials are vastly unique and cover a wide range of subjects: from biology to ecology, geography to zoology, social studies to religious and spiritual practices.
Antonio Saillant, co-producer of Healing Seekers, and CEO of Angel Light Pictures Entertainment Group, parlayed more than 15 years of experience in the energy management field into a second career as an actor and director dedicated to sustainable filmmaking. He is also the founder of the nonprofit Planet Greenfest, a festival featuring film shorts produced with eco-friendly technologies. In April and June, Saillant gave the presentation "Sustainability Within the Entertainment Business," and this September he will moderate a panel discussion at the Green Festival Expo in Los Angeles. Antonio is a member of the Green Festival Advisory Board as Head of the film division, greenfestivals.org
Antonio worked on high level filmmaker's projects, learning the nuts and bolts of production. He spent several years shadowing his mentor, Ted Kotcheff and learning from him, not to mention, learning in a highly popular television drama series, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Saillant gained knowledge and insight into how the industry works at the studio level.
Antonio's mission is to spread sustainable awareness globally. The film industry is a great platform for a more sustainable future. Antonio Saillant"s lifelong interest in sustainability is what attracted him to Amy Greeson unique techniques. Antonio says, Amy, is this multi-talented incredible woman, a pharmacist, educator, lecturer, writer and world traveler who is most at home at the crossroads between medicine and the healing traditions of indigenous cultures. He truly believes, the world is a better place because of Amy's continuing contributions to our planet.
Amy takes a small team with her to these remote regions, where they meet with traditional healers and gather indigenous plants in an attempt to find new potential treatments. The team has been to the Amazon, the Andes and Madagascar, and to New Guinea and next stop, Expedition Congo for Education set for January - March, 2016 and is the 5th expedition of Healing Seekers.
The Healing Seekers mission is twofold - part research and part education. Amy says, Presently our educational materials are with one of the largest online media services and are available to over 50,000 schools (20-30 million students) in the USA alone.
Healing Seekers' 2016 Congo Expedition for Education will be to a region in the Republic of the Congo which has never been explored and documented by outsiders. We will take a small team of 5 and join with 15 guides and porters who live in the Congo.The expedition will be extremely intense and will require incredible perserverance from each member.
Our world is becoming smaller and its untapped, pristine areas and indigenous people are becoming treasures of history. The educational materials we create are unique, which complement school curriculums while also serving as a recorder of history. We hope that the materials bring awareness and encourage preservation; and will influence younger generations to be better stewards and protectors of the life forms, indigenous people and the environments which thrive on Earth.
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