During the winter season, we tend to spend more time indoors. This winter I’ve been spending my indoor-time honing some ReWilding skills — such as my hand drill practice (friction fire), tending to my fishing lines (for ice-fishing), and processing foods from the fall harvest. My partner Avani and I like to watch a movie, documentary, or episodic show while we carry out the rhythmic processing of our acorns into flour. While there’s some obvious irony in the idea of using modern media to “inspire” ReWilding, video has all but replaced the stories told by our elders around the fire each night. I am always on the hunt for fresh, inspirational media and thought I’d share a few of my favorites — some new, some old — with you!
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  • danielvitalisDuring the winter season, we tend to spend more time indoors. This winter I’ve been spending my indoor-time honing some ReWilding skills — such as my hand drill practice (friction fire), tending to my fishing lines (for ice-fishing), and processing foods from the fall harvest. My partner Avani and I like to watch a movie, documentary, or episodic show while we carry out the rhythmic processing of our acorns into flour. While there’s some obvious irony in the idea of using modern media to “inspire” ReWilding, video has all but replaced the stories told by our elders around the fire each night. I am always on the hunt for fresh, inspirational media and thought I’d share a few of my favorites — some new, some old — with you!

  • saralee820I know I should finish listening to the episode before I comment, but have you watched sense8 and/or penny dreadful? Both on Netflix and both purely for entertainment, nothing to do with rewilding so perhaps this is the wrong place to post... but the writing is phenomenal and touches on some very powerful human archetypes. Also the 1992 book "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn. Should be mandatory reading in high school. #ifiruledtheworld
  • danielvitalis@saralee820 you had me at Ishmael
  • ogtribeDaniel you ought watch "angry Inuk". It's about sealing and how animal rights activists wanting to spread the message of boycotting seal skins is destroying the Inuit economy. It's also very well done! (I haven't heard your episode, ignore me if you've already seen it haha)
  • pathnaturaled@danielvitalis the great dance, Canadian NFB of the Netsilik people's seasonal round in the 60s,
  • pathnaturaled@danielvitalis apocalypso productions, message to little brother, the animal communicator
  • openhartclearwaterThanks for the great suggestions 👍
  • cliffordhawleyI'm so excited that you mentioned River Cottage. I've been loving this show for years after some friends introduced me to it. I had to buy a British region DVD player just so I could watch all the DVDs.
  • faith4033Book club?! Where?!
  • faith4033One more documentary to add is Alone in the Wilderness. It's about a single man who builds a cabin in Alaska. The quality is not great due to the age, but it's amazing to watch.
  • almaruizvelascoI have to disagree with "apocalypto", I hated that movie. It has so many mistakes that I find it insulting to the Mayan people.
  • amykpearceLove this list! Thanks @danielvitalis If you like River Cottage you should also check out 'A Cook on the Wild Side' (if you haven't already). It's before he sets up River Cottage and follows him travelling around the UK on a canal boat whilst gathering and harvesting from the landscape.
  • luxesquirecheck it out @dlxvideos
  • justin_the_butcherThe Inuit documentary series is awesome. Thanks for that.
  • ranimal__I loved this episode! Have you seen Princess Mononoke? It's a Japanese anime with similar themes, originally called Mononoke Hime.
  • hungryforsimplicityTen Canoes - I saw this a few years back.
  • mayernikkitchen@danielvitalis I just listened to this podcast and just watched Happy People - great docu! Do you have a FB group where people chat about rewilding?!
  • wildlovenzIf you can find it - 'this way of life' a documentary made in NZ about a family living out of the norm of the land with his horses 👍 and 'hunt for the wilder people' the latter is an NZ comedy film but is set in picturesque NZ - this one is different 😉 also really enjoying taboo also....
  • thebrilliantbeastblogIf you havent seen the netsilik series Daniel talks about here... I can't get over the scene in the stalking seal episode where the man takes a huge bite of juicy seal fat. It looks so good, so satiating, so real the way he eats it. I mean it's like a hungry (not hangry) man taking his portion of good food to the fullest. It reminds me of waking up, having trained hard the day before, and taking my first big sip of butter coffee. I just keep thinking about it.
  • danielvitalis@justin_the_butcher best ever right? I just keep rewatching it.
  • danielvitalis@mayernikkitchen I don't, but check out the ReWild Yourself FB group
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