On a hot New York July evening six peaceful warriors were sitting on the SVA stage for a discussion after the World Premiere of the documentary 2012 Time for Change.
From left Tiokasin Ghosthorse, from the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota & host of First Voices Indigenous Radio on WBAI NY - Pacifica Radio. Tiokasin has been described as “a spiritual agitator, natural rights organizer, Indigenous thinking process educator and a community activator.”
Daniel Pinchbeck, host of the documentary, discussed the meaning of "Prophecies" with Tiokasin in front of Wall Street.
The next speaker was Sting, who discussed his Ayahuasca experiences and what a "Crisis" really means.
Paul Stamets, an American mycologist, author, and advocate of bioremediation and medicinal mushrooms, brought a huge bag of mushrooms to the screening, took it out during the Q&A. (Sting asked him if it could be smoked).
Ganga White has been called one of the “architects of American yoga” and a “pioneer of yoga” by the Yoga Journal. He discussed with Daniel the fact that the Sixties did not fail at all.
2012 Time for Change narrator and producer Daniel Pinchbeck is an American author living in New York's East Village. He is the author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism and 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl. He is a co-founder of Evolver, a lifestyle community platform that publishes Reality Sandwich, an online magazine centered on spirituality, philosophy and activism.
Director João Amorim is an Emmy-nominated Brazilian director focusing on animation and documentaries, and more specifically the mix of both genres. João is one of the founding partners of Postmodern Times, a media company focused on social and environmental films.
The film premiere was followed by a party attended by designer Donna Karan, Paz de la Huerta, Padma Laskmi and many others.