The Kogi tell us where we went wrong…

Save the planet – a message from another world
The first member of a remote Colombian tribe ever to set foot in Britain brings a stark ecological warning

by Patrick Barkham
guardian.co.uk, Monday 27 September 2010 20.30 BST

“…Jacinto has made the journey to Britain because the Kogi have embarked on an unusual and ambitious mission. They are making a movie about their way of life – but not for themselves, as part of some kind of do-gooding community workshop; it is for us, and it carries an uncompromising message. …the Kogi have observed frightening changes to their homeland in recent decades. The glaciers are melting, storms have increased in ferocity, there are landslides and floods, followed by droughts and deforestation. The Kogi, who live by a complex set of spiritual beliefs, are the “elder brother” and guardians of this, the heart of the earth, and they believe we in the west (“little brother”) are destroying the planet. They have come to warn us, before it is too late.…”

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