BEING SALMON, BEING HUMAN
THE BOOK, THE PERFORMANCE.
As I was planning to film at location #1 on Vancouver Island in 2018, I was introduced to this book. It ended up providing a lodestone effect for what I wanted my future film series to say and how I really needed to say it. I began skyping with the author. He mentioned that there was a performance based on his book. What!? Yes! It was true! And somehow, I have had the luck of including Martin, the performers and the performance itself into this series. I had a filmographer with them in Norway and then I personally was embedded with their tour for nearly a week on Vancouver Island.
Below is the trailer I created covering highlights of their travels. Their official SITE!
May 2021 Update: The full version of the 2018 Sointula, BC performance is going to be released as a stand alone film. Coming soon!
Martin Lee Mueller
Martin is the author of Being Salmon, Being Human. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oslo. His mentors include Bergljot Børresen, Arne Johan Vetlesen, Arne Næss, James Lovelock, Stephan Hardig & David Abram.
Tiril is a storyteller from Norway. She investigates the relation between stories and the landscape and how stories are both locally connnected with nature and place.
Torgeir is an Arctic sound-poet who combines progressive Sami Joik and modern strings. Torgeir also takes part in activities for the arts and rights of indigenous people worldwide.
Georgiana is one of the pioneers for storytelling in the UK and Norway. She founded ‘Fortellerhuset’ (The Storytelling House) with storytellers from four continents and The Norwegian Storytelling Festival.