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Mother Earth (2015)

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Mother Earth introduces us to ceramic artist Louise Pentz who takes us through the four meanings of the word “vessel” and how it has related to her life working with clay. Louise’s interpretation of the human form as a vessel for the sprit, along with her investigation of gender and social issues, drove the creation of her most recent body of work.

For 30 years, Louise Pentz was a production potter producing functional wares from her studio in Pentz, Nova Scotia. “I loved it up until the last year,” says Louise, “And in the last year my heart went out of it.” But stepping away from her pottery wheel did not mean that Louise stepped away from working with clay. She continues, “At the same time there seemed to be so many stories in the media daily about the atrocities and injustices being put upon women around the world. And I thought, ‘Am I contributing to the problem by my silence?’ And I came to the conclusion that I was.”

Louise Pentz
Ben Proudfoot
English

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sraes45, posted on August 19, 2016

inspiring. I wanted to get my hands busy in clay. She sparkles with enthusiasm and connection to her art.

gmsorceressrose, posted on May 26, 2016

for your inspirational, strong voice for women. I can't wait to show this film to my mom and sister.

kinaartsatx, posted on May 14, 2016

Your journey strikes a chord vibrating through my heart and my soul inspiring me to think, move, and do. Thank you

vlmanos, posted on May 10, 2016

This was great to see. and I am going to do my part and do my art.

bereshbp, posted on May 6, 2016

The kiln she uses, outdoors, with the smoke-firing; reminds me of a Hindu offering ritual with material cast into a fire-pit ... I know it's not the same thing. But I like to think of creating something as a form of metaphorical prayer sometimes; or maybe meditation ...

zacdexter, posted on May 4, 2016

Such a powerful message, Thank you for this beautiful film, and inspiring concept!

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on May 9, 2016

We're so glad you enjoyed the film.
Don't miss our interview with the filmmaker here:
https://medium.com/@WeAreGaia/life-s-work-an-interview-with-director-ben...

SuzannaB@Gaia

karina, posted on May 4, 2016

I wanted to see more, great impressive and touching work ,reflections of women and how to take back their own power, I myself paint the mother in all forms, and work with women through the issues, we are all learning and understanding. The boat such an interesting metaphor, the Egyptians often depicted the vessel as a means to go to the other side, the vessel is a portal. A journey of sorts, wonderful.

debohara, posted on April 22, 2016

so inspiring….thanks!

JMSMITH1, posted on April 19, 2016

I so love these short films with artists! Each one has a unique vision yet a universal message to share. Life is beautiful!

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on April 19, 2016

Thank you for your review of the film! We're glad you enjoy these short documentaries as much as we have.

All the best,
SuzannaB@Gaia

xuedreams, posted on April 19, 2016

The birth of a sculptor! Delightful.

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