“Dragon Tears” is a cutting-edge film on the political ecology of planetary survival, directed, written and produced by Bérangère Maïa Natasha Parizeau.
This picture was taken in the Drung valley in 2012, located at the foothills of the Himalaya mountains on the border of Northern Myanmar and Northwestern Yunnan province in Southwestern China.
Through an unconventional narrative structure this mixed media documentary sheds light on the global health emergency of climate change, communicates approaches to spiritual well-being and Earth stewardship, while unveiling parameters to reinvent culture. My Master of Arts thesis in Asia Pacific Policy Studies, “Dragon Tears: a critical analysis of the political ecology of planetary survival,” was produced in 2017 as research for this film. This film integrates the evolution of human consciousness, the development of ecological consciousness, and the cultural determination to succeed. The objective of this project is to fluidly energize public debates on ecological justice, a post-growth paradigm, and self-realization.