Documentaries

Elder Grove Media produces independent documentaries. Watch here for further details.

Documentaries currently being produced by Elder Grove Media are listed below.


The Moon-Eyed People

The moon-eyed people were a race of people from Cherokee tradition who were said to have lived in the southern Appalachian region until the Cherokee expelled them. They are mentioned in a 1797 book by Benjamin Smith Barton. According to Barton, they were called “moon-eyed” because they saw poorly during the day and preferred to come out only at night. Cherokee legend says that the Moon-Eyed people were short and had pale white skin, blond hair, and blue eyes.
Theories about who the Moon-Eyed people were range from just folk tales from the Cherokee to ancient aliens, and everything in-between. In this documentary we’ll explore some possible theories on their origins and visit some of the places they were supposed to have occupied.

Statue of the Moon-Eyed People in the Cherokee County Historical Museum, Murphy, North Carolina.

The World Beneath the World

Considering climate change, pollution, over-development, over-population, and a host of other environmental, political and economic problems, it is becoming increasingly clear that the human race cannot continue on our present path. We need global systematic change, and we need it now.
What if, instead of relying on governments often reluctant to act on environmental issues, there was a ground-swell of grassroots movements to rebuild global and local culture from the ground up?
What if people decided to experiment with sustainable, conscious modes of living that gave back at least as much as they took from the Earth and from each other?
What if such people already existed?
The World beneath the World is a look at the grassroots sustainability movement from the cradle to the grave, starting at natural childbirth and ending at green burial with stops in-between at natural building, organic farming, the tiny homes movement, and more. The World beneath the World examines how people are making a difference now in their communities in spite of government inaction on environmental issues.

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