Down to Earth features one family’s journey to some of the most remote places on earth to find and connect with the ‘Keepers of the Earth,’ individuals who have retained a natural balance and lived in harmony with nature. These people have lived in hiding for centuries but are ready to share their wisdom with those who are prepared to listen.

Film producers Rolf Winters and Renata Heinen along with their three children aged 1, 3 and 6, set out to escape the western world armed only with a backpack and a camera. Over five years, they covered six continents living with San Bushmen, in the Kalahari, to an Aboriginal family on a remote island and a Native American tribe on the North Shore of Lake Michigan and many more. Their experiences changed their perspective on the modern world and inspired them to look outside of themselves and reconnect with the world around them, specifically nature.

In producing the film, Winters and Heinen hope to inspire change towards a more sustainable future. Through ancient wisdom shared by some of the world’s ‘first people’, the documentary empowers people to act and take responsibility for their footprint on the world.

The film has grown into a social enterprise that aims to nurture personal development and home, at school and at work, the three most influential environments.

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