A film by David Cherniack Productions in associationwith
Global Vision Corporation and Mystic Fire Video
Fire on the Mountain: A Gathering of Shamans is a documentary about the connection between
consciouness and nature, as embodied in the spiritual traditions of Indigenous Peoples, whose ecological metaphors of the sacred are so relevant to the modern world. They shot the project in 1997
at an historic 10-day gathering of shamans from five continents, who travelled to Karma Ling, a Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre in the Val Saint Hugon in Savoy, in the French Alps, to discuss
their concerns with H.H. the Dalai Lama and high-level representatives of the world's religions. This documentary embodies the wish of these Indigenous People - all traditional wisdom-keepers,
shamans and medicine-women - who requested us to communicate their message to the world.