Update: Our World’s Wildest Evolution of Dance film won third place in the Films for the Forest at the SXSW Community Screenings. Check out the blog entry.
Ten year old Pacha is the final performer at PACHA JAMMA, the greatest festival in the history of the planet. Because no humans were invited, Pacha is disguised as a little gorilla. She enters the stage and performs an exciting evolution of dance routine, reminiscent of her favorite performer, Michael Jackson. At the peak of her show, she unmasks herself, surprising the stadium of plants and animals and sharing a message of hope!
Narrated by Mos Def
Character voices: Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Gerald Rivers, Melia Gabrielle
Directed by Aaron Ableman and Dave Room
Pacha and BALANCE Edutainment are proud to be part of the largest global tree planting, One Billion Trees!
A Native American tradition says when you take something from the Earth, you must offer something in return. The One Billion Trees campaign, a global “give back” to the Earth, planted one billion trees and catalyzed a cultural movement to address climate change through everyday actions for youth and families.
A recent report from UNICEF says young people around the world understand that their generation will have to suffer, pay for, and attempt to rectify the damage that is being done to the Earth by “man-fuelled” climate change. Children from around the world are powerfully expressing their fears for the future and the actions they need us all to take now.
Pacha’s Evolution of Dance is a scene from the award-winning children’s musical, Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written Nature, in which Pacha performs in an animated tribute to the Youtube smash hit, Evolution of Dance. Pacha is voiced by 13 year old United Nations youth ambassador, musician, and environmental activist Ta’Kaiya Blaney. Ta’Kaiya is also featured in HBO’s family film “Saving Our Tomorrow,” which will be released Earth Day 2015. Famed artist, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), narrates the video and is joined by Martin Luther King Jr. impersonator, Gerald Rivers.