Want good things to happen to you? Follow us on Facebook.

Watch Featured Movies

The Tree of Life: THE TREE OF LIFE (29 min) The Tree Of Life grows In the Land of Mystery: There we were created; There we were born. There He by whom all things live Spins the thread of our lives. "Los Voladores" (the Flyers) is a 1500 year-old rite sacred to Quetzalcoatl, the Morning Star. From its origins on the Gulf coast of Mexico, the ritual spread throughout Mesoamerica: a special square was reserved for it in Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital, and a variant is still known among the Quiche' Maya in Guatemala. Today "Los Voladores" is best known in its original home in the Huasteca region, especially among the Totonac, who have lived in the area for millenia. The version shown in the film is from Huehuetla, in the Sierra Norte de Puebla. The film opens with images from the Nuttall, Laud, and other Codices, and poetry from "Cantares Mexicanos", a collection of pre-hispanic Nahuatl verse from Texcoco. At the home of the Volador Captain, we watch the preparation of the characteristic seven-branched wax candles, crowned with a representation of the Volador pole (a mayordomia obligation, part of the cargo system). Intercut with the candle-making, children learn the ritual of the Voladores by re-enacting it from start to finish. In the forest, the Voladores bless the tree chosen for the rite. The tree is felled and dragged by 300 Totonacs along mule trails into the village, where it is wrapped with vines and raised entirely by hand to its new place in the churchyard. Preparations are completed as the Voladores bring the hub, the sacred symbol of dynamic change (Olin), from its place at their home altar, set it on the tip of the pole, and thread the ropes which will bear them on their flight carefully through the hub and around the pole. Dressed in costumes drawn from 18th-century European models, the Voladores join the statue of San Salvador, the Risen Savior, in the fiesta procession. As the capitan of the Voladores dances on the narrow bub, high above the flagstones, other dance groups perform: Huehues, Quetzales, San Migueles, and Negritos. Then the Voladores descend head down, arms spread, in a slow spiral, to the sound of drum and flute... Combining ritual, dance, music, poetry, and art, "THE TREE OF LIFE" is a meditation on the mystery at the heart of human life. It calls us to keep the world in balance with our lives. You have become the Tree of Life. Dying, you have been born again. Swaying, you spread your branches And stand before the Giver of all life. In your boughs our home shall be: We will be your flowers. Awards: First Prize, Festival of Films on Native Americans (Mexico); First Prize, International Festival on Culture & Psychiatry; First Prize, The American Film Festival; CINE Golden Eagle; Berlin & London Film Festivals, Musee de l'Homme, Smithsonian, Walker, MOMA, Museo Nacional de Antropologia. TV: US (PBS), Germany (ZDF), Japan (NHK), Sweden, Spain (RTE), and Mexico

  • Currently 0.00/5
(0 votes)
Ratings: IMDB: N/A Metascore: N/A RT: N/A
Released: June 15, 2006
Genres: Drama Documentary Romance War Short
Director: Pacho Lane
Actors: Adrienne D'Ambricourt Alan Ladd Alexander Granach Bernard Gorcey Dina Smirnova Hans Conried Irene Seidner Jack Briggs John Abbott Joseph P Mack Katherine Wilson Laird Cregar Marie Windsor May Robson Michèle Morgan Otto Reichow Paul Henreid Paul Michael Paul Weigel Payne B Johnson Richard Fraser Robert R Stephenson The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir Thomas Mitchell Wilhelm von Brincken William Yetter Sr

The Tree of Life Links

Streaming films is becoming more risky every day. We strongly urge our users to use a VPN to make themselves anonymous while streaming films and TV shows online. Using a VPN ensures that your ISP, the government and the NSA can’t spy on you or block any streams. They will not be able to see ANY of your online activity. Protect Your Privacy with a Free VPN
Version 1 16809 views Report Broken
  • Currently 5.00/5
(1 votes)
Version 2 14451 views Report Broken
  • Currently 5.00/5
(1 votes)
Version 3 16687 views Report Broken
  • Currently 5.00/5
(1 votes)
= Low Quality = Medium Quality = High Quality How do I watch these?

Sponsored Content

The Tree of Life Comments

No comments on this item

Post a Comment

Please login to make a comment

The Tree of Life Reviews



Remember Me
Forgot Login | Make a Free Account

Information

LetMeWatchThis Guide TV Schedule

Support the Site

Site Updates and News

Did you know you can use Primewire.org and Primewire.is to access this site? Well, now you do.
Check out the personalized TV Schedule.

Latest Comments

The Most Evil Men and Women In History

jaz1551 : I remember this guy. Unfortunately he was never brought to justice, having passe ...

Passengers

hard2believe : This movie has had lackluster reviews, so I held off on watching it. It is rathe ...

Murder Chose Me

smc1975 : This is a repeat of last weeks

Taken

greenguy86 : Clive Standen is continuously terrible. Romance subplot is unnecessary and contr ...

The Bye Bye Man

tomishereagain : Interesting subject but poor writing. The film is watchable and is filmed okay, ...

After Porn Ends 2

magmadar : brittany andrews laughter cracked me up , like a hot witch.

The Challenge

piccolojohnson1 : I love me some Camilla, she is a feisty one and a sexy one. Her reaction to bein ...

More Comments

Support the Site

Tell Us Stuff

Support the Site