Soul Migration

Debra Weistar, Tom Weistar | 2012 | 25 min.

2013 Official Selection

Soul Migration follows the story of Chris Scammon, descendant of Captain Charles Melville Scammon, the 19th century whaler responsible for the near-extinction of the California gray whale. Students and teachers from Finding the Good Traveling Semester lead Chris and his wife, Janet Cohen, co-founder of Wild and Scenic, to the gray whale’s calving grounds in Baja California, Mexico. Part adventure, part pilgrimage, the film goes beyond both, asserting Rights of Nature as the cultural shift needed to move from the destructive belief of “nature as property” to a relationship with Nature that allows all life to flourish, thrive and evolve.