The Kogi (jaguar) people are an indigenous ethnic group from the Sierra Nevada Santa Marta in Columbia. They are descendants of the Tairona culture, whose civilization predates the Columbian period. Their culture is based on belief in Aluna (the great mother) the creator, the force behind nature and that the earth is a living being and humanity its children.
In 1992 they reluctantly allowed a film crew into their homeland because they felt compelled to issue a warning to humanity, that Earth’s children have fallen out of harmony and their way of life is weakening the mother.
Although this film is almost 30 years old, the Kogi’s message has never felt more relevant.