A screening of artist Vijali Hamilton’s feature film, “The Wheel of the World: One Woman’s Creative Journey for Global Peace,” will be presented at 2 p.m., March 15 at the Jemez Springs Village Conference Room, 30 Jemez Springs Plaza.
The Jemez Springs Public Library (JSPL) is hosting the event, which will feature an introduction by Hamilton.
Beginning in 1986, Hamilton became inspired by a dream and was prompted to embark upon a quest for global peace. She traveled from one country to another, leaving behind magnificent environmental stone sculptures as a gift to the communities in which she lived. Her journey ranged from India, Tibet, China, Siberia, Japan and the Middle East to Senegal, Native North America, and the Andes and Amazonian region of Ecuador.
In each locale, Hamilton developed community-based performance ceremonies in which the voices of traditional people are heard rising clear and strong. Her collaborative, creative approach in each community made these artful and spiritual events into expressive forums for voicing their residents’ hopes and fears.
Hamilton goes on to address concerns of present times, calling for the world to join hands as one earthly family and walk lightly on the planet while in harmony with nature and one another.
Hamilton dedicated her life to being a peacemaker, through collaborating with diverse communities and utilizing her skills as a film maker, sculptor and author to further this mission. She started the World Wheel Project in 1986 by circling the planet while filming her artistic and community work in a quest for world peace.
For more information on the screening, call 575. 829.9155. This event is free to the public. Hamilton may have books on hand to sell and sign.