An immersive journey into indigenous traditions & wisdom

Some filmmakers talk about the spiritual journey, but TALKING STORY puts you on the road with all the travelers. Marie-Rose takes the heroine's journey to a new level and we are invited to walk alongside her. David Skinner, Executive Producer - Smoke Signals
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  • Spirit Film Festival Tel Aviv
  • Breckenridge Festival of Film
  • LiFF
  • Bolderlife Film Festival 2012
  • Silver Ace Award Las Vegas
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival 2013
  • Byron Bay International Film Festival 2012
  • AFME Albuquerque Film And Music Experience
  • Awareness Film Festival 2013
  • TFFOC 2012
  • Skyline Indie Film Fest 2013


Talking Story: The Film is an award-winning documentary that chronicles the lives, rituals and wisdom of healers and spiritual leaders from diverse world cultures. Its unique approach of utilizing the personal journey humanizes the fight for cultural preservation and the importance of maintaining the different ways each culture perceives the world. 

Talking Story: The Film is told from the unique perspective of Marie-Rose Phan-Lê, an apprentice healer born in Vietnam and educated in the West. The film transports the viewer into a world of exotic places, sacred practices and practical applications in the art of healing, from the rainforests of Peru to the heights of the Himalayas. What emerges is a series of intimate portraits of healers and spiritual teachers as both human and divine. The personal journey serves as a thread guiding the audience and introducing them to an expanded worldview and a deeper connection between modern life and ancient traditions.

Sponsored by the Healing Planet Foundation

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