Steiner biography screened in Lincolnville
Lincolnville — A new documentary about the holistic pioneer Rudolf Steiner by award-winning documentary filmmaker Jonathan Stedall will be screened in two parts at the newly renovated Lincolnville Community Building. Screenings will be Wednesdays, Jan. 23 and 30 at 7 p.m. They are open to the public free of charge; donations will be accepted.
“The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner” involved filming in five countries and three continents. The two-part documentary (each part runs for 90 minutes) gives an historical overview of Steiner's life, as well as looking at examples of his legacy around the world. The film aims to confront both the challenge of understanding the essence of Steiner's message, as well as the challenge of taking what lay behind that message into the future.
Filming took place in Austria, Switzerland, India, Britain and the United States. As well as relating the story of Steiner's life, the film looks at some of the current work inspired by his insights — in particular the Waldorf School movement, biodynamic agriculture, eurhythmy, Camphill communities and the worldwide network of anthroposophical medical work.
Last year marked director Stedall's 50th year as a documentary filmmaker, 27 of those at the BBC, having worked with many prominent figures in public life. His previous films include documentaries on Tolstoy, Gandhi and Carl Jung. His book “Where on Earth is Heaven?” was published in 2009.
The screenings are sponsored by Spindlewood Waldorf Kindergarten in Lincolnville. The Lincolnville Community Building is in Lincolnville Center at 18 Searsmont Road/Route 173. The screenings will be followed by an opportunity for conversation with several community educators, parents and gardeners who work with Steiner’s guidelines.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.