Wade Davis, National Geographic explorer, gives a talk on ethonsphere and the perils facing cultural diversity in this increasingly monocultural world. He ends his talk with the narration of an Innuit grandfather: The Innuit family were being resettled by the Canadian government from their icy land; the grandfather refused to leave. The family fears that he would kill himself and takes away all his weapons and the sled. Wade describes what followed:
..he pulled down his sealskin trousers, defecated into his hand, as the feces froze he shaped it into a knife, butchered a dog with the knife, skinned the dog and made harness, used the dog's rib-cage as a sled, strapped it onto an adjacent dog and drove off into the arctic ice - with shit-knife in belt..
A celebration of human spirit, diversity and hope; an inspired enquiry into the human experience and living on the planet.
Beautifully orated. He has a wonderful ability to speak extemporaneously. To me, his speech shines a harsh light on the Old Testament belief that God could ever have had a single "chosen" people and on the drive of evangelical religions to impose a single belief system on all humanity.