Editor of “Love Me As I Am: Gay Men Reflect on their Lives” and Quest Workshop participant, Francois Lubbe made a short film about Ade Adeniji’s journey with storytelling, the piece is titled ‘The Past Is A Foreign Country’.
The short film takes a brief but in-depth look at the positive impact and healing power of storytelling, and how its application and practice can transform lives.
“Sometimes, the best way to move forward in life is by looking back—even if the story of our past is one we want to forget”
Short documentary following Ade Adeniji, Co-Founder of The Quest and Paul Woodward, international theatre practitioner and academic, as they prepare for their two separate one-man storytelling performances, ‘Killing My Mother’ and ‘Fathers & Feathers.’
The performances were developed in collaboration with The Quest and premiered at The Pinter Theatre, in London, on 5 October 2013.
On the Weekend Exploration workshop, we spend a lot of time investigating ‘shame’. As part of that process, we explore how it might have shown up in our life in the past and where it might still be manifesting in our life today. Part of the exploration also includes investigating the methods we might have used to compensate for shame, and where that might still be occurring in our life today.
In this insightful TED talk, Brené Brown reflects on shame (and vulnerability) and how it forms part of our human experience.