Support Intergenerational Communication
Preserving the traditions of our past yet framing them in a modern idiom. “Tell me the stories of your grandparents. Use anything you want: a telephone, a recording device, or video camera – whatever.”
The elders say that storytellers are the wisdom people. How we see the world is how we tell our story. When an elder dies, a library is burned, and with it wisdom and knowledge are lost. For centuries, cultures throughout the world have used indigenous technologies to navigate life’s complexities. Vast sums of knowledge are available but in modern society we forget to recognize it. Mother Jungle aims to make elder wisdom compelling to the next generation. We speak to young people in a language they’re using by giving them a platform to tell the stories that are meaningful to them. We respect the potential of integrating new technologies to support this intergenerational exchange.