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Mining The Unconscious: The Artist's Journey

Art is a numinous human expression of the Sacred.  The film, Mining the Unconscious is a riveting and true celebration of life, as well as a tribute to C.G. Jung’s profound contribution to the field of transpersonal psychology, culture and the language of the collective unconscious. The film depicts the landscape of inner experience in a quest for spiritual and cultural renewal.  Artists excavate stories and revelations in the profound territory of the soul.  While watching this creative process, the viewer is brought into a stunning illumination of transformation and healing, born from dreams, myths and archetypes.  

For the filmmaker, the process of collaboration with the painters, sculptors, photographers and storytellers revealed that Nature herself was Muse and primal source of creativity.  As she listened to the developing arc of the movie, she edited the film flowing through Three Acts.  First, the viewer journeys through the process of artist healing Self, then with the artist moving to heal others. Finally, we arrive at the very origins of art - the artist as shaman healing community. On this ground, we find Connectedness. We find Heart. We find Inspiration.

Formats available:

  • Marcelina Martin
    My Mother's Daughter, Sex, Death & Beauty, Row of Tombs: Jung & Reincarnation, Can You Change The World
  • Marcelina Martin
  • Marcelina Martin
    Row of Tombs: Jung & Reincarnation
  • Colleen Kelly
    Key Cast
  • Russell Thurston
    Key Cast
  • Joe Cajero
    Key Cast
  • Meinrad Craighead
    Key Cast
  • Julie Chase-Daniel
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Chase-Daniel
    Key Cast
  • Susan Slotter
    Key Cast
  • Vijali Hamilton
    Key Cast
    Wheel of the World
  • Marcelina Martin
    Can You Change The World, Odissi: Indian Classical Dance, Row of Tombs: Jung & Reincarnation
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Other
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Art, Psychology, Inspiration
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 4 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Art Quake Kyoto Bienalle
    August 26, 2019
    Japan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Santa Fe Film Festival
    Santa Fe
    United States
    December 11, 2016
    North America Premiere
  • Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness The Dalai Lama
    December 16, 2016
  • Woodstock Museum Film Festival
    Woodstock, NY
    United States
    August 29, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Dharamsala International Film Festival
    August 16, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Largo Film Festival

    January 5, 2017
  • Chicago Amacord Arthouse Television Awards
    United States
    November 30, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Red Phoenix International Film Festival
    Phoenix Arizona
    United States
    May 31, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Beyond The Curve Internation Festival
  • Druk International Film Festival
  • Calcuta International Film Festival
    September 14, 2021
  • Film Arte
Director Biography - Marcelina Martin

Santa Fe filmmaker, Marcelina Martin, began making films at age 57. During Ms. Martin's travels in India in 2007, she has been producing both promotional and documentary films.
Some of her promotional films on this site include The Living Dharma, Raw Detox, Archetypal Patterning, Preserving Gohn Dagow, Pure Water for India and What Can You Do to Change the World.

Her first feature length film, Mining The Unconscious, documents sixteen artists who integrate spirituality and art. Mining The Unconscious flows from artists who seek to heal their own psyches to those who help heal other's psyches. Finally we emerge into the world of the shaman and the roots of art: the artist who creates to heal or make whole the community. In addition to deeply moving art, the sound track transports the viewer as we move through a world dedicated to joy. Mining The Unconscious is a celebration of the beauty of life upon this earth.

Her medium length films include Odissi Indian
Classical Dance, Healing Through Raw Food, and Row of Tombs: Jung and Reincarnation. My Mother's Daughter has been in production. It is the journey of a group of African-American women discovering and reconciling their African roots. The film is blessed to have Desmond Tutu's daughter Naomi Tutu in our cast. Ms Martin is currently producing a feature length documentary on Elsa Gidlow, a lesbian poet, who founded a bohemian community in Marin County, CA during the 1950's. This documentary, Chains of Fires, includes life of Irish Revolutionary, Ella Young who died in Oceano, CA. Ms. Martin has also worked as a cinematographer in short and feature films in Santa Fe.

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