Being an Earth Pilgrim

Being an Earth Pilgrim is a landmark documentary series of six, hour-long conversations that chronicle and celebrate the life and work of teacher, peace activist and leader, Satish Kumar.

Image: Ruth Davey

The message at the heart of Satish’s teaching is that individuals can and do change the world for the better. Satish’s words and teachings offer rich inspiration and guidance to help us meet the seemingly insurmountable challenges we currently face.

In conversation with Jane Davidson, Satish speaks candidly and in depth about his philosophy, influences and inspirations. From his incredible peace walk of 8,000 miles without a penny in his pocket; to setting up the world renowned Schumacher College; to his latest book Soil, Soul, Society; Satish leads us through the journey of his life and his own inspirations stretching back to Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Vinoba Bhave.

This series is a unique legacy of his lifetime of learning and an invaluable tool-kit for practical action. Filmed at Satish’s home and Schumacher College in the summer of 2015, these six hours of rich, deep, engrossing conversations will change the way you see the world and your place in it as you return to them again and again.

The money raised to make this project which from its original conception to it’s launch took almost two years, came primarily from crowd-funding. Over £25,000 was raised from over 400 people in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Being an Earth Pilgrim was made by Emergence in association with CULTURE COLONY, RESURGENCE & ECOLOGIST, SCHUMACHER COLLEGE and VOLCANO THEATRE – presents – SATISH KUMAR: BEING AN EARTH PILGRIM with JANE DAVIDSON executive producers THE CHILDREN OF PEARL associate producer MALINIBINDU PATEL editor PETE TELFER director of photography SIMON MAGGS music PATRICK FITZGERALD sound DAN GIFFORD directed and produced by PHILIP RALPH & FERN SMITH.

A download of the six programmes is available, and also a beautifully packaged limited edition box-set is available from or call 01208 841824.