"This is one of the few films I have seen that truly gives a sense of the magic of the human gathering of wild plant medicines. It captures the essence of the human relationship with plants, of our need of them, of their grace, and of their healing. I recommend it very highly. " - Stephen Harrod Buhner, author of The Secret Teachings of Plants and Ensouling Language.


"Our Common Roots brings together the wisdom of the ages into a form that is very palatable for the current era of intelligent seekers. With beautiful cinematography, we are captivated by Chad’s gentle ways of introducing us to the wonders of the Boreal forest.   By blending ancient teachings from around the world, first Nation Elder’s insights and Chad’s connection to the Land, we feel we are participating in a deep learning experience. He shows us the wonders of nature, the spirit of the plants and how they heal us. I can highly recommend this film to all, knowing it will introducing them to ideas that will serve them for a long time."
Terry Willard, Cl.H., Ph.D, President of the Alberta Association of Herbal Practitioners, on the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.


"This film is beautifully made and shares some of the key concepts found in the ancient science and tradition of Ayurveda" - RANJIT RAI, B.A.M.S., M.D. (A.M.) – Bachelor’s of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, Doctor of Medicine in Alternative Medicine (India). Ayurvedic Practitioner, Lecturer and Therapist.


“Cornell has a way of transmitting knowledge to the lay person and professionals alike that makes this film an integral part in the study or practice of all forms of healing” - Dr. S. Czajko, DTCM, RAc


"A beautiful, heartfelt and informative journey through the healing world of plants" - Dr. Greg Chernish MD, University of Manitoba Medical School Integrative Medicine Program


Viewer Comments


Congratulations to Chad and Glenn!

It has been exciting to see the film develop, and an incredible high to watch the finished work. Chad, your authenticity, knowledge and presence are deeply inspirational. Glenn and Marjolaine, your film is so beautifully shot and edited, and brings Chad's passion to life in such a gentle yet engaging fashion. Wow!
Dave Hanson, Owner, Sage Garden Herbs


I own this DVD and it is fantastic!!! 

Michael FreeHawk Polani "I own this DVD and it is fantastic!!! Highly recommended for anyone interested in learning more about medicinal herbs/plants from Mother Earth..."


The music the canoe, the history . . .

"The music the canoe, the history that brought Chad to his awakening through native experience and healing, and of course the explanations of herbs and plants, were all put together so well.  Truly a professional work of art from all points.  I am about to watch it a 3rd time. I must say, that after viewing the documentary, it helped me overcome my anger with main stream medicine and it's rejection of natural cures....particularly cancer.  I know that individually we can do more.  We are all masters over our own health.  The body can and does heal itself with the help of nature, along with a healthy and positive mind and body connection.  I only hope that more and more people soon come to realize and appreciate the value of the natural ways in our lives, and it's benefits, over the chemical world we have come to live in.  This documentary will help in that regard. Thanks for the opportunity to view this enlightening and valuable piece of work!”, Pat, parent, film viewer


This project presents priceless knowledge

"This project presents priceless knowledge from a master of their craft! Support your local Herbalists!" a.labossiere89


Beautiful Cinematography

"Beautiful Cinematography! Content of great importance!" Andre Clement


Nature Healing Power

Chad, this is so relevant. We need to come back to Nature with thoughtfulness. Thank you for reminding us how far we have drifted away… Mila


 Well, that is honestly the best movie

Well, that is honestly the best movie I have watched in a long time. I truly loved it and want to watch it many more times ... with a pen and notepad! Very informative and my favourite part is how Chad uses his intense familiarity with herbs to infuse plant knowledge into us, and to give us the confidence to use plants ourselves, to make our own medicines, to regain our vitality, and to heal anything life throws at us. Great work! Lisa Robbins, BScHN, RHN, CTT Author: The Cancer Journal ~ Heal Yourself! Submitted by lisrobbi on September 21, 2012 - 4:32pm



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