Leaving Legacy- In Production
Ensuring Humanity’s Naturally Intelligent Health
A Naturally Intelligent Media Production
“Leaving Legacy” opens with a sweeping view of the Atlas mountains, home range to the Berber artisans, world traders, and story-tellers. Aya (77, Berber woman) is sitting under the Argon tree, crushing the nuts in the traditional manner. Meanwhile, Kaiss (44, French) stylish, established, wealthy man slicks his hair back with Argon oil, looking at himself in the mirror and all his worldly accomplishments on the wall of his Riad behind him. He’s just done another CDO transaction and has invested his fee in a fossil fuel deal. Little does he know, his world is about to change when he receives an important letter, which then inspires a visit to the Moroccan marketplace where he meets Laila (33).
Leaving Legacy borrows from the legend and love of Laila and Kaiss (the source of the Romeo & Juliet story found throughout the Middle East). In our rendition of Laila & Kaiss we celebrate the maturation of social good investors in our climate future and the impact of new climate finance, especially in Africa. In our story, Laila is a carpet seller and is given a very special carpet by Aya. This living carpet contains an idyllic vision of our new climate future- the paradise we aspire to reclaim and to protect through positive climate action and finance. The Berber woman tells Laila that she can’t sell the carpet, but must find a worthy suitor for it (her) — one who will invest in realizing the vision woven within. When Kaiss chance encounters Laila in the market, he learns of the carpet and Laila’s pursuit of one worthy to gift it. He then tries to convince Laila that he is this worthy man… as another unsuspecting suitor appears on the scene. As the story unravels and turns to a tragic Romeo & Juliet end, for Kaiss to be that worthy man takes on meaning for him… more important (to him and the world) than life itself.