Our collective life conforms to development and other patterns just as our individual lives do. One of those pattens is expressed through the literary pattern of the typical “Coming of Age” story. Specifically, the idea that major change, like maturation doesn’t happen without a challenge (a beast) to overcome. The video suggests our environmental and social justice challenges represent a beast in our collective journey. The video also suggests that through reflection we will discover hidden powers with which to fight the beast.


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