With half a dozen LA premieres and half a dozen world premieres, the third annual Awareness Film Festival will showcase films that are rarely presented in one place. A dynamic festival that promotes the awareness of world issues. Combining a fusion of filmmakers, artists, environmentalists, educators, alternative health practitioners and other industry professionals, the Awareness Film Festival aims to inspire the public through this engaging, entertaining and unique annual event in the film capital of the world.
Good movies are based on the successful attempt to tell a story. People v. The State of Illusion takes you further, by making you part of the story being told. This film, by Austin Vickers, questions the very nature of reality, and through an examination of our perceptions, beliefs and imagination, makes you both judge and jury in what will be the most important trial you will ever witness. This must-see psychological movie includes, as expert witnesses, some of the nation's leading thinkers in the fields of neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology, quantum physics, and consciousness theory, including Dr. Thomas Moore, Dr. Candace Pert, Debbie Ford, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Robert Jahn, Dr. Peter Senge, Brenda Dunne, and Dr. Michael Vandermark.
How far can a man go to challenge and thwart the limits of human endurance? That's the question posed by this inspirational documentary about Terry Hitchcock, a 57-year-old man who responded to the breast cancer and death of his wife, and his own sudden single parenthood, with an attempt to become a real-life Forrest Gump: in 1996, Hitchcock ran 75 marathons in 75 consecutive days, or a total of 1,965 miles, to bring national attention to the needs of single-parent families.
Eckhart Tolle stops by Google for a fireside chat with Bradley Horowitz. The subject is: "Living with Meaning, Purpose and Wisdom in the Digital Age."
Eckhart Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and the highly acclaimed follow-up A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time. Eckhart is a spiritual teacher and author who was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge.
Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution? Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues” now brings us HAPPY, a film that sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
A story of twin sisters, two cultures, and two new chances at life.Inspired by their 2007 memoir, “The Power Of Two” offers an intimate portrayal of the bond between half-Japanese twin sisters Anabel Stenzel and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, their battle with the fatal genetic disease cystic fibrosis (CF) and miraculous survival through double lung transplants. Defying all odds, Ana and Isa have emerged as authors, athletes and global advocates for organ donation, and their connection to the CF and transplant communities provides rare insight into the struggles — and overlooked joys — of chronic illness.
The Hopi Elders come forward with a message to the world in response to the tsunami and earthquake in Japan. They give humanity a simple message for our
future and how to overcome these difficult times.
Kikmongwi (Village Chief)
Lee Wayne Lomayestewa of the Village of Sungopavi
**The OFFICIAL LETTER can be found at http://www.bluestarprophecy.com/hopi-call-for-prayer-to-restore-balance-in-ja...
In A Life Ascending—a portrait of the family who runs British Columbia’s Durrand Glacier Chalet—filmmaker Stephen Grynberg so beautifully captures the visual lushness and spiritual power of winter that we may well want to trudge up a powdery glacier ourselves. Grynberg focuses on patriarch Ruedi Beglinger, the chalet’s ski-touring guide, a man highly respected by top skiers but also haunted by the deaths of seven people hit by an avalanche during one of his 2003 ski tours.
Consider Roko Belic's new documentary, Happy, just the thing to help you through these long, cold winter nights.
The film, an uplifting study of that surprisingly elusive state of being, posits that we can be happy if we pursue intrinsic goals such as togetherness, community feeling, and personal growth, rather than the extrinsic goals most of us cling to—money, image, and status. Viewers who have found pursuing extrinsic goals empty—or who in this economy can’t even begin to pursue them—will celebrate this information alone; but Belic offers much more to cheer us up.
Between texts and tweets, memes and microchips, we’ve become great at breaking the world down into byte-sized bits. In the process we’ve stopped seeing the forest for the trees, never mind the root system that connects them all. In Connected, Tiffany Shlain—award-winning filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards—sets out to explore these bonds with the help of her father, acclaimed author and thinker Dr. Leonard Shlain.
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