This documentary chronicles the evolution of eastern spirituality in America from its popularization in the counterculture of the 1960s to its widespread infusion into every aspect of our contemporary society. Discusses its role in our new understandings of social inequities, western faith practices, cutting-edge medicine and science, and more.
Is it possible to shed light on the states of grace experienced by mystics and meditators? Mystical Brain shows us the most recent discoveries of scientific research on this phenomenon in North America and abroad.
If you don't believe in God, but want to, where do you begin? Advertising guru Simon Cole sets out across America in search of a connection with God that has perplexed and eluded him throughout his life. Simon Cole chronicles his odyssey across the nation asking Christians, Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterians, Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Amish, Jews, Sikhs, Mormons, Buddhists and fellow free thinkers quite simply, "Who is God?" This powerful documentary is more than one man's quest to connect with God, it is a collage of the contemporary American religious experience that concludes with a personal revelation.
Anthropological in scope, sensuous in detail and emotionally resonant throughout, Foreign Parts is an exemplary social record of Willets Point, an industrial graveyard of scrap heaps and auto shops in Queens, New York, that is scheduled to be demolished and redeveloped. The film observes and captures the struggle of a contested "eminent domain" neighborhood before its disappearance under the capitalization of New York's urban ecology.
Being in the World takes us on a journey around the world to meet philosophers influenced by the thought of Martin Heidegger, as well as experts in the fields of sports, music, craft, and cooking, in a celebration of human beings, and our ability to find meaning in life through the mastery of physical, intellectual, and creative skills.
In BEAR NATION, filmmaker Malcolm Ingram (Small Town Gay Bar), takes you on a fascinating journey inside a fast growing segment of the gay community where what was once a perceived negative is now redefining the definition of what it looks like to be gay.
Modern yoga, that is, the form practiced daily by tens of millions of people around the world, goes back directly to the god Shiva according to Indian tradition. At the same time, however, modern yoga originated in the early 20th century - a creation of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). That story is far less known.
Academy Award nominated HIMALAYA tells the story of a generational struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village. A visually striking and spiritually captivating portrait of life in one of the world's most extraordinary places.