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Fantastic Fungi

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When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world.

Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a  consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet.  Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

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Disturbing the Peace

“This powerful documentary is filled with stories of courage and humanity and speaks not just to Israel-Palestine but to bridging the damaging divides which threaten all cultures.”
–Ron Howard

“I wish I had made this documentary.”
– Ted Koppel

“I want to live in the world you guys are creating.”
– Michael Moore

Disturbing the Peace is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities.

Disturbing the Peace is about people born into conflict, sworn to be enemies, who challenged their fate. The film follows everyday people who took extraordinary actions by standing for what they believe in. It started with their willingness to disturb the peace: the status quo. Disturbing the Peace evokes universal themes relevant to us all and inspires us to become active participants in the creation of our world.

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Backyard Wilderness

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Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses – in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy

We follow Katie, a young girl, and her modern family living next to the woods who are blind to the real-life spectacle around them, absorbed by an array of electronic devices in their busy lives. Katie gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door and we experience the joy she finds in her interactions with this new world. The film reminds us that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters and that sometimes in ordinary places, you can uncover extraordinary things that can transform you forever – you just need to step outside.

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Planetary

We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. Planetary is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. Planetary is a poetic and humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective. The film asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us, to remember just that: we are PLANETARY

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Presenting Princess Shaw

The film is about love. Love for what we create, for life, for others whose lives we touch and who touch us. It is also about seeing life as a creative experience and breaking free from our cultures and expectations, to embrace the power of seeing one another, and to turn traumas into gifts. We discover that it’s possible to transcend our difficulties, to forgive others, and to not let our past dictate our destiny.

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Whispering Spirits

Whispering Spirits from Sean Gallagher on Vimeo.

Whispering Spirits tells the story of Justin Veatch, a talented musician who tragically died of a drug overdose at the age of seventeen. The film follows Jeffrey, Justin’s father, as his family grapples with their devastating loss while reconnecting with him through the music he left behind. This film is intended to further the conversation, and enhance understanding, around how families, friends, and society can learn from our shared struggles.

We recommend use by treatment centers and schools to open dialogue and begin a journey to healing.

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2 Minutes ’till Midnight, A Love Story

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The first part of the working title of the film comes from the “Doomsday Clock,” initiated by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists in 1947 to warn the world of the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

As technology advances, often promising a “better life,” it also brings a chance for self-inflicted disaster as well. The scientists who helped birth the nuclear age understood this all too well when the atomic bomb they developed detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In successive decades, military technology progressed, with more people gaining access to weapons of mass destruction. At the same time, shadows from the industrial age plus an economic focus on sustainability has led to the real threat of climate change, yet another form of human-created mass destruction.

Nevertheless, this is a love story, the premise of which is that perhaps we had to get this close to self-annihilation to reconnect with the value of life. Perhaps now we will realize that we don’t have to do it this way, will recognize how far away we are from living to our true potential. Maybe we will truly understand that we can responsibly utilize science through a consciousness that values the planet, nature, and life itself.

We will follow both scientists and others as we create an immersive experience of not only the chance of our own imminent demise, but also the infinite possibility in the choices that can continue our human evolution and growth.

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