I AM is a captivating non-fiction film by Tom Shadyac, director of blockbusters such as “Ace Ventura,” “Bruce Almighty,” and “The Nutty Professor,” that asks two simple and provocative questions:
What’s wrong with our world?
What can we do to make it better?
In his film, Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed, and to investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, can improve the way we live and walk in the world.
With nothing but his innate curiosity and a small crew to film his adventures, Shadyac sets out on a 21st century quest for enlightenment. Meeting with a variety of leading thinkers and doers from all spectrums of society, Shadyac asks tough questions, but offers no easy answers, taking the audience to places it has never been before, and presents even familiar phenomena in a completely new and different way. I AM is a fresh, energetic, and life-affirming film that challenges our preconceptions about human behavior while simultaneously celebrating the indomitable human spirit.
The screening will take place at The Happiness Institute at 1720 Market Street,Â 7 P.M. this Tuesday, July 17th. The event is free for everyone to attend, though we appreciate any donations to support Evolver Bay Area.
Four Global Truths integrates elements of Western philosophy, transpersonal psychology, deep ecology, modern cosmology, and quantum physics to get at the heart of worldwide ecological suffering. In the process he encourages a responsible and joyfulâ€”and ultimately healingâ€”participation in this critical moment in life.
Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World
anthology edited by Martin Keogh
Featuring prominent environmentalists, artists, CEOs, grassroots activists, religious figures, scientists, policy makers, and indigenous leaders,Â Hope Beneath Our FeetÂ shows readers how to find constructive ways to channel their energies and fight despair with engagement and participation.