ILLUMINATE 2015 Lineup

Conscious Film Convergence • Healing Village

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On Meditation 2
World Premiere

The World Premiere of On Meditation 2 is a fascinating portrait series that offers a rare glimpse into how meditation has transformed the personal and professional lives of notable figures, including business and hip hop mogul Russell Simmons; motivational speaker, Super Soul Sunday favorite and NBC Today Show expert Gabrielle Bernstein; New York Times bestselling author and Insight Meditation Society co-founder Sharon Salzberg and acclaimed author and psychotherapist Mark Epstein.

A Q&A with director Rebecca Dreyfus and producer Susannah Ludwig will follow.

Transcending the Storm
World Premiere

Scottish filmmaker Stephen Mulhearn takes us on a journey of discovery as he attempts to leave an alcoholic and violent past behind following a dramatic near-death experience. His quest to understand human suffering, experience miraculous rituals and gather profound insights runs the gamut of alternative modalities for healing addictions, including firewalking, drumming, shamanism and reconnecting with his ancestral roots. The result is a triumph of the human spirit echoing the great quest before us all.

A Q&A with director Stephen Mulhearn will follow.

PlantPure Nation
World Premiere

From the producer and writer/director who brought us Forks Over Knives comes the newest health-breakthrough documentary. Nutrition scientist and bestselling author Dr. T. Colin Campbell shows how our whole nation is catching on to the power of a plant-based diet, a total paradigm-shifting movement that is just reaching the tipping point.

A Q&A with distributor Evan Saxon will follow.

US Premiere

Leaving the rat race behind, a family of five embarks on the journey of a lifetime. They travel the ends of the earth searching for a new perspective on life. During five years on five continents, they seek out tribal sages never filmed or interviewed before. DOWN to EARTH reveals the deep wisdom they found and its power to transform lives.

A Q&A with directors Rolf Winters and Renata Heinen will follow.