ILLUMINATE 2017 Lineup



MANTRA - Sounds into Silence
Spotlight
World Premiere


This full-length feature documentary about the practice of Kirtan chanting, or Bhakti Yoga, shares the stories of people who are experiencing healing and inner peace by singing mantras together. Through encounters with a variety of leaders of the practice in the West, we discover how performers Deva Premal & Miten, Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Snatam Kaur and MC Yogi came to embrace the practice of Kirtan, and how, over the years, it transformed their lives.


A Q&A with director Georgia Wyss, executive producer Howard Glasser, artist C.C. White Soul Kirtan and Jen Canfield from the Call and Response Foundation follows.

Preceded by:  
Yoga in Sedona | USA | 2016 | 9 min • Documentary Short




American Visionary: The Story of Barbara Marx Hubbard
Conscious Visionary Tribute Award: Barbara Marx Hubbard
World Premiere


"How can we navigate through our global crises and blossom into a future that is equal to our human potential?" asks Barbara Marx Hubbard, known as the mother of conscious evolution. Hubbard believes humanity is on the brink of radical advancement. Authors Jack Canfield, Neale Donald Walsch and more than forty fellow visionaries join Hubbard in this film as they examine what a positive future might look like and how we could get there.


A Q&A with director Karen Everett and cast member Barbara Marx Hubbard follows.




RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Southwest Premiere


This is the story of a profound, and until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Native American influence. This deeply insightful film reveals how some of our most treasured artists — Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others — found their inspiration in ancient, native melodies and infused them with a desire to protest.

Followed by Alvin Youngblood Hart music performance.


Q&A with cast member Alvin Youngblood Hart follows.