My Year of Living MindfullyJulian Harvey, Shannon Harvey

Mindfulness. It seems like a miracle cure nowadays: we have to eat, exercise and meditate mindfully. Is it a hype? Or can it really change your life? Journalist Shannon Harvey - a non-believer - decides to live mindfully for one year. In the meantime, she documents her progress and is supported by a multitude of doctors and psychologists.

Live mindfully for a year and see what happens. That is Harvey’s plan. She turns her brain inside out before and after her experiment and speaks with several specialists. She also meets people who swear by mindfulness and talks about their positive experiences. Harvey secretly hopes that meditation can help her with her insomnia and autoimmune disease. But does her experiment yield the results she expected? The proclaimed list of benefits is long: less stress, a more performative brain or fighting off depression - meditation claims to have all the answers.


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Spectrum

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The screening of 01.04 will be preceeded by a mass-meditation and followed by a Q&A with David Dewulf (Instituut voor Aandacht & Mindfulness) (in Dutch) and the director (in English)

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Directed by Julian Harvey, Shannon Harvey
Australia
2019 90 min.
English
No subtitles


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Spectrum

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Julian Harvey, Shannon Harvey

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Julian Harvey, Shannon Harvey

Production company

Elemental Media

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