I Am; The Nature of Humanity (Film review.)

Via Lasara Allen
on Mar 7, 2011
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Creating the documentary I Am was an ambitious undertaking; it set out to explore the edges of one man’s personal crisis, and ended up exploring the edges of a crisis of humanity.

Perhaps the last thing you’d expect from the guy who brought us gems such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, and many other screw-ball comedies would be I Am – one of the most impressive and inspiring films to date about how we can change the world for the better.

Tom Shadyac and crew hit the goal with flying colors.

Moving from math to the mystical and finding a graceful flow of the transcendent grounded in biology, a few pertinent questions are expressed and explored until a surprising larger question emerges and is addressed.

Through interviews with some profoundly powerful and inspiring people such as Desmond Tutu, Coleman Barks, Noam Chomsky, Lynn McTaggart and many others, we are offered scientific and spiritual proofs of a truth both revolutionary and basic; we truly are all connected.

As opposed to many films on important topics, there is a greater focus on empowerment toward the desired outcome than on the cause of distress. I Am is an amazing piece of art and inspiration.

Shadyac and crew are touring with I Am. After the showing I attended with a couple of friends, Shadyac held an amazing Q and A . This added to an already very full experience, as did seeing the film in a theater surrounded by people of various levels of like mind.

If you have a chance to see I Am it with Shadyac in the house, do. It was fully worth the four-hour drive (round trip) that me and my friends made. (Yep. Worth that.)

Tom Shadyac’s schedule:
March 11, LA
March 18, NYC
March 25, D.C.
April 1, Boston

If your local theater hasn’t shown I Am yet, request it. While you won’t have the opportunity to interact with Tom, you will have a chance to take all your friends and see it together. And then spend the rest of your evening figuring out what to do with the information you’ve received.


About Lasara Allen

Lasara is wife to her true love, and mother to two amazing young women. She’s also a best-selling author, an educator, and an activist. Lasara’s first book, the bestselling Sexy Witch (nonfiction, Llewellyn Worldwide), was published in 2005 under the name LaSara FireFox. As of 3/6/2012, after a coaching sabbatical, Lasara has openings for three three-week, individual, personally tailored coaching and mentoring programs. She also has slots in a cohort-model group coaching program available for a limited amount of time. Lasara is available for one-session commitments as well. Make whatever commitment feels best for you. Lasara offers individual coaching on topics such as; * Mental and Physical Health and Wellness - accepting your diagnosis (or that of a loved one) - learning to live with awareness of strengths and vulnerabilities - Learning to live gracefully within your spectrum of the possible * Mindful Relationships - self as primary partner - loving partnerships, friendships and connections - marriages - parenting - family * Spiritual Contemplation and Alignment - Entering into and committing to your spiritual inquiry - Learning to listen to listen for and hear the divine in your life - Inquiring into the role that faith may play in informing your path - The role of meditation, contemplation, and prayer in your practice For more information and endorsements, visit: http://lasaraallen.com/about-lasara/coaching-services/


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