Today, over 10% of the global population suffers from mental health problems. Three decades of collaboration between scientists and Buddhist scholars have revealed techniques that allow us to develop our mental well-being and improve the impact we have on our planet.
In today’s world over 10% of the global population suffers from mental health disorders. The long-term collaboration between HH the XIV Dalai Lama and the most brilliant neuroscientists has lead to the discovery of the incredible potential of the human mind and how it can be trained to improve our mental well-being. The eternal conflict between science and religion has finally found common ground.
Production & Filming Details
Director(s): Alessandra Pedrotti Catoni.
Alessandra Pedrotti Catoni … producer.
Paola Devalle … producer.
Thun Thien … producer.
Writer(s): Alessandra Pedrotti Catoni.
Music: Luca Morelli.
Cinematography: Alan Jacobsen and Jerry Risius.
Editor(s): Angelo Guarracino.
Release Date: 01 July 2020 (New York Lift-Off Film Festival).
Professional athletes, military veterans and first responders share their stories of recovery from traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
Learn how athletes, veterans and civilians with Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD are becoming healthy and healing their brains. A humanistic doc about the journey of ten different individuals from near suicide to recovery, and a real life.
A veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, Korey Rowe is on the road of recovery from PTSD along with his former Rakkasan Brothers. “Mile Marker” investigates new techniques used to treat PTSD and takes a look into veterans’ lives today.
“Mile Marker”, focuses on a two-tour veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, Korey Rowe, along with his former Rakkasan Brothers on their long road to recovery from PTSD. The Rakkasans were the invading force for both Middle Eastern Theatre Wars where Korey and his unit were the tip of the spear, twice. This film investigates new and controversial techniques and methods for treating PTSD but more than that, it is a look into the lives of veterans in America today. Travelling 8,000 miles across the United States and back, Korey departs from his home in California, to check in with his former battle buddies across America, who served with him 15 years ago in the 187th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Air Assault Division. Along the way, he interviews psychologists and specialists from the National Center for PTSD in White River Junction, Vermont for a balanced understanding of the underlying symptoms and associated triggers for those with PTSD. This is an authentic portrayal of veterans…
Wishful Drinking is an autobiographical humour book by American actress and author Carrie Fisher, published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. Fisher’s book was based on her one-woman stage show, which she developed with writer/director Joshua Ravetch.
The show debuted at The Geffen Playhouse. Fisher performed with Ravetch co-creating and directing. It enjoyed a successful Broadway run and then toured in other cities. In 2010, HBO filmed a feature-length documentary of the stage play.
Also known as Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking.
Wishful Drinking received generally positive reviews from critics. The January 2009 New York Times review described it as a “funny, sardonic little memoir”, but “pretty slight, padded out with big type, extra space between the lines and some family photographs, and it displays at times an almost antic need to entertain. The paragraphs are short, and the jokes – the puns, the wisecracks, the deadpan one-liners – come rattling along at the rate of one every other sentence or so.” Salon reviewer Rebecca Traister found the book quite funny in large part, but was disappointed that “instead of pushing aside the twinkling craziness of her outside life to meaningfully reveal the crazy on the inside, as she has always done so well, Fisher is now gathering all the starry stuff around her for comfort and reassurance about who she is and what she means.”
The author, who died on 27 December 2016, had written the following comment in the book, and it was widely published by the news media after her death:
Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit—so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.
The book followed Fisher’s one-woman play in which Fisher had been performing. Developed originally at The Geffen Playhouse with Josh Ravetch co-creating and directing the world premiere, it moved to Berkeley Repertory Theatre near San Francisco at the beginning of 2008, the production opened in a limited run on Broadway at Studio 54 on 22 September 2009 (previews) and 04 October 2009, and closed on 17 January 2010. After its successful San Francisco Bay Area run and before moving to Broadway, Wishful Drinking played at, among other venues, the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. in September 2008, and Seattle Repertory Theatre April to May 2009.
Production Rights Dispute
While the show met with critical and popular success on Broadway in New York, Fisher was soon embroiled in a battle with producer Jonathan Reinis over its production rights. Each claimed lost revenue at the hands of the other.
HBO cable television released a filmed documentary of the stage show, directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, and first broadcast in December 2010. The 76-minute film was released on DVD on 13 September 2011.
The film production and DVD received a mixture of reviews.
Carrie Fisher … Self.
Eddie Fisher … Self.
Harry Karl … Self (archive footage).
Debbie Reynolds … Self (archive footage).
Maxine Reynolds … Self (archive footage).
Diane Sawyer … Self (archive footage).
Elizabeth Taylor … Self (archive footage).
Richard Dreyfuss … Doctor Frankenthal (archive footage) (uncredited).
Harrison Ford … Self (archive footage) (uncredited).
Mark Hamill … Self (archive footage) (uncredited).
The Substance: Albert Hofmann’s LSD is a 2011 documentary film directed by Martin Witz.
The film documents the coincidental discovery of the drug LSD by the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann in 1943.
In 1943, the year in which the first A-bomb was built, Albert Hofmann discovered LSD, a substance that was to become an A-bomb of the mind. Fractions of a milligram are enough to turn our framework of time and space upside down. The story of a drug – its discovery in the Basel chemistry lab, the first experiments by Albert Hofmann on himself, the 1950s experiments of the psychiatrists, the consciousness researchers, the artists. Could it actually be possible to find a path to the core of our human existence by means of a chemical? Spirituality at the flick of a switch? Do the enigmatic effects of this drug really help us to better understand the human soul? Could LSD be an instrument of contemporary psychiatry? Of modern brain research?
Production & Filming Details
Narrator(s): Trevor J. Roling (English), Hanspeter Muller (German), and Mario Scarabelli (Italian).
Director(s): Martin Witz.
Elda Guidinetti … producer.
Peter Luisi … co-producer.
Andres Pfäffli … producer.
Carl-Ludwig Rettinger … co-producer.
Writer(s): Martin Witz.
Music: Marcel Vaid.
Cinematography: Pio Corradi and Patrick Lindenmaier.
Editor(s): Stefan Kalin.
Ventura Film (presents).
RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera (in co-production with).
Teleclub AG (in co-production with) (as Teleclub).
Lichtblick Film- und Fernsehproduktion (I) (in co-production with) (as Lichtblick Filmproduktion).
Spotlight Media Production AG (in co-production with) (as Spotlight Media Productions).
Professor Tanya Byron and Alex Scott uncover the latest science on how to improve your mental health and wellbeing – and reveal some surprising new techniques.
Part of the BBC’s The Truth About series (you can currently view all episodes on the BBC iPlayer).
Clinical psychologist Professor Tanya Byron teams up with former England footballer Alex Scott, who has suffered from depression, to discover how the latest science can help us gain greater control over our state of mind and improve our mental health and wellbeing.
Even in normal times, one in four of us will experience mental health difficulties, but living through a global pandemic has put our mental health under unprecedented strain. Over the past year, a team from Imperial College London, in collaboration with the BBC, have surveyed the mental health of over 350,000 people across the UK. This unique study provides a snapshot before and during the pandemic, revealing its shocking impact.
Production & Filming Details
Presenter(s): Tanya Byron and Alex Scott.
Director(s): Ruhi Hamid.
Matthew Barrett … series producer (as Matt Barrett).
In North America, over 25 million parents are being erased from their children’s lives after divorce and separation.
The Erasing Family documentary follows young adults fighting to reunite with their broken families.
This documentary exposes the failure of family courts to keep children from being used as a weapon after separation. Courts decision ends up completely erasing one parent causing severe emotional trauma to children.
Psychologist refer to extreme cases as parental alienation which is a form of Child Psychological Abuse.
Essentially brainwashing and manipulating children by one parent to hate or despise the other parent.
This results in severe psychological damage based on scientific findings, including depression, low self esteem, drug abuse, and being alienated from own children and suicide.
Family court reform is badly needed as this is preventable pandemic affecting over 20 million children in the United States.
Happy endings are possible! The film ends with children and parents being reunited on screen and will inspire other kids to reach out to #erased parents, siblings and grandparents.
The film will show how programmes that encourage mediation and shared parenting which will prevent future childhood trauma, making divorce and separation less costly both financially and emotionally.
For those in the US, text HELP to (865)-4FAMILY between 8am-10pm ET to get emotional support if you are an erased kid or parent (not legal advice).
A science documentary hosted by Liev Schreiber, published by PBS in 2002 with English narration.
Part of the American Experience series.
John Nash, often called one of the most remarkable mathematicians in history, tells his version of the strange, tragic and inspiring events that took him from genius to immobilising illness to the Nobel Prize.
Suffering a devastating breakdown at the age of 30 and later diagnosed with schizophrenia, Nash was the focus of the 2001 Oscar-winning film ‘A Beautiful Mind‘.
Production & Filming Details
Director(s): Marks Samuels.
Margaret Drain … executive producer.
Sharon Grimberg … series editor.
Randall MacLowry … producer.
Melissa Martin … associate producer.
Susan Mottau … coordinating producer.
Mark Samels … senior producer.
Greg Shea … post production producer.
Writer(s): Marks Samuels and Randall MacLowery.
Music: Tom Philips.
Cinematography: Peter Donahue.
Editor(s): Karen Schmeer.
WGBH Educational Foundation.
Yellow Jersey Films (as A Yellow Jersey Films Production for American Experience).