Journey of Hanuman is not so much a film by conventional definition as an art piece – a meditative poem in audiovisual form. With layered cinematography, evocative music and voice-over poetry by the Noble Prize writer Octavio Paz, Mexican filmmaker Lola Creel hopes to “preserve the moments of India that have not been disturbed by globalization and are related to the spiritual ancient knowledge of that country”. Rather than relying on a traditional narrative, Creel uses her countryman Paz’s lyric experience of India (where he served as an ambassador from 1962-1968) to loosely link visual scenes ranging from a silhouetted snake charmer in front of the Palace of Winds in Jaipur to the ritualistic washing in the Ganges. There are also underwater shots inspired by the Sanskrit epic The Ramayana and a combination of classical Indian music and an original soundscore from the Kronos Quartet.
A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. Baraka is a documentary film made in 1992. Its director is Ron Fricke. “Baraka” comes from a word in Arabic meaning “blessing”. The hut is a documentary that does not include any item commentary or voiceover.
Waking Life is a 2001 American animated fiction documentary-style drama, directed by Richard Linklater. The film explores a wide range of philosophical topics such as the nature of reality, dreams, consciousness, meaning of life, free will, existentialism.
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals.
Sacred Motors is a 2012 French-German film in the genre of fantastic drama. Directed and written by Leos Carax, the film starred Denis Lavant and Édith Scob.
Human is a 2015 documentary by French environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film consists of almost exclusively aerial footage and first-person stories told to the camera.
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds is a documentary film created by Canadian film maker and meditation teacher Daniel Schmidt. The film was released in 2012. The film was released for free online. It has been narrated in English, French, Spanish, German and Hindi and there are subtitles for 17 languages.
An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.
Being John Malkovich, 1999 film. The screenplay was written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze.
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn’t choose, anything is possible.
An experimental documentary about Terence McKenna’s adventure into the Amazon basin and the ideas that sprang from those events, resulting in an eschatological theory of time and a lifetime spent contemplating the power and meaning of psychedelic substances.
Groove is a 2000 American film directed by Greg Harrison. It portrays one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene. Through a single email, the word spreads that a huge rave is going to take place in an abandoned warehouse.