From the TED.com YouTube channel: eL Seed fuses Arabic calligraphy with graffiti to paint colorful, swirling messages of hope and peace on buildings from Tunisia to Paris. The artist and TED Fellow shares the story of his most ambitious project yet: a mural painted across 50 buildings in Manshiyat Naser, a district of Cairo, Egypt, that can only be fully seen from a nearby mountain.
Biography Channel documentary on the life and legacy of the world’s foremost icon of peace, Mahatma Gandhi. Enjoy!
It’s called ‘a fish story‘, and it’s a movie that will change the way you look at life. And you can receive your own copy of this film on DVD free – I’ll share how below, but first, let me tell you a little more about this life-affirming film.
Nick Stern, a loving father and devoted husband is heading to the lake to put the finishing touches to his wilderness fishing cabin. Suddenly Eddie, a fugitive on the run, dashes across the road. Nick swerves and crashes. Eddie tries to help, but reluctantly runs away when the sheriff arrives, and Nick dies—alone.
As final as death is for the living, for those who’ve crossed over, it can be just the beginning. Nick can’t ‘let go.’ The pain his death has brought to his family is preventing him from ‘moving on.’ So Nick begins a process of renewal that will change everyone in this film. Read more
A beautiful, heartfelt short film directed by directed by Cameron Covell and starring Nick Lopez and Analisa Gutierrez closes with the famous Helen Keller quote, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” Grab some Kleenex while you see why:-)
On this, the 13th anniversary of September 11, one of the most horrific days the world has known, we post the inspirational video, Our World at Peace, created by 10 Million Clicks For Peace co-founder, Rick Beneteau, and member extraordinaire, Paul Sutherland.
This post first appeared in the Modern Day Mastery blog here.
This is the perfect inspirational movie to watch with your loved ones. It is the powerful documentary of the famous woman of peace, Mildred Norman, better known as Peace Pilgrim. Narrated by Reverend Michael Beckwith with interviews with such notaries as the Dalai Lama, Maya Angelou, John Robbins, Dan Millman and Elizabeth Kubler Ross as well as many of Peace Pilgrim’s friends, admirers, and relatives. You’ll see newsreel footage from the 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s, when Peace was on her 25,000 mile walk for peace. Scripted and edited by Sharon Janis (Kumuda) of Night Lotus Productions, using materials that had been filmed and gathered over two decades.
As we enter into the heart of holiday season, the importance of family is on our minds. December’s feature film is a wonderful example of the lasting bond between family members.
From writer/director John Ward (who also wrote and directed Circle favorite I AM) comes Heart of the Country, a timeless tale of healing, love and eventual redemption. With her husband jailed for Wall Street fraud, Faith (country music star Jana Kramer) must leave behind her luxurious New York life and return home to North Carolina and to the widower father (the incomparable Gerald McRaney) and dutiful older sister she left behind. Reunited, they work through buried emotions and learn to be a family again. This touching family film reminds us that a broken heart is sometimes best mended by the one who loved us first.
This month’s selections are rounded out with an exclusive — and smile-inducing — interview with comedian Yakov Smirnoff. According to Smirnoff, laughter is more than just a human response; it’s a gauge of a happy relationship. In his interview with host Lisa Garr, he shares his story, his anecdotes, and his mission for spreading the gift of glee.