2021 Films
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Dir: Ann Shin

Canada 2021 I  74 min | Documentary I  English | Heb Sub

What separates us from machines when androids assume our identities? Director Ann Shin explores the broader and more personal implications of a post-biological world.

Dir: Frauke Sandig & Eric Black

Germany / USA |  2021 | 102 min | Documentary  | English | Heb Sub
AWARE follows six brilliant researchers around the world who set out to discover the true meaning of consciousness, the world’s greatest unsolved mystery. Through radically different approaches, the cast of researchers takes the audience into a fascinating world of high-tech brain research, eastern meditation, psychedelics, consciousness of plants experiments, and eventually beyond the explicable

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Directed by Nays Baghai

Australia | 2020 | 63 min | English | Dutch  | Heb Sub

Kiki discovered the healing effect of cold water immersion after experiencing the debilitating trauma of being raped. She has pushed her physical and psychological limits to overcome her scars and break boundaries that most people can barely imagine.

Directed by Delia Ackerman

Peru 2021 |  90min | English | Spanish | Heb Sub

Peru is a true superpower of biodiversity. The ancient inhabitants of Peru were able to domesticate and cultivate an astonishing number of nutritious crops thanks to the fact that the country harbors the greatest spectrum of the world's climates and a wide range of ecosystems.


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Directed by Louie Psihoyos

USA | 2020 | 90min | English | Tibetan |  Heb Sub

A profound and jubilant exploration of the remarkable friendship between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Inspired by the international bestseller The Book of Joy

Directed by Sky Dylan-Robbins, Ellie Dylan

USA |  2021 | 82 min | English | Heb Sub

With ON OUR OWN ISLAND, award-winning filmmakers Ellie Dylan and Sky Dylan-Robbins capture a universal part of life that’s rarely talked about or seen. Chronicling the seasons of a relationship from its romantic beginnings through its unexpected end, this timely and uplifting documentary looks death in the face to discover how to find strength, meaning, and peace in the present.


Directed by James Redford

USA | 2021 | 61 min | English | Heb Sub

Playing for Keeps examines the importance of play and downtime for all of us – children, adults, seniors, and animals. It is a tapestry of interwoven characters that takes a look at the science behind and health benefits of the play state as well as its recent decline in our lives. It shows us that staying playful is a powerful aspect of a happy life.


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Directed by Ivo Raza

USA |  2020 | 91 min | English | Hebrew sub

After finding out that his wife has blown their life savings on self-help gurus, Seymour teams up with his brother Danny, a filmmaker, to document how easy it is to start a fake self-help group and con people into believing just about anything. But once started, the Reboot Camp takes on a life of its own, and grows into a full-blown cult.

Directed by  Luiz Bolognesi

Brazil 2021 | 74 min | Yanomami |  Heb Sub

Shaman and activist Davi Kopenawa Yanomami has spent a quarter century leading a powerful international campaign to protect Yanomami land rights. But since Jair Bolsonaro took office in 2019, he has reversed this progress, allowing the Amazon to become open for the taking once again. Director Luiz Bolognesi and Kopenawa Yanomani address these issues together as co-writers of this breathtaking documentary.

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Directed by Camilla Becket, James Becket

Australia 2021 | 81 min | English | Heb Sub

How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become Monsanto’s worst nightmare? The Seeds of Vandana Shiva tells the remarkable life story of Gandhian eco-activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, how she stood up to the corporate Goliaths of industrial agriculture, rose to prominence in the sustainable food movement, and inspired an international crusade for change.


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Directed by Maurizio Benazzo, Zaya Benazzo

Canada, United States 2021 | 88 min | English |  Heb Sub

Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives.  Dr. Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policy-makers and legal personnel are not concerned with fixing behaviors, making diagnoses, suppressing symptoms and judging, but seek instead to understand the sources from which troubling behaviors and diseases spring in the wounded human soul.

Directed by Christina Vircillo Bresson

USA|  2021 | 81 min| English | Heb Sub

Through the work of holistic practitioner Mark Mincolla PhD, The Way of Miracles takes us on an eye-opening journey of human healing and personal empowerment.

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Directed by Kent Bassett & Marion Cunningham


USA  | 2020 | 83 min | English | Heb Sub

This Might Hurt is an intimate vérité film that follows three chronic pain patients who have spent years trying to cure their illness through modern medicine. Desperate for relief, they enter a mind-body medicine program that focuses on uncovering buried trauma at the root of their suffering, and retraining their brains to turn off pain.

Directed by Arthur Kanegis

USA 2017 | 83 min | English  | Heb Sub

The World Is My Country is the dramatic story of World Citizen No. 1 Garry Davis — whose gutsy actions sparked a movement that helped pave the way for the unanimous passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, 1948. Watch this lost piece of history and see why Martin Sheen calls it "a road map to a better future!"


Conscious Short Films

Directed by Orion Eshel & Luther Clayton

USA 2020 | 15 min| English | Heb Sub

Two young boys with a brotherly bond are discovering the beauty hidden in their world; in nature, music and language. But soon must battle to retain it when it is threatened by one uncontrollable act of violence.

Directed by  Remy Despesse

French Polynesia| 2021 | 21 min | English, Maori, Spanish | Heb Sub

Sunny, one character played by different actors from three locations around the world, dis-connects from his given environment in order to find his authenticity and fulfilling purpose.

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Directed by Iris Moore

Canada , 2019 | 10min | English | Heb Sub

An old woman prepares to die. Accompanied by her granddaughter, she reflects on the memories of her life, and on the profound experience of being human, before taking the next step into the unknown


Directed by Meg Donnelly, Marisa Martin

Australia 2020 | 16 min |  English | Heb Sub

A girl is torn between her love for the Sacred and a boy who is best friends with an enigmatic tree. When she experiences an unexpected trauma she must call on the healing power of nature and intimacy to find her true path and self.


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Directed by Orkhan Aghazadeh

Portugal, 2021 | 17 min | English Portuguese, Russian | Heb Sub

When her mother dies, Diana escapes to a place of grieving called “The Womb” in the Portuguese countryside. Here, patients meditate in an unusual birthing sac.

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