August 31, 2012 § Leave a comment
“Samsāra or Sangsāra (Sanskrit: संसार) (in Tibetan called “khorwa”), literally meaning “continuous flow”, is the repeating cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth (reincarnation) within Hinduism, Buddhism, Bön, Jainism, Yoga and Sikhism.”-Wikipedia.
Travel on a meditational and spiritual journey to 25 countries, and 100 locations, shot over 5 years on 70mm film. Entrance yourself in colorful kaleidoscopic images of culture, religion, and nature, all without words, only music. Explore fairytale like temples, sand drawings, cathedrals, stained glass, national parks, waterfalls, active volcanoes, deserts, tribal dancers, soldiers, mosques, pyramids, the “Wailing Wall,” Hadj, baptisms, the world’s tallest building, poor suburbs, shanty towns and slums, corporate cubicles, busy freeways, and factories in Jordan, Israel, Japan, the Philippines, Turkey, France, Italy, India, Mali, Indonesia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Angola, Bhutan, Ghana, Thailand, California, Utah, Arizona, and Hawaii. See how many places and events you can name. It’s definitely worth seeing 5 years of hard work in 102 minutes.
Photos compliments of Oscilloscope Films.
Article by Sharon Abella
August 22, 2012 § Leave a comment
The lyrics to the “U2” songs correlates to the storyline of the films. Click on the links below the movie posters to watch the videos.
Music and movie selections by Sharon Abella.
Editor of One World Cinema
August 16, 2012 § Leave a comment
I am “Yogawoman,” hear me Om! As strange as this may seem, until fairly recently, the ancient Indian tradition of yoga, was practiced only by men. It has been written in Indian scripture, that women were thought of as obstacles to enlightenment and were not invited to participate. Today, out of the 20 million people who practice in the US alone, 85% of them, are women. This physical, mental, and spiritual philosophy has helped many people find purpose in their lives, overcome obstacles, and alleviate pain and suffering. Yoga is so mainstream nowadays, it can be found in gyms, retreat centers, spas, schools, hospitals, prisons, and churches. It is a multi-billion dollar industry.
In modern day society, women face constant societal pressures to be everything to everyone, and are overwhelmed with trying to balance work, family, and friends, all while trying to maintain a sense of identity and youth. An alarming 90% are dissatisfied with their appearances. Yoga helps us to get in tune with our bodies, and has been structured for women at every stage of their lives. There are now classes offered centering around pregnancy, menstruation, menopause, obesity, children, teens, and disease-stricken. Programs such as ‘Off the Mat, and Into The World’, have also used yoga on a global level, and have helped improve rural villages in Africa. Giving back while improving lives, they have built community and birthing centers that will be used for generations to come.
My grandfather practiced yoga religiously everyday from the late 1960’s until his recent pleasant passing in his sleep in New Mexico. He lived to be 93 years old. As a former gymnast and a yogi myself, I have been blessed to have studied with Enlightened Masters, Sri Swami Satchidananda (1914-2002), Satguru Shri Mahayogi Paramahansa, and Sri Dharma Mittra.
Photos complimentary of Shadow Distribution
“Yogawoman” opens in NYC October 19th, and in LA on October 26th.
Article by Sharon Abella
Editor of http://www.1worldcinema.com