Monday, July 16, 2007

One | The Project | The Movie

What happens when a middle-aged trial attorney and father of three wakes in the night with an idea to make an independent film about the meaning of life? Ward M. Powers, with no experience at all in filmmaking, mail-ordered a video camera and set off with his best friend and a cousin on a two-year life-changing experience.

Inspired by Joseph Campbell’s maxim: “Follow your bliss,” and with no budget or training, they took to the streets to film ordinary people responding to life’s ultimate questions. They started with twenty questions, among them: What is the meaning of life? Describe God. What are we all so afraid of? How does one obtain true peace? What is your one wish for the world?

Eventually the filmmakers got up the nerve to ask their questions of spiritual teachers, yogis, philosophers, authors, artists, priests, rabbis, imams, monks, nuns, medicine men, social architects and scholars, including Robert Thurman, Ram Dass, Thich Nhat Hanh, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev, Father Thomas Keating, Hasan Qazwini, Deepak Chopra and many others.

ONE: The movie was created to increase awareness of the connections we all share. To remind us of our similarities and celebrate our differences. To allow the positive energy of ONEness to emerge in a world that too often seems disconnected and broken. The film's concept is simple: ask the ultimate questions of life to the great masters and to everyday people. Then let the dialogue flow. The result is a movie that has sparked dialog on six continents and in hundreds of venues - from barns to prisons to universities to theaters. ONE reminds us that we are all on a journey to better understand ourselves, our connections with others, and our ultimate meaning and destiny.

Can you imagine a film which itself and the story of 'how the film came to be' will forever affect your perception of the human experience and who you are? Can you imagine a film that is more than a film and more of an experience? One is such a movie.

If you want to understand how *you* affect the world, you must have this experience. You will never see this truth and wisdom in commercial productions of film or television. Watch the trailer and know for yourself.

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