Mindfulness in the Classroom and Beyond
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Jury Prize Award Eye Opener - Awareness Film Festival 2017 - Los Angeles, USA
Official Selection - Ojai Film Festival 2017 - California, USA
Official Selection - Transitions Film Festival 2018 - Melbourne, Australia
Spirituality and Consciousness Series 2018 - Porto Alegre, Brazil
Official Selection - Manifesto Film Festival 2018 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Official Selection - Illuminate Film Festival 2018 - Sedona Arizona, USA
Official Selection - Learning By Film Festival - Paris, France
A feature lenght documentary by Eric Georgeault and Hélène Walter
MAY I BE HAPPY reveals the significance of mindfulness practice in transforming the lives of young people.
Through poetic cinematography and sequences of teachers leading sensitive or boisterous practices to kids from different backgrounds, the film brings awareness to the benefits of mindfulness as a way out of violence and suffering, and as an attainable solution for younger generations.
This full-length feature documentary captures the very real challenges American children face, whether in elite private schools, public schools, on the streets, or in juvenile detention centers. Hearing the frustration of dedicated educators who find ways to teach from the heart, and seeing their optimistic work with youth is an uplifting experience.
Interviews with teachers and leaders in the field of mindfulness research and education, including Dr. Dan Siegel and Vinny Ferraro, offer insights into the growing practice of mindfulness in education.
Covering varying approaches to mindfulness by a range of San Francisco Bay Area programs, MAY I BE HAPPY reminds us of children's natural capacity for wellbeing, resilience and happiness.