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I AM documentary film – the Nature of Humanity

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 |

I AM documentary film – the Nature of Humanity

I came across this movie a while ago, but thought it would be great to put a post out about it and spread the word…

 I Am is a 2010 documentary film written, narrated, and directed by Tom Shadyac.  The documentary explores Tom’s personal journey after a 2007 bicycle accident, ‘the nature of humanity’ and ‘world’s ever-growing addiction to materialism’.

Tom suffered post concussion syndrome after the bicycle accident, experiencing months of acute headaches and hyper-sensitivity to light and noise. 

A 2011 New York Times article stated that: “the symptoms of a concussion [didn’t] go away. Something as simple as a trip to the grocery store was painful for Shadyac, whose brain was unable to filter various stimuli.  After medical treatments failed to help, he isolated himself completely, sleeping in his closet and walling the windows of his mobile home with black-out curtains. As his symptoms finally began to subside, the director wanted to share his inner quest in the way he knew best: through film.”

In the film, Tom conducts interviews with scientists, religious leaders, environmentalists and philosophers including Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Lynne McTaggart, Elisabet Sahtouris, David Suzuki, Howard Zinn and Thom Hartmann.  The film asks two central questions:

What’s Wrong With the World?

What Can We Do About it?

It is about “human connection, happiness, and the human spirit” and explores themes including Darwinism, loneliness, the economy and the drive to war.  The documentary includes animated scenes explaining scientific concepts as well as clips from the films, Wall Street and It’s a Wonderful Life.

For those who live in Dubai, the movie is for sale at the Virgin store in Mall of the Emirates or online from the I AM movie website http://iamthedoc.com/

Proceeds from the documentary go to the Foundation for I Am, which supports various charities, http://www.iamthedoc.com/the-foundation/.

Heres the  Trailer of the movie to give you a short insight

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