The five new TV documentaries which will change the way you live
-Apr 27, Caroline Blight, Living -
There can be no doubt that the world is changing for the better – and fast. We are all valuing our health above wealth. And, we are much more informed about the choices we make. This year five new documentaries will be airing on major streaming channels. We take a look at the most striking.
Feel Rich: Health is the new wealth
The hip hop community is not known for its healthy living ethos – but times are changing. In this documentary Quincy Jones III, interviews iconic artists, producers, urban farmers and meditators who have made dramatic changes in their lives by opening themselves up to new ideas about what it means to be rich. By taking their health seriously they are hoping to lead a self-love revolution in urban communities. It’s not your usual healthy living doc.
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
Could your life be better with less? This insightful film examines the many levels and types of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
With a backdrop of stunning scenery and a trip into some amazing natural wonders, Felix Starck and Selima Taibi take us from Alaska to Mexico with their dog Rudi in a converted school bus.They meet wolves, moose and a grizzly; they cross glaciers, deserts and jungles. There is drama when their dog needs surgery and one night they are surrounded by the Mexican army. During their quest to find happiness and discover a different way ofliving they visit the highest and the lowest points of North America.
InnSaei – The Power of Intuition
Has our fast paced world of facts and knowledge led us to lose intuition? Something which was held in such esteem by our forefathers and which allowed them to complete tasks without the reams of information we have today?
The ancient Icelandic word for intuition is “innsæi,” but in Iceland it has multiple meanings. It can mean “the sea within” which is the borderless nature of our inner world.
Or “to see within” which means to know yourself, and to know yourself well enough to be able to put yourself in other people’s shoes. And it can mean “to see from the inside out” which is to have a strong inner compass to navigate your way in our ever-changing world.
This thought-provoking documentary seeks to uncover the art of connecting within in today’s world of distraction, disconnection and stress. It includes interviews with an expert in neuroscience and indigenous consciousness who believes that we are only using a fraction of our capacity as human beings.
And an extraordinary group of British schoolchildren who are learning how to better cope in today’s world by unlocking the power of nature and mindfulness.
What if everything you know about happiness is wrong?
Academy Award nominated director Roko Belic, takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories from around the world and powerful interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, Happy explores the secrets behind out most valued emotion.
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