Free The Mind (2013)



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Convinced by the Dalai Lama to apply the same methods used to study anxiety and depression to research kindness and compassion, renowned neurologist Richard Davidson examines the nature of consciousness as manifested in our physical body, and the possibility of using mental practices to change the physical structure of the brain. The results Davidson finds through the course of his studies offer new hope for soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and youngsters with Attention … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Phie Ambo
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On DVD: Sep 23, 2014
Box Office: $0.2M
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (8)

A wealth of information is sufficiently articulated, though the film's greatest strength is Ambo's compassion toward the subjects.

Full Review… | October 11, 2013
Chicago Reader
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Davidson's compilation of seemingly immeasurable data is interesting, as is the doctor himself.

Full Review… | October 10, 2013
Boston Globe
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If you focus on its fascinating subject matter and the dramatic revelations presented here with irrefutable impact, "Free the Mind" qualifies as a pioneering inquiry at the outermost boundaries of neuroscience.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
Seattle Times
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Danish director Phie Ambo's documentary only scratches the surface of a complex subject.

Full Review… | June 7, 2013
Globe and Mail
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By the end of this documentary, you'll feel like a kid again, filled with wonder and questions about humanity and yourself.

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
Toronto Star
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"There's something healing about simply watching "Free the Mind" ...

Full Review… | May 17, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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