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
May 3, 2013 Limited
International Film Circuit - Official Site
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A wealth of information is sufficiently articulated, though the film's greatest strength is Ambo's compassion toward the subjects.
Davidson's compilation of seemingly immeasurable data is interesting, as is the doctor himself.
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.
Danish director Phie Ambo's documentary only scratches the surface of a complex subject.
By the end of this documentary, you'll feel like a kid again, filled with wonder and questions about humanity and yourself.
This is overall a compassionate and curious film about the real-world implications of some fascinating research happening right in our backyard, helping our own neighbors.
Phie Ambo deftly captures her subjects' sense of paranoia and helplessness without encroaching on their brave candor.
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