PLANTING SEEDS OF MINDFULNESS
2016 | 72 min | USA / AUSTRIA
Directed by Gregory Kennedy-Salemi & Stuart Jolley
An engaging animated narrative feature based on the mindfulness work of Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hann.
Based on Thich Nhat Hahn’s bestselling book Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children, the film explores a teenager’s growth through meditation and showcases the transformative powers of mindfulness, compassion, kindness and contemplation.
The story revolves around sixteen-year-old Jasper, a Vietnamese African American teenager who draws from the insights of Thich Nhat Hahn to deal with domestic upheavals and difficult situations at school.
It is a film that teaches us how to to promote peace in the world around us, and pays homage to a renowned Zen Master praised by leaders and celebrities worldwide, including Martin Luther King Jr, Dalai Lama, and Oprah Winfrey.
The film is suitable for families and children.