IN PRODUCTION / COMING EARLY 2020:

AWARE
Feature Documentary on Consciousness, the ultimate mystery.
Written and directed by Eric Black and Frauke Sandig

Why do we awake in the morning? Why do we feel pain or joy? Why are we aware we are aware?
The film links six of the world’s most intriguing consciousness researchers – united by their determined, passionate search for the root of consciousness – in a visual and sensual experience where the viewer is invited to contemplate their own consciousness from within and without.
Broadly speaking, the empirical investigation of consciousness can be divided into three major approaches, Western materialist science (brain research), Eastern philosophies of internal self-inquiry (i.e. meditation) and the shamanic traditions of indigenous peoples (often associated with the use of psychoactive substances). If we put them together, can we begin to see a vague mosaic of the “elephant”?

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Funded by BKM, FFA, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DFFF, with ZDF 3sat, ITVS, Evolve Foundation
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+++ Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth has either won awards or opened every human rights festival in both Central and South America.
(Listed by the Human Rights Film Network)

+++ November 2012: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth has been awarded a Special Jury Mention at DOCS DF in Mexico City (International Competition).

+++ October 2012: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth has won the First Prize, (best international feature) at the Planet in Focus Film Festival, Toronto

+++ Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth has been awarded the Audience Award at the German Nature Film Prize

+++ October 2012: Theatrical release in Japan!
Japanese Website

+++ Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth has been awarded the Premio Pukañawi 2012 at the International Film Festival of Human Rights in Bolivia. +++

+++ August 10, 2012: DVD release in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Goodmovies.de +++

+++ Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth has been awarded a Special Jury Mention at the International Film Festival of Human Rights in Buenos Aires

+++ In summer / fall 2012 Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth has been invited to Documentarist Istanbul, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Human Rights Film Festival Bolivia, Festival de Cine Verde de Barichara, Colombia, Vancouver International Film Festival, Mill Valley International Film Festival +++

+++ Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth will be the Opening Film of the Muestra de Cine Internacional Memoria Verdad Justicia in the National Theater of Guatemala on May 5th, 2012, on May 8th in Quetzaltenango.
It has also just been awarded a Special Jury Mention at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva. +++

+++ In the winter and spring 2012 HEART OF SKY, HEART OF EARTH has been selected to screen at the following festivals: Habana International Film Festival, ZagrebDox, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights Geneva, Thessaloniki DFF, Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse, Muestra de Cine Guatemala, Planete Doc Warsaw, … and more coming soon. +++

+++ Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth NOW PLAYING IN GERMAN THEATERS (Distributor: Piffl Medien / Heart of Sky website ) +++ The movie just celebrated its German premiere at DOK Leipzig 2011, its international premiere at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA , November 16 – 27, 2011) in the „Masters“ section +++


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