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MY YEAR OF LIVING MINDFULLY

Sat 25 Sep | 6.50pm

Sat 2 Oct | 4.15pm

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Australia | 2020 | 98 min | PG13: Some Coarse Language

English with no subtitles

Directed by Julian Harvey & Shannon Harvey

Overwhelmed with insomnia and an incurable autoimmune disease, Shannon Harvey needed to make a change. But while she found plenty of recommendations on diet, sleep and exercise, she could not find anything in the equivalent of a 30-minute workout for her mental wellbeing.

Worried for the future mental health of her kids who were growing up amidst modern-day epidemics of stress, anxiety, depression and addiction, Shannon enlisted a team of scientists to put meditation to the test.

Could learning to quiet our busy minds be the simple solution the world so desperately needs? In the midst of a global mental health crisis, millions of people have turned to mindfulness. But does it actually make us happier and healthier?

What began as a year-long experiment soon became a life-changing experience for Shannon. MY YEAR OF LIVING MINDFULLY is filled with compelling stories, groundbreaking science, and unexpected insights that go to the heart of what it means to be human in the 21st century.

Sat 25 Sep | 6.50pm

Sat 2 Oct | 4.15pm

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Post-Screening Dialogue

My Year of Living Mindfully director Shannon Harvey - THIS Buddhist Film Festival

with director Julian Harvey & Shannon Harvey

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Mindfulness On The Go: Simple Meditation Practices You Can Do Anywhere
Author: Jan Chozen Bays, MD
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DIRECTOR’S BIO

My Year of Living Mindfully director Shannon Harvey - THIS Buddhist Film Festival

Shannon Harvey is an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker. She previously worked as a TV, radio and online reporter for organisations such as the ABC and Fairfax. She’s written two books, directed two feature documentaries, and is the recipient of the National Press Club of Australia’s ‘Health Journalist of The Year’ award.

Julian Harvey is a prolific producer, director and writer. His films have won awards at over 20 film festivals worldwide. He was awarded the ‘Breakout Producer of the Year’ award and an AIMIA for ‘Best Use of Social and Viral Marketing’ for the unorthodox online release of his first feature, The Tunnel.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

In the same way that the climate emergency has found resonance in public consciousness, we aim to be part of the movement that demands meaningful change in the way we approach human health and wellbeing.

– Health journalist and filmmaker, Shannon Harvey

PRINT SOURCE

Elemental Media
info@shannnonharvey.com

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