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Rooted in Peace challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence.
The film relies not only on memoir, but also interviews with such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love, and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, media mogul Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, green architect William McDonough, neuroscientist Dan Siegel and many others. Reitman learns from all of them, and heeds Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s words, “If the forest is to be green, every tree must be green; if there’s going to be peace on earth, then everybody needs to experience that quality of peace within themselves.” In this film, he is asking viewers to do the same.
Reitman poses the basic question: How do we want to live? Reitman’s journey is an example of transformation — how one person can learn to make the necessary changes to enjoy a better life — and in so doing inspire others to want to improve their own lives and society as a whole.
A Film Screening
Thursday, July 13, 8pm
Members $25/ Nonmembers $28
To hear an interview with Greg Reitman on PRN Heart of Mind Internet Radio with Kathryn Davis 7/ click HERE
New York Open Center
Greg Reitman is an activist filmmaker, author, and professional speaker. He is the founder of Blue Water Entertainment, Inc., an independent production company focusing on environmentally conscious entertainment. Widely regarded as Hollywood’s “Green Producer,” Greg Reitman produced the 2008 Sundance Audience Award-winning feature documentary “FUEL,” which presents the case for alternative energy as the fastest and most sustainable means to reducing our country’s dependence on oil. Greg is a green correspondent for “The Huffington Post” and was written up in Movie Maker Magazine as one of the top ten producers in the Entertainment industry making content that makes a difference in the world.