Free the Mind


Oriental Theatre Screen 1 Mon, Sep 30, 2013 7:00 PM
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 2 Thu, Oct 3, 2013 4:15 PM
Oriental Theatre Screen 1 Tue, Oct 8, 2013 12:30 PM
Film Info
Program Category:Spotlight Presentations (Presented by Donald & Donna Baumgartner)
Runtime:80 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:Denmark/Finland
Original Language:English
Community Partners:Hapacus
Milwaukee Community Acupuncture
Growing Minds
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Phie Ambo
Producer:Sigrid Dyekjær
Cinematographer:Phie Ambo
Editor:Marion Tour


Through research alongside Tibetan monks and other practitioners of the meditative arts, leading neuroscientist and University of Wisconsin professor Richard J. Davidson (one of "Time" Magazine's most influential people circa 2006) has discovered the brain's ability to rewire and heal itself through mindfulness practices. Spending a year tracking the progress made while working with veterans suffering from PTSD and young children suffering from ADD, "Free the Mind" showcases a deeply compassionate, hopeful and persuasive argument for a future in which we transform ourselves without the aid of pharmaceuticals.