MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

“one of our most profound teachers of transformational wisdom”  ~Wayne W. Dyer



KEN WILBER 

"one of the greatest philosophers of this century and arguably the greatest theoretical psychologist of all time" ~Roger Walsh MD, PhD

“the most extraordinary mind of our times” ~Deepak Chopra



LEE SIEGEL 

Indian religions professor and novelist

“His work… is just the cerebral aphrodisiac we need.”  ~Carol Lloyd, Salon



JAMES WHITMORE

2 time Oscar nominated, Emmy and Tony Award winner

The only actor ever nominated for an Academy Award for a film in which he was the only cast member.



KEN SHAMROCK

"World’s Most Dangerous Man"  ~ABC News



EUGENIO LOPEZ

Museum founder, art aficionado and super-collector

Owner of the largest collection of Latin American art in the world.



STUART DAVIS

“one of the most fascinating and exceptional songwriters in modern music"  ~San Jose Metro



CHRIS PAINE

"The film roars onto the screen... a fantastic and eye-opening primer for anyone who ever wondered

why change never seems to come fast enough."  ~D. Indalecio Guzman, CINESPECT 



DR. ALAN MEENAN  

"without question one of the most effective Bible teachers of our generation"  ~Dr. Gary Maxey, Lagos, Nigeria



MARINA ORLOVA

"Sexiest Philologist in the World"  ~New Yorker Magazine



DZOGCHEN PONLOP RINPOCHE

"His book, Rebel Buddha, is testimony to his extraordinary insight into human nature."  ~Andre Halaw



FRANCES FISHER

“An incredible actress who mesmerizes”  ~Kyle North, Just Press Play



ANNA MARIA HORSFORD

”Horsford can tug on your heartstrings with a sigh and then make you cackle with pleasure."  ~Michael McWilliams, Rolling Stone



PAUL HARRIS

Survived being trapped in a wrecked car after being burned alive and pronounced dead



MAKUA ROTHMAN

Professional surfer, winner of Billabong XXL Big Wave Award



RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN

”heir of the swashbuckling, romantic tradition of Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn and Robert Donat” ~Cecil Smith, LA Times TV


ED BEGLEY

Environmentalist & Actor



KARL KANI

"The 50 Most Influential People in Fashion"  ~Sportswear Magazine



TAYLOR DAYNE

17 Top Ten songs on Billboard charts



ANDY BEHRMAN

“a writer who illustrates with absolute clarity a world in which nothing is clear"  ~Barnes & Noble Review



JOSE LUIS DICENTA

Spanish Ambassador



KUTE BLACKSON

Transformation Coach



BILLY DAVIS

NFL veteran with the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens, 6 seasons and a Super Bowl win



GENPO MERZEL

“Genpo Roshi’s Big Mind process is an astonishingly original, profound and effective path for waking up” ~Ken Wilber



PHILLIP YOUNG

A 7 year old boy who turned a giant obstacle into inspiration



BRUCE HULSE

“an inspiration for top photographers, editors and stylists”

~Jim Moore, Creative Director GQ



CHASE KEOKI WANG

Kumu Hula



ALEJANDRA ARELLANO

psychotherapist/gangs specialist



GERI KUHIA

Beat breast cancer to spread aloha through Hawaiian music



STEVE ROBERTSON

Peace Activist



JOHN DALY

“Over four decades, his companies produced films that earned 13 Oscars and 21 nominations” ~THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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MISSION STATEMENT:  
Several years ago I started an artistic venture of interviewing extraordinary individuals on specific questions at the core of human fulfillment: Love, Intimacy, Heaven, Hell, Religions, Spirituality, God and Purpose.  Many of these candid interviews are the only ones ever recorded and a few of these individuals have now passed away.


What resulted was over 100 hours of in-depth study of the human condition.  After over 1,000 hours of dissecting these recorded discussions, we wove these interviews into a dialogue that reveals the elements of consciousness and personal responsibility that are required to perpetuate widespread human joy.  I funded every dollar of this film solely and with only one agenda; to spread compassion and drive consciousness evolution - to bring people together.


I hope you can help me share it.

Aloha,
Sebastian

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What fuels an AWAKENING WORLD? 

That's what filmmaker Sebastian Siegel sets out to uncover by exploring questions

at the core of human fulfillment from "what is love?" to "what is the purpose of life?". 

Through interviews with influential thinkers, best selling authors, renowned artists and extraordinary personalities, AWAKENING WORLD inspires interpersonal connection and advocates the methodology of "Aloha" to perpetuate widespread human joy.

World Premiere 

Largest audience in SIFF history

Winner, Most Inspiring Documentary

Centerpiece film

ABC News, “Filmmaker inspires

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“Sebastian’s film, with its overall message of love, asks all the right questions

and thus ends up bringing people together.  Watch it, and see what I mean!”  ~ Ken Wilber


"This film takes you out of your own private hell.  Likewise there are some beautiful

and unexpected answers... viewers will enjoy the insights and these are excellent questions to ask.

There’s no time like the present to awaken."  ~ Whole Life Times


"Wherever we're asking more powerful questions, we're headed in the direction of

more serious answers.  This film does both." ~ Marianne Williamson

SHARE IT:   Because of people like YOU sharing this documentary, it’s sparking exploratory questions amongst families, strangers, and between friends and lovers.  It's opening dialogues about the process of love and how to tap into it where and when it's needed most.  It's facilitating the sharing of ideas on how we can proactively come together when we are at odds with one another as human beings.  This is a powerful affect to generate in the world today, and it can happen simply by YOU sharing this film with someone.  Thank you for your support in collaborating for a more deeply connected world. 

If you would like to gift it to a friend or family, colleagues or a school, it’s easy and can be arranged, just leave a note here             and feel free to post your own feelings about the film to initiate more of these discussions, and to open hearts and minds.

Filming part two

* Next playing

LA County Probation
March, 2014
(followed by discussion on hope)http://www.laalmanac.com/crime/cr39.htm

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Fireside screening