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AWARE: Glimpses of Consciousness

AWARE follows six brilliant researchers approaching the mystery from radically different perspectives, opening as a science film but emerging beyond the explicable.

What is consciousness? Is it in all living beings? What happens when we die? Why do we seem to be hardwired for mystical experience?

In these times of existential crisis, there has been an explosion of research into consciousness. After four centuries of silence, scientists are confronting the “Big Questions”, cutting a window into a realm previously held tight by philosophy and religion:

AWARE follows six brilliant researchers, approaching the greatest of all mysteries from radically different perspectives, from within and without: through high-tech brain research and Eastern meditation, by scientifically exploring inner space through psychedelic substances and by investigating the consciousness of plants. Scientists are arriving at new insights – some have been integral to Indigenous knowledge for millenia.

“Stirs feelings of awe and wonder, humility and connection. A remarkable film.” – Valerie Kalfrin, Alliance of Women Film Journalists

“Consciousness-elevating food for thought.” – Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times

“Stunningly deep, wise and visually arresting, the most mind-blowing Film the Maui Film Festival has presented in twenty years!” – Barry Rivers, Maui Film Festival Founder/Director

 

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