SG - The Imagination of Mindfulness: Gunda
This intimate, meditative documentary invites you to look at the world, the farm, the animals living on it, through the eyes of pig Gunda. Introduced by Zen-Buddhist, philosopher and documentary maker Misha Beliën.
About The Imagination of Mindfulness: Gunda
Come and meet Gunda, a female pig living with her piglets at a farmstead in Norway. In this intimate, meditative documentary, director Viktor Kossakovsky and cinematographer Egil Haaskjold Larsen invite you to look at the world, the farm, the animals living on it, through the eyes of Gunda, without words.
Zen-Buddhist, philosopher and documentary maker Misha Beliën will shortly introduce the film. Upon his initiation as monk, Beliën took the boddisatva vow, in which he promises to liberate all living animals. After the screening, there is time and space to enter into conversation with each other.
Free entrance for WUR-card holders. Register at moview.nl, under ’10-zittenkaart’, and show your WUR-card at the cinema. Documentary without spoken language.
About series ‘Mindfulness: Beyond the Hype?’
Will you become a better person after some mindfulness therapy? Is the world going to be a better place if more people are more mindful? Mindfulness has been a hype in the West for a while now, but what are we actually talking about?
In this series, we trace back the origins of mindfulness and discuss its current-day manifestations, explore its mechanisms and effects, and reflect on its societal meaning and role. And what can the popularity of mindfulness reveal about contemporary society? What is the value of this practice of attentiveness and rest in our current world?
About Misha Beliën
Misha Beliën is a Zen buddhist, philosopher and documentary maker. He studied Beeld & Taal at Rietveld Academy and graduated in philosophy at Radboud University. Since 2008, he is engaged in Zen buddhism, and he was initiated as Zen monk last year. He gives trainings and workshops at Zen Centrum Nijmegen and various monasteries, writes on philosophy and Zen and makes documentaries in which he combines philosophy, science, art, spirituality and politics. For more information, check his website.