I went to see this incredible and emotionally powerful movie last night, it was seven years in the making – UNITY is a new documentary that explores humanity’s hopeful transformation from living-by-killing into living-by-loving. It is a unique film about compassion for all beings, or all “expressions of life”, going beyond all “separation based on form”, and beyond perceiving opposites. Writer/Director Shaun Monson, collaborating with an astounding cast of 100 celebrity narrators (never before gathered in the history of filmmaking), presents a message of love, tragedy, and hope, all set against the backdrop of some of the most compelling 20th and 21st Century footage imaginable.
For me it was very painful on every level, my body could hardly bear the truth of where humanity still is – but I knew my spirit called me there last night to witness it, yet again.
I couldn’t just quickly flick or scroll through the images like I have learned to do on Facebook because I can’t stand the obscene cruelty in the world. I just had to sit there and honor the efforts of a fellow artist, who had the courage to show and tell a powerful story of the truth through his craft, film making.
The movie is presented in chapters, (like its predecessor EARTHLINGS) UNITY takes an in-depth look at what it truly means to be human, to be mortal, and to be incarnate in this world. The film explores our brief existence among the Cosmos (Chapter I), then moves on to the perceptions of our Mind (Chapter II), the nature of our Body (Chapter III), the infinite capacity of our Heart (Chapter IV), and ultimately to the mysterious energy of the Soul (Chapter V).
Initially, these chapters will appear unrelated to each other. But as the film progresses it becomes clear that all life is interconnected, and each chapter represents the totality of our mortal experience, which is only measured in decades.
With a cast of 100 voices all speaking as one voice, UNITY is a genuinely cinematic experience unlike any other. It is my heartfelt dream that soon, very soon we will come to experience that Diversity really does equal Dynamic.
Today I am full of Hope because that is what sustains me and aides in my quest to make a difference by simply adding true value where ever I can. #HUMAN #ANIMAL #TREE we are all family.
Heart to Heart my fellow Earthlings