In Search of the Great Song DVD
Fifty Voices. Twelve Countries. One Question.
Produced by Michael Stillwater and Doris Laesser Stillwater
A Song Without Borders Production
(82 minutes / 2016)
Winner, Best Documentary
Moondance International Film Festival, 2016
Winner, Best International Subject
Eugene International Fim Festival, 2016
Winner, Honorable Mention
International Film Awards Berlin, 2016
Winner, Award of Merit
Awareness Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2016
Friday Harbor Film Festival, 2016
From the Australian outback to the San Juan Archipelago, from South India to the Swiss Alps- the question is asked of scientists, artists, faith leaders and indigenous elders: "What is the Great Song for you?"
Infused with music from around the world, fifty remarkable responses cross boundaries of culture, faith, arts and science, weaving a timeles, multi-faceted tapestry- a cinematic testament to our common spirit.
FEATURED SPEAKERS & ARTISTS
with Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq • Angeles Arrien • Rinaldo Brutoco • Richard R. Ernst Michael Fitzpatrick • Gangaji • Dana Gioia • Amit Goswami • Gyuto Monks of Tibet Thich Nhat Hanh • Angela Hewitt • Chungliang Al Huang • Rabbi Irwin Kula • Tito La Rosa • Morten Lauridsen • Paul Mealor • Deva Premal • Br. David Steindl-Rast • David Whyte • Gary Zukav and 30 more
Music by Britten Sinfonia • Chamber Choir of Europe • Chanticleer • Ilan Chester • Michael Fitzpatrick • Angela Hewitt • Insingizi • Morten Lauridsen • Stephen Layton • Gary Malkin • Polyphony • Deva Premal • Alex Shapiro • The Singers • Stephan Thelen and others
-Don Schwartz, CineSource Magazine
"Filmmaking at its most transcendent."
-Mirabai Starr, Author, God of Love / Caravan of No Despair
"Haunting, enchanting and very soothing"
-Arun Gandhi, President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute
"A beautiful visual reverie on 'the great song'"
-Roshi Joan Halifax, Founder/Abbot, Upaya Institute and Zen Center
"You have given us the presence of love....pure & true"
-Bruce Davis, Author, Monastery Without Walls
"A feast for the eyes, the ears, the mind, the limbic system of the brain and much more. This film is a masterpiece, an inner bridge to the Self that will leave you richer, long after you've seen it."
-Shuddha Anami, MD
"A deeply textured and mystically poetic ode to the divine integration between nature, song, music and the great mystery, it will captivate your soul!"
-Ronald A. Alexander Ph.D., author, Wise Mind Open Mind
"A timeless quest, myriad replies, and the confluence resolving in one stilling sensation — this film sings with the intrinsic potency of an unstruck bell."
-Tamsin Smith, poet and social impact innovator
"An enchanted treasure trove; a multi-faceted prismatic invitation; an exquisite compendium of cultural creatives pondering...a deeper resonant awareness"
-Mary Trainor-Brigham, author, Deep Cinema
"A divine invitation for each of us to discover, harvest and sing The Great Song that is in, and connects us to, higher callings.”
-Dr. Ken Druck; Author, The Real Rules of Life
"This noble, heart-centered, moving exploration penetrates to the depth of the life that breathes us, the song that sings us. Sit back, relax, and let your soul be sung. Here is a gift for the spirit."
-Alan Cohen; Author, A Deep Breath of Life
This is the second release in an ongoing film series co-produced by Michael Stillwater and Doris Laesser Stillwater. Their previous release, Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen was deemed ‘a heartening rarity’ in Wall Street Journal and received four Best Documentary awards.