Thich Nhat Hanh - A cloud never dies

August 01, 2022 - by avenir
In the face of violence, fear, and discrimination, Thich Nhat Hanh’s courageous path of engaged action reveals how insight, community, and a deep aspiration to serve the world can offer hope, peace, and a way forward for millions: "Our century should be a century of spirituality, whether we can survive or not, depends on it."

Joseph Beuys - Art as revolutionary power

August 09, 2021 - by avenir
Art with the aim to expand human consciousness: Art as the only revolutionary power, because it is based on humankind's creativity. Back then he was trying to patently explain how “money shouldn´t be a commodity.” He knew that money trade would undermine democracy. More than thirty years after his death, Beuys still seems to be a visionary, way ahead of his time.

Salt of the Earth - Breathtaking perspectives on humanity

November 05, 2020 - by avenir
“Every photograph is an adventure.” In his latest production, The Salt of the Earth, director Wim Wenders explores what inspires the legendary photographer Sebastião Salgado when he works. Salgado is not just a great photographer. He may well be the last great photographer – at least in the classic, humane tradition, working in black and white, telling profound truths.

Happiness - So much true, for so many people

January 05, 2018 - by avenir
"The story of a rodent's unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfillment." Directed and animated by Steve Cutts. An awesome film. And so much true, for so many people.

Marina Abramović in Brazil - The Space in Between

September 11, 2017 - by avenir
In search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, Marina Abramović travels through Brazil experiencing sacred rituals and exploring the limits between art and spirituality. How far will she go to create another work of art? Thank you Marina :-)

Pepe Mujica - A truly inspiring Politician

March 03, 2017 - by avenir
In 2013, José Mujica is the president of Uruguay. A man who's lifestyle differs radically from other heads of state. President Mujica has rejected the use of the presidential palace and chosen to stay living in his house, a small farm on the outskirts of Montevideo. His home is located in a remote area with roads of dirt and under the custody of only two policemen. Mujica says to be coherent with his way of thinking, he declares that he takes from the world only what he needs.