A feature-length documentary by Eric Georgeault and Hélène Walter MAY I BE HAPPY reveals the significance of mindfulness practice in transforming the lives of young people.
Through poetic cinematography and sequences of teachers leading sensitive or boisterous practices to kids from different backgrounds, the film brings awareness to the benefits of mindfulness as a way out of violence and suffering, and as an attainable solution for younger generations.
Hearing the frustration of dedicated educators who find ways to teach from the heart, and seeing their optimistic work with youth is an uplifting experience.Interviews with teachers and leaders in the field of mindfulness research and education, including Dr Dan Siegel and Vinny Ferraro, also offer insights into the growing practice of mindfulness in education.
MAY I BE HAPPY Covers varying approaches to mindfulness by a range of San Francisco Bay Area programs, and reminds us of our children's natural capacity for wellbeing, resilience and happiness.
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