The film has been selected for the Visions du Réel International DOC OUTLOOK MARKET 2015
It sounds like the perfect antidote to our hectic lives: less stress, better concentration, increased productivity. No wonder mindfulness meditation has become an attractive addition to the boardroom agenda for global giants like Google and SAP. Backed up by science, it seems an increasing amount of organisations are turning to mindfulness to help develop their business model. In this film, director Samuel Stefan dares to take a look behind the façade of this revolutionary corporate phenomenon to reveal a series of burning ethical issues about the values of our economic system: Is mindfulness a way for businesses to simply enhance their profit margins and increase productivity? Or does this revolution offer an opportunity to change the way our businesses operate, creating a more equal and fairer society? From Buddhist monks to entrepreneurs, business managers to inflamed critics; The Mindful Revolution offers a critical insight into the growing influence of a modern spiritual phenomenon.
Samuel Stefan (CH) – Author, Director
Samuel lives and works near Berne, Switzerland as an independent filmmaker and is also a lecturer in psychology. Besides working on documentary projects, he works as a freelance director and editor for commercials, imagefilms and TV-Reality-Series.
Nick Oakley (UK) – Camera, Author
Nick has a wealth of experience in shooting a variety of different formats, including documentary, drama, corporate and music videos. He is also a trumpeter and avid jazz fan in his spare time.