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the art of life

38 min. | documentary | hawaii | english

A documentary about the art of living outside of conventions and in deep integrity with one's essence.

As a rising star in the field of abstract mathematics, 'M' discovered that he could see beauty and pattern where others could not. But his path was not to be inside academia, or even inside society.

 

He went on a grand adventure to unify his Buddhism with his ability to see an expanded view of reality. He created beauty in a place where nobody else would, and made his friends amongst dolphins. On a remote beach, after a short while it became apparent that Michael was not an ordinary man…

 

We spoke about quantum physics, Buddhism, spirituality, art and he then invited us to his house after he made sure we had “good enough shoes”… Soon after we parked the car on a remote road we understood why… 'M’ lives in the middle of a thick jungle, 20 minutes from the road in a plot of land he cleared himself. …by hand!!! He brought all material on his shoulders, and built an amazing garden based on sacred geometry.

 

An amazing place devoted to beauty and impracticality... The house has no inside running water, only a shower outside and no electricity. Eventually, he bought a small solar panel so he can continue his research and communicate via his computer with other mathematicians and the world. It was an honor and a joy to go back and shoot this film and we hope you enjoy it.

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