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How You Spend  Your Life: A Cinematic Sum of the Hours, Days, and Years Spent on Mundane Activities
How You Spend Your Life: A Cinematic Sum of the Hours, Days, and Years Spent on Mundane Activities

An awakening anatomy of the average life’s two years of boredom, 6 months of watching commercials, 67 days of heartbreak, and 14 minutes of pure joy.

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What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit
What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “

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Know Your Clouds: A 1966 Animated Morphology of the Skies
Know Your Clouds: A 1966 Animated Morphology of the Skies

A surprisingly poetic educational film about the ten basic cloud types and their distinct shapes, shades, and altitudes.

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The Silent Friends: A Beautiful Short Film Celebrating Our Abiding Bond with Trees
The Silent Friends: A Beautiful Short Film Celebrating Our Abiding Bond with Trees

A cinematic ode to our oldest living companions.

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Ben Hecht on Greatness, the Radiance of Realness, and the Rewards of Keeping in Touch with the Soul of Your Childhood
Ben Hecht on Greatness, the Radiance of Realness, and the Rewards of Keeping in Touch with the Soul of Your Childhood

On the crucial difference between superficial success and true greatness.

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For Seamus: A Cinematic Homage to Beloved Poet Seamus Heaney
For Seamus: A Cinematic Homage to Beloved Poet Seamus Heaney

“There was a wonderful sense in his writing of a fresh world opening, to which we were all attending… He has created out of his own upbringing a universe.”

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