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10-minute film: Path of Freedom

by Kestrel Slocombe
January 6, 2014
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 16:10 -- Kestrel Slocombe

A profound and truly inspiring mini-film from Aeon magazine.


Path of Freedom

In the harsh environment of a Rhode Island men’s prison, fifty inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of mindfulness meditation. The program is the work of former inmate Fleet Maull, who visits with convicted felons to share his strategies for surviving on the inside. This film offers a rare glimpse into the inner lives of men who are reaching for peace and forgiveness, and some form of freedom behind bars.

  • Director Biography: Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is a filmmaker, musician and composer. He has directed and produced numerous award-winning films including Elemental (2012), YukonKings (2013), A Thousand Suns (2009), What Would It Look Like (2009), A Game For Life (2008), and Barrio de Paz (2007). He also the founder and executive editor of The Global Oneness Project, a Webby Award-winning educational media platform. Prior to his work in film, Emmanuel performed with some of the biggest names in jazz, as well as releasing two critically-acclaimed records under his own name: Previous Misconceptions (2002) and Borrowed Time (2005).


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