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Area 23a and Umbrella Films


THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD AT 7:00 PM CET (6 PM London Time, 1 PM NYC)

Subtitles Available: English, Spanish, German, French, and Italian

Live post-screening discussion with Directors Frauke Sandig & Eric Black; Roland Griffiths, Ph.D., Director, Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research; Monica Gagliano, Professor of Plant Behavior & Cognition, University of Sydney; and Dr. med. Andrea Jungaberle Medical Director OVID Clinics I Co-founder of MIND Foundation. Moderator: Amir Giles, Co-Director, Psychedelic Society.

“The most moving and beautiful depiction of deep understanding of consciousness and of who we are that I have seen depicted through film.”

-Jack Kornfield, author, and Buddhist teacher

“Stirs feelings of awe and wonder, humility and connection. A remarkable film.”

– Valerie Kalfrin, Alliance of Women Film Journalists

“Consciousness-elevating food for thought.”

– Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times  

"Stunningly Deep, Wise and Visually Arresting, the most Mind-Blowing Film the Maui Film Festival has presented in Twenty Years!

-Barry Rivers Maui Film Festival Founder/Director

Experience an ocean of consciousness with your audience

Area 23a, a leading event-based distribution company, announced today the European live stream premiere of the award-winning documentary feature, AWARE: GLIMPSES OF CONSCIOUSNESS directed by Frauke Sandig and Eric Black, winner of the 1st Jury Prize at the 2021 Illuminate Film Festival. 

What is consciousness? Is it in all living beings? Why are we predisposed for mystical experience? And what happens when we die? With haunting cinematography, AWARE follows six of the world’s most brilliant researchers approaching the most mysterious of enigmas, consciousness, from radically different perspectives, from within and without: through high-tech brain research and Eastern meditation, by scientifically exploring inner space through psychedelic substances and delving deep into the consciousness of plants. Scientists are arriving at new insights – some of which have been integral to Indigenous knowledge for millenia.

The European Live Stream Premiere of Aware brings a wide array of organizations and communities together to take a mind-blowing cinematic journey into the ocean of consciousness. By screening the film live across the globe, AWARE will establish a “collective connectedness” with the audience.  

Afterward, the audience will participate in a post-screening cinematic forum, where, after contemplating consciousness for themselves, they will have the opportunity to learn how they are truly interconnected with all things.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    102 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States, Germany
  • Premiere
    European Global Live Stream
  • Rating
  • Note
    Umbrella Films in co-production with Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion and ZDF/3sat, North America Distribution: Area 23a
  • Director
    Frauke Sandig & Eric Black
  • Producer
    Frauke Sandig & Eric Black
  • Cast
    Richard Boothby, Monica Gagliano, Roland R. Griffiths, Christof Koch, Josefa Kirvin Kulix, Matthieu Ricard, Mary Cosimano, Justine Fritz, and Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
    Franziska von Berlepsch Rune Schweitzer
  • Sound Design
    Niklas Kammertons
  • Music
    Zoe Keating, Causeyoufair, David Hykes, Jorg Seibold