STOPPING - HOW TO STOP THE WORLD

STOPPING - WIE MAN DIE WELT ANHÄLT

By Bernhard KOCH

SCHWARZER PANTHER FILM/ SPUREN PFADE FILME - as DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video / PROD / FIN

Art - Culture - Completed 2015

Hectic, stress, pressure to perform and always busy: Four people between Berlin and London look for the calm and quiet of meditation in order to be better prepared for their lives. Focussing on their selves, zooming in on the elementary, they want to find the strength to make some changes.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bernhard KOCH
    • Writer(s)
    • Bernhard KOCH, Nils LANDMARK
    • Producer(s)
    • Bernhard KOCH (Schwarzer Panther Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Stopping - how to stop the world
      Approaches to meditation. A film about meditation, its forms and practice
      Hectic, stress, pressure to perform and always busy: Four people between Berlin and London, who feel challenged in their everyday life, look for the calm and quiet of meditation in order to be better prepared for their lives. Focussing on their selves, zooming in on the elementary, they want to find the strength to make some changes.
      The film accompanies them to their courses. Friedrich, an anaesthesiologist visits the Allgau and studies Vipassana meditation at the Buddha House, a practice, whereby one focuses mostly on breathing. In London, an editor at an academic publisher, Dorothea, participates in an eight-week long course on MBSR (Mindfulness based stress reduction). Uta, mother of three children, would like to be more relaxed with her children. The anthropological meditation opens her eyes for what is alive in our everyday life. Nico, a theologian, approaches meditation from a more physical side. He practices zazen every day for 90 minutes in a monastery, north of Hamburg.
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