New Documentary Celebrates Power of Gratitude
to Ignite Well-Being & Connection
At a time when each day brings more grim news, we humans urgently need to cultivate our individual strength and health. And we need to reconnect with and heal each other and the natural world. Gratitude can help!
From the director of the acclaimed documentary Fantastic Fungi comes Gratitude Revealed. Forty years in the making, Louie Schwartzberg’s new film is a rich visual tapestry, interweaving breathtaking images of the natural world with extraordinary stories of "ordinary" people. Featuring luminaries Norman Lear, Jack Kornfield, Dr. Christine Carter, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Dr. Michael Beckwith, Lynne Twist, In-Q, and Jason Silva.
Research has shown that cultivating gratitude improves well-being, health, and our sense of connection with each other and the natural world. Gratitude is an antidote to despair.
Fantastic Fungi invited us to go deep into the magic beneath our feet—the mycelial world. With Gratitude Revealed, our journey continues to the magic within us all—our innate sense of awe.
Says director Schwartzberg: “During the pandemic, I was moved by how society was disconnected, and the small things in life, whether meeting a friend for coffee or hugging a family member, were taken away. I felt compelled to show my gratitude for our world during such a complex and unpredictable time. I wanted to help people in desperate need of connection, both internal and external, and address the global suffering from isolation, stress, and anxiety.”