"Filmmaking at its
Author, Caravan of No Despair
In Search of the Great Song
Fifty voices. Twelve countries. One question.
Short trailer (1:51)
Produced by Michael Stillwater and Doris Laesser Stillwater
A Song Without Borders Production
(82 minutes / 2016)
Winner, Best Documentary- Moondance International Film Festival, 2016
Winner, Best International Subject- Eugene International Fim Festival, 2016
Winner, Honorable Mention- International Film Awards Berlin, 2016
Winner, Award of Merit- Awareness Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2016
Official Selection- Friday Harbor Film Festival, 2016
From the Australian outback to the San Juan Archipelago, from South India to the Swiss Alps- the question is asked of scientists, artists, faith leaders and indigenous elders: "What is the Great Song for you?"
Infused with music from around the world, fifty remarkable responses cross boundaries of culture, faith, arts and science, weaving a timeles, multi-faceted tapestry- a cinematic testament to our common spirit.
with Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq • Angeles Arrien • Rinaldo Brutoco • Richard R. Ernst Michael Fitzpatrick • Gangaji • Dana Gioia • Amit Goswami • Gyuto Monks of Tibet Thich Nhat Hanh • Angela Hewitt •
Chungliang Al Huang • Rabbi Irwin Kula • Tito La Rosa • Morten Lauridsen • Paul Mealor • Deva Premal •
Br. David Steindl-Rast David Whyte • Gary Zukav and 30 more
Music by Jason Becker • Chamber Choir of Europe • Chanticleer • Ilan Chester Michael Fitzpatrick • Ola Gjeilo Angela Hewitt • Insingizi • Morten Lauridsen • Gary Malkin • Paul Mealor • Deva Premal • Alex Shapiro
The Singers • Stephan Thelen Voces8 and others
FEATURED SPEAKERS & ARTISTS
"Beatific" -Don Schwartz, CineSource Magazine
"Filmmaking at its most transcendent." -Mirabai Starr, Author, God of Love / Caravan of No Despair
"Haunting, enchanting and very soothing" -Arun Gandhi, President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute
"A beautiful visual reverie on 'the great song'" -Roshi Joan Halifax, Founder/Abbot, Upaya Institute and Zen Center
"You have given us the presence of love....pure & true" -Bruce Davis, Author, Monastery Without Walls
"A feast for the eyes, the ears, the mind, the limbic system of the brain and much more. This film is a masterpiece, an inner bridge to the Self that will leave you richer, long after you've seen it." -Shuddha Anami, MD
"A deeply textured and mystically poetic ode to the divine integration between nature, song, music and the great mystery, it will captivate your soul!" -Ronald A. Alexander Ph.D., author, Wise Mind Open Mind
"A timeless quest, myriad replies, and the confluence resolving in one stilling sensation — this film sings with the intrinsic potency of an unstruck bell." -Tamsin Smith, poet and social impact innovator
"An enchanted treasure trove; a multi-faceted prismatic invitation; an exquisite compendium of cultural creatives pondering...a deeper resonant awareness" -Mary Trainor-Brigham, author, Deep Cinema
"A divine invitation for each of us to discover, harvest and sing The Great Song that is in, and connects us to, higher callings.” -Dr. Ken Druck; Author, The Real Rules of Life
"This noble, heart-centered, moving exploration penetrates to the depth of the life that breathes us, the song that sings us. Sit back, relax, and let your soul be sung. Here is a gift for the spirit."
-Alan Cohen; Author, A Deep Breath of Life
This is the second release in an ongoing film series co-produced by Michael Stillwater and Doris Laesser Stillwater. Their previous release, Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen was deemed ‘a heartening rarity’ in Wall Street Journal and received four Best Documentary awards.