Explore boundary-pushing research in the understanding of consciousness. Follow six brilliant researchers approaching the greatest of all mysteries 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 by investigating the consciousness of plants. Scientists are arriving at new insights - some have been integral to Indigenous knowledge for millennia. AWARE opens as a science film but emerges well beyond the explicable, ultimately leading one on a voyage upon the ocean of consciousness, a contemplative, sensual, cinematographic meditation. (102 mins)
Watch at your convenience throughout the duration of the festival, May 8-14. It is available for on demand viewing all week!
Watch the Film Trailer
Awards and Festivals
Nationwide Broadcast on PBS's "Independent Lens"
Short-Listed, German Academy Awards
Jury Prize, Debut Feature Competition, Illuminate Film Festival
Online Audience Award, Millennium Docs Against Gravity
Create The Future Award, Maui Film Festival
Byron Bay International Film Festival
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
Film Without Borders Festival
Spirit Film Festival
Five Lakes Film Festival
Hof International Film Festival
Shift Your World Film Festival