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Being in the World (2010)

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Beginning with an interview with world-renowned philosopher Hubert Dreyfus, this documentary raises the question of whether we have forgotten what it means to be truly human in today's technological age, and proceeds to answer this question by taking a journey around the world to meet a whole host of remarkable individuals, including Manuel Molina, the legendary poet and flamenco master; Leah Chase, affectionately known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine; and Hiroshi Sakaguchi, a master carpenter from Japan.

By showing how these modern day masters approach life from within their chosen fields, Ruspoli's film celebrates the ability of human beings to find meaning in the world through the mastery of physical, intellectual, and creative skills.

Artisans: Leah Chase, Manuel Molina, Hiroshi Sakaguchi, Ryan Cross, Jumane Smith, Austin Peralta, Tony Austin, Bob Teague, Lindsay Benner; Philosophers: Hubert Dreyfus, Charles Taylor, Sean Kelly, Taylor Carman, John Haugeland, Iain Thomson, Mark Wrathall, Albert Borgmann
Tao Ruspoli
English, Spanish with English subtitles

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karensosajordan, posted on August 16, 2016

hey guys...any chance we could get to see this here in Ireland?

Stormy74, posted on November 4, 2015

Great film! Makes you wanna share your gifts to the world as these wonderful people are doing in the film!!!

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on November 4, 2015

We appreciate hearing from you.


clovejoy, posted on October 5, 2015

I've seen a lot of films/docs on Gaiam, but this one is, by far, the best, imho. In watching this remarkable and beautiful piece, I am reminded of the crucial importance of being in the world, absorbed and transmuted beyond measure by the experience of being itself.

To the person who expressed disappointment at not being able to see this documentary, my heart goes out to you. I've also had this experience: you get a carrot dangled in front of your nose (a most delicious carrot, to boot) and then it's snatched away in a moment of realization most dreadful. If you ever do get a chance to watch this documentary, I wholeheartedly recommend it. It's one I will no doubt wish to see again ...

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on November 4, 2015

You can always add this to your playlist to watch again at any time.


LeanneDevi, posted on August 26, 2015

I am so sick of being disappointed by seeing wonderful films that I want to watch and then not being able to view them because I am outside of the US or Canada. I understand that there are legalities involved but why do we see the films that we cannot view?

astak, posted on December 1, 2014

This is a beautiful, encouraging film. Inspiring to see masters in their elements & environments.

Inbrellachick, posted on April 1, 2014

Wow. What an amazing & well-crafted piece. As I viewed this whilst in my work break room, I looked around to see a dozen or so colleagues each with their own agenda, thoughts, ideas & places in this world. All are a gift. Each holding philosophy both the same & conflicting from the next. Everyone was engaged in something different as I sat at the table, engrossed in enlightenment!

cathybyhand, posted on March 29, 2014

Inspiring to see how philosophy has played its role in our perceptions, and how it tries to capture our cultural meaning of how we experience ourselves in relation to the thing,and the level of consciousness in our acts, with the goal of always trying to understand what makes Human, human.

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