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Way of Life (2013)

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Way of Life follows the story of Michael Daube, a young artist of modest means from small town America who finds a valuable piece of art in an abandoned warehouse, sells it at auction and builds a hospital in one of the most remote areas of India. The film follows an organic path around the world to illustrate how a single altruistic gesture can evolve into a richly satisfying way of life.

The film focuses on the extraordinary aspects of Daube's continued philanthropic work with hospitals, schools and similar international aid projects. With camera work that is both intimate and stunning, director/cinematographer David Driver interweaves moments of this incredible journey to illustrate how Daube's simple, ground-level approach to working with marginalized communities in the developing world transforms the lives of those involved, as well as his own life.

We are invited and inspired to consider and appreciate our own best intentions.

Michael Daube
David Driver

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cbancher, posted on June 24, 2016

What an incredible life, to give so selflessly to people. I makes me realize how much needs to change in this world. Just as so many is destitute financially, just as many are destitute spiritually.

crowdancer5, posted on June 13, 2016

Excellent! Love finding those out there doing the work! Heart opening film!

HeartOfMindRadio, posted on March 21, 2016

Amazing inspiration.

Safena, posted on June 15, 2015

Inspiring! and Michael is fearless...he doesnt even mention what he's afraid of just what next hurdle to overcome. It shows you what love can do. I will look up Citta to donate. Michael knows how to make a little go along way.

becky.loucks, posted on June 12, 2015

WOW - I love love love seeing these inspired documentaries about ordinary people changing the world! Please do keep them coming on Gaiam.... I will be thinking of how to promote Citta and to give donations to such a noble cause. Thanks Michael Daube I am truly inspired!!!

charlotterose, posted on June 2, 2014

Michael, you are lovely.

katiewalkerca, posted on June 1, 2014

This was great in the subject matter and also in the execution. It was a joy to see not only the different communities that Citta works in but also Mike's quirky close knit family, friends and supporters. Thanks!

ceritasfgp, posted on May 29, 2014

Michael certainly is earning his acession and wings!

Thank you for sharing his story, I will be looking Citta up.

Too bad more isn't done in the US this way. SOOOO much ridiculous red tape just to provide some minimal care.

heartcenter333, posted on May 29, 2014

This is so heartwarming, I constantly had tears in my eyes... :)

mariearmstrong, posted on May 17, 2014


cfisher9, posted on January 8, 2014

This was absolutely remarkable.. What a living example of combining profound creativity with pure compassion and watching it blossom into so many powerful and necessary structures in places Michael was drawn to because of the desperation of need. Wow! Thank you Michael Duabe. Thank you David Driver and Gaiam TV!

Cherikia, posted on January 6, 2014

It inspired me to donate and post the organization on facebook to get others to do so as well. More movies like these please!

wilhelm, posted on January 2, 2014

What a wonderful demonstration of the power of the artist's soul to provide healing in a most practical way.

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