Film trailer: 'I Am' documentary by 'Bruce Almighty' director
Friday 24 December 2010
In a departure from his usual films, Tom Shadyac, the director of Jim Carrey's comedies
Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar and
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, as well as Eddie Murphy's
The Nutty Professor, has shot a documentary about how to change the world.
The first trailer, released December 21, starts with his personal story, from a Hollywood lifestyle to a journey of self-reflection. When recovering from a near-death cycling accident, Shadyac's life changes dramatically. He sells his house, gives away possessions and decides to make a difference.
He shoots interviews with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how to improve it. A common thread among their answers reveals that science demonstrates we are profoundly connected to each other.
The quotes from conversations are from South Africa's Archbishop Desmund Tutu, Canada's environmentalist David Suzuki, authors, poets and professors, from Noam Chomsky, philosopher and scientist, to historian and political activist Howard Zinn.
Proceeds will fund The Foundation for I Am, a nonprofit established by Shadyac for causes that educate the next generation about these issues.
The film premieres at the Palm Springs Film Festival and released in select theaters in February.
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