It all begins within each and every one of us. Consciously becoming an ethical, compassionate, healthy, and connected member of the human family requires authentic insight into practices such as • Inner balance; sustainable loving relationships • Mind-body  healing and wellness • Cultivating creativity; celebrating music and the arts • New Lifestyles: Compassion, Community, Trust • New memes: Happiness, Love, Oneness

Each session will begin with a centering technique offered by a diverse variety of spiritual practitioners. After the film, you will participate with producers, directors and actors in a full workshop exploring core concepts. New Thought leaders will facilitate transformative ways in which the film's vision can inspire action in your life and community.
What the Bleep

William Arntz | Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Mark Vicente | Director, Director of Photography

Betsy Chasse | Producer, Director, Screenwriter


What the Bleep Do We Know?!

What the Bleep Do We Know?! is a new type of film. It is part documentary, part story, and part elaborate and inspiring visual effects and animations. The protagonist, Amanda, played by Marlee Matlin, finds herself in a fantastic Alice in Wonderland experience when her daily, uninspired life literally begins to unravel, revealing the uncertain world of the quantum field hidden behind what we consider to be our normal, waking reality. She is literally plunged into a swirl of chaotic occurrences, while the characters she encounters on this odyssey reveal the deeper, hidden knowledge she doesn’t even realize she has asked for. Like every hero, Amanda is thrown into crisis, questioning the fundamental premises of her life – that the reality she has believed in about how men are, how relationships with others should be, and how her emotions are affecting her work isn’t reality at all!As Amanda learns to relax into the experience, she conquers her fears, gains wisdom, and wins the keys to the great secrets of the ages, all in the most entertaining way. She is then no longer the victim of circumstances, but she is on the way to being the creative force in her life. Her life will never be the same. Read more . . .

WORKSHOP | William Arntz, Joe Dispensa, Fred Alan Wolf, Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente

AGNT Host: Rev. Mary Omwake

Place at the Table


Michael Imperioli | Writer/Director
Victoria Imperioli | Production Design
Stefan Schaefer, Diane Crespo and Ms. Imperioli | Producers
CAST: Steven R. Schirripa, Aunjanue Ellis, Nick Sandow,

Sharon Angela and Emory Cohen

The Tibetans describe a type of hell in which souls with tiny mouths are afflicted with enormous, insatiable bellies. These inhabitants are considered 'the hungry ghosts.' Michael Imperioli's directorial debut THE HUNGRY GHOSTS portrays an eclectic group of New Yorkers in search of spiritual and emotional fulfillment. Frank (Steven R. Schirripa, The Sopranos, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) a late-night radio host, is trapped in a tenuous relationship with his son, Matthew (Emory Cohen in his screen debut.), as a result of Frank's drug addition and gambling problems. When Matthew storms out of a therapy session with his father, he becomes lost in the labyrinth of New York City. With Matthew missing, Frank is forced to confront his ex-wife, Sharon (Sharon Angela, The Sopranos, Tony & Tina's Wedding), over his fractured relationship with his son. While searching for his son, Frank meets Nadia (Aunjanue Ellis, Ray, True Blood.) Nadia recently left her destructive, alcoholic lover Gus (Nick Sandow, Connie & Carla, Third Watch) and is trying to get her life back on track. She turns to spirituality to help her find peace as Gus aggressively tries to win her back. THE HUNGRY GHOSTS deals with the intersection of several perishing lives stuck in a cycle they wish to escape, capturing the zeitgeist of our post-millennium New York City, in which the desperation of the West collides with the religious teachings of the East.

Visual Tibetan Art Collage precedes session

WORKSHOP | Michael Imperioli, AGNT Host: Dr. Kathy Hearn



Animal Communicators

Donfrey Meyer |  Head of NHU Africa
Vyv Simson |  Commissioning Editor and Creative Director
Géta Palm |  Head of Production
Caroline Pryce |  Senior Editor
Carol Howell |  Editor


Animal Communicator

What if you could talk to animals and have them talk back to you?

Anna Breytenbach has dedicated her life to what she calls interspecies communication. She sends detailed messages to animals through pictures and thoughts. She then receives messages of remarkable clarity back from the animals.Anna can feel the scars hidden under a monkeys fur, she can understand the detailed story that is causing a birds trauma, she transforms a deadly snarling leopard into a relaxed content cat - the whole animal kingdom comes alive in a way never seen before - wild birds land on her shoulders, fish gather around her when she swims, and wild unfamiliar baboons lie on her body as if she is one of their own.

This Session SPONSORED BY: Inga and Jack Canfield

WORKSHOP | Jon Young; AGNT Host: Rev. Temple Hayes

Walking the Camino

Lydia B. Smith | Director/Producer
Annie O'Neil | Co-Producer
Pedro Valenzuela | Director of Photography

500 miles on foot. Bunk-beds. Blisters. Stunning landscapes. World-class snorers. Hot searing sun, freezing cold rain. Kindness from strangers. Debilitating injury. Unexpected romance. No toilet paper when you really need it. Profound grief and deep doubt. Hunger. Laughing with new friends. Total exhaustion. You are guaranteed to experience all of this when walking the ancient pilgrim path, the Camino de Santiago.Across Spain, this sacred path stretches westward to the city of Santiago de Compostela where the bones of the apostle St. James are said to be buried. The Camino is world-renowned; UNESCO named it a World Heritage Site and the Council of Europe declared it the first European Cultural Itinerary. Millions of people from all over the world have traveled this trail for over 1,000 years – in 2010 alone, over 270,000 people attempted the arduous trek – each one a seeker of something.In the Middle Ages, pilgrims sought forgiveness of their sins and admission to heaven. The Camino remains, for many, a quest of faith. Others begin with no spiritual impetus in mind, but nevertheless are drawn to examine their personal beliefs and life purpose. And others are in it simply for the intense physical challenge. Whatever their motivation, no one can predict just how their path will unfold, who they will meet, what personal demons or angels they will face, or what transformations they will undergo by the trail’s end.Walking the Camino is an up-close look at one of humanity’s most time-honored traditions. By following pilgrims from all walks of life as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind, we witness the Camino’s magnetic and miraculous power to change lives. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws themselves heart-and-soul into their physical trek to Santiago and, most importantly, their personal journey to themselves.

This Session SPONSORED BY: Centers for Spiritual Living

WORKSHOP | Lydia Smith, Annie O'Neil; AGNT Host: Dr. Kenn Gordon


Gay Dillingham | Producer/Director
Michael Donnelly |  Associate Producer
David Leach | Editor/Writer/Narrator 
Narrated by Robert Redford


  "Dying to Know" is an intimate portrait celebrating two very complex, controversial characters in an epic friendship that shaped a generation. In the early 1960s Harvard psychology professors Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert began probing the edges of consciousness through their experiments with psychedelics. Leary became the LSD guru, challenging convention, questioning authority and as a result spawned a global counter culture movement landing in prison after Nixon called him "the most dangerous man in America". Alpert journeyed to the East becoming Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher for an entire generation who continues in his 80's teaching service through compassion. With interviews spanning 50 years the film invites us into the future encouraging us to ponder questions about life, drugs & the biggest mystery of all: death. Commentary by Dr. Andrew Weil, Huston Smith, Roshi Joan Halifax, Ralph Metzner, and more.

This Session SPONSORED BY: El Capitan Canyon

Visual Art Collage by Steve Fields precedes session

WORKSHOP | Gay Dillingham; AGNT Host: Rev. Jim Lee



Project Happiness

John Sorensen | Producer
Randy Taran | Executive Producer

Andrew Walworth | Executive Producer
David Goulding | Cinematographer

Andrew Fetchko | Film Editor
Brian Rusch |  Production Management
John Sorensen |  Camera and Electrical Department

  Project Happiness  
  “Too much anger, too much hatred. Affection, compassion, the sense of community, honesty, truthfulness—these are the key elements to counter mental unhappiness.”                        — XIV Dalai Lama

“It really has to do with taking care of other people, and doing things for others rather than yourself.” — George Lucas

“The reality is, we can change. We can change ourselves. We can change our minds. We can change our hearts… and therefore the Universe changes.” — Richard Gere

Happiness is a universal quest. But what does it really mean? In this award-winning documentary, youth from three continents interview George Lucas, Richard Gere and neuroscientist Richard Davidson on the nature of lasting happiness. Then, they travel to India for an unforgettable private audience with the XIV Dalai Lama. Through their eyes, gain a new perspective on how to expand happiness and live a meaningful life. Authentic happiness is not only possible – it’s closer than you think.

This Session SPONSORED BY: Bingalls School of Somatic Happiness

Visual Art Collage by Matti Berglund precedes session

  WORKSHOP | Randy Taran, Betsy Ingalls, AGNT Host: Dr. Roger Teel  

Josh Izenberg | Director/ Producer
Amanda Micheli | Producer

Traci Loth | Editor

Wynn Padula | Cinematographer

Neil Izenberg | Executive Producer

Wynn Padula | Co-Producer



Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.

This Session SPONSORED BY: Bingalls School of Somatic Happiness

WORKSHOP | Josh Izenberg, AGNT Host: Dr. Roger Teel