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The Portal – A Film To Save The World

Filmed in a Syrian refugee camp, the USA, Canada and Australia, THE PORTAL is a film that humanity needs right now.

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Impact areas

HEALTH & WELLBEING

HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

INDIGENOUS

WOMEN & GIRLS

YOUTH & EDUCATION

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Jacqui Fifer

  • PRODUCER Tom Cronin

Synopsis

DURATION: 88 MINUTES

What would happen if 7 billion people all meditated? Could it shift the trajectory of our planet? THE PORTAL is an immersive, cinematic experience that answers the question: How can we really change the world?

Featuring real stories filmed in a Syrian refugee camp, the USA, Canada and Australia, THE PORTAL is a film that humanity needs right now.
In a genre-defining approach to personal change—with global implications—THE PORTAL follows six people (and a robot) who transform their lives using stillness and mindfulness, providing inspiration as we embark on the next phase of evolution. Supported by insights from three of the world’s foremost futurists and philosophers, THE PORTAL opens hearts and minds to an exciting vision for humanity transformed.

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Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

Our world is suffering from a growing number of crises: wars, climate change, and other stressors and this is affecting the ability of individuals to adequately take care of their own mental, emotional and physical health and wellbeing. The impact of mental health issues on families and communities is increasing. The Portal Movie, Book, Educational Series and The Stillness Project seek to provide solid tools to help people navigate the road from stress to reaching their potential.

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

Spread calm and stillness across the globe through inspiring people to meditate daily so we can individually and collectively reduce the incidence of mental health conditions and other social issues that prevent us from being our best selves.

Outcomes

What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

To create a global movement (with the movie to be watched and shared by 100 million people).
To encourage leaders in the education, reform and mental health space to consider meditation as an effective tool that they can use/teach to help their students, clients, wards, patients
To get people to attend screenings of the film and share it with their friends or organise their own screening of the film
To get people to buy the book and share it with their friends
To encourage more people to consider meditation as a tool for mental health management
To encourage more people to meditate

Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

We are in contact with schools, mental health and wellness professionals and organisations as well as other community leaders and are looking to build partnerships with some of these groups so we can co-promote the greater cause- creating healthier, happier and calmer individuals and communities.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

Start a conversation about meditation and wellness with people they know.
Seek help or access our resources should they have a mental health condition or are interested in meditation/personal development.
Read the book.
Learn how to meditate.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

People watching the film in cinemas or organising their own private screenings with their friends.
People wanting to share the message of The Portal with their friends and networks.
People taking the next step with us eg. reading the book, taking a class, signing up to learn how to meditate or learn how to teach meditation to their students, patients, clients, work friends and loved ones.

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