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David Lynch documentary premieres worldwide, highlights Transcendental Meditation in director's life
by Global Good News staff writer
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6 November 2012
Premieres of David Lynch's new documentary have been taking place around the world. The film, a documentary of Mr Lynch's 16-country tour several years ago in which he spoke about Transcendental Meditation and his creative process to thousands of students and young people, is called 'Meditation, Creativity, Peace'.
'Meditation, Creativity, Peace' offers viewers rare insight into Mr Lynch's craft and the central role of meditation in his life. The documentary was shot by volunteer film students in each of the 16 countries on the tour, then pieced together and edited by Mr Lynch. The result is an inspiring and intimate documentary that covers a range of topics, including, as the title suggests, meditation, the creative process, and the work of the David Lynch Foundation to create peace in the world.
The opening moments of the film explain how it was made, and provide background information.
'During the course of 2007-2009, American filmmaker David Lynch set out upon a 16-country tour to speak about meditation, creativity, and peace,' a caption on the screen states.
'The following film was compiled from footage generously shot by film students, the David Lynch Foundation, and institutions at which the events were held.'
Mario Orsatti, who works with the David Lynch Foundation, had more to say about this process.
'This documentary was very cleverly and creatively designed by David and the head of video at David Lynch Foundation TV (DLF.TV), Adam Pressman.' In every city, in advance, they recruited young filmmakers just by asking if they would want to volunteer to help create this documentary.
'Working with David Lynch is such an honour for any filmmaker,' Mr Orsatti explained, 'So [in the documentary] you're really going to be looking at the work of 50 to 100 different young filmmakers working under David and Adam's guidance.'
In the first minute of the film, the audience is advised that although the documentary follows David Lynch and his creative process, the heart of the matter goes even deeper.
'The film is based on the knowledge and techniques of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced Transcendental Meditation to the world in 1955.'
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