Directed by Marc J Francis & Max Pugh, WALK WITH ME is a cinematic and immersive exploration into the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh.
WALK WITH ME explores the life and teachings of the recently deceased Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and the monastic community that surrounds him at Plum Village, his meditation center in the south of France. The film provides an intimate look at the daily practices of the community, as well as Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings on mindfulness, living in the present moment, and the art of mindful communication. Through interviews and footage of the monastic community’s daily activities, the film examines the benefits of mindfulness and the impact it can have on one’s mental and emotional well-being. It also explores the ways in which the practices of mindfulness and meditation can help to foster a deeper understanding of oneself and the world around us.
As Benedict Cumberbatch’s meditative voice reads extracts from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence, slowly unfolds across the four seasons. With unprecedented access, this visceral film is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, and what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness and living in the present moment – a welcome remedy to the stresses of a world in turmoil.
• 11:00am – Doors Open
• 11:30am – Brunch is Served
• 12:00pm – Film Starts
• 1:30pm – Post-Film Discussion