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I AM (2011)

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The documentary I AM is the story of a man who had it all until something happened to make him realize he might have it all…wrong. After a near-death experience, Hollywood film director Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura) decided to spark a conversation around two rarely asked questions: what’s wrong with our world and what can we do about it?

And so Shadyac traveled the globe interviewing today’s greatest thinkers. And while he may have been filming a documentary, his film reveals a plot twist straight out of a blockbuster movie: scientific proof that we are all connected. By the final scene, it’s clear that while he started out asking what’s wrong with our world, he ended up discovering what’s right with it.

This film is a Spiritual Cinema Circle selection

Tom Shadyac, Ray Anderson, Marc Ian Barasch, Coleman Barks, Noam Chomsky, Desmond Tutu, Howard Zinn, Lynne McTaggart
Tom Shadyac

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katie18, posted on April 8, 2014

A wonderful documentary connecting all the dots. More stuff does not make you happy. Connecting, and helping people, walking in nature, eating clean, and using your tools that only you have to make a difference in other peoples lives. It does not have to be big, it can be a conversation at the dry cleaner. We are here to connect and learn from each other.
Thank you for making such a great inspirational film.

nubiandream2, posted on January 29, 2014

Who do I contact, it's not playing for me, I tried two devices.

GaryK4, posted on January 12, 2014

This is one of my favorite movies ever. I recommend this to anyone who wants to hear about it and some who dont.
I was watching with a friend last night and she said they should play this at concerts or events (instead of a warmup band or introductory speaker)
Probably seen it 4 or 5 times since my first viewing last year, and still get that feeling of compassion at certain parts.

As a side note does anyone know what they call that reflex in the movie. Sounds like they say vega reflex but Im not sure. :)

alexanderskade, posted on January 14, 2014

vagus reflex it is a nerve that controls the pulse

DAWNV, posted on January 10, 2014

I would love to watch this, but sadly I live in Switzerland, and it is not available to me :-(

darlene_watson, posted on December 30, 2013

I have just signed up for this and I am loving what I am learning. THIS I AM is fabulous and it magnifies what I feel and it is something that all should see. I absolutely loved it. John Lennon so correct all you need is love and the sooner that people realize we are connected the better.. Maybe some will stop racing to cut people off only to get the stop light. Fabulous and to see especially at this time of year. Thanks so much for your story Tom and all that are in the film to share theirs.

willax1, posted on November 11, 2013

Wow! OMG! A mind blowing, enlightening, evolutionary, revolutionary Must See film! Who we are, and who we are becoming. Want or feel you need scientific evidence, you will get it here, plus a whole lot more. Thank you Tom Shadyac for sharing your story, and thanks to everyone in the film for sharing theirs.

beaum07, posted on October 24, 2013

Dear Tom,



rcla9057, posted on October 3, 2013

I am from Australia and this , like a lot of your other content was not available to me. Iam very disappointed that I was not told when i subscribed that this was the case and am thinking of canceling my subscription. What a shame!

lcj23462, posted on December 10, 2013

Dear Gaiam,

I would LOVE to assist in this little faux pas...I just watched the movie and realized how much the power of love works! As a business woman with experience and understanding of good customer service, I thought it might be a good time to throw my hat in the ring for a job, since I've been seeking work since January! The message of this documentary is SO important, however; for all those who are having technical difficulties, this movie can ALSO be viewed on youtube. Please forgive us as we work to remind us that change can be slow!

For all other readers, I am recommending this movie to my family for our next Bible study, and sharing it with friends. The Bible has become more true and the power of LOVE (GOD) really came forth here...the fact that science confirms it is icing on the cake!

sboritzer, posted on December 7, 2013

Hi there same problem here! We have informed Gaiam of the same issue many times, but no one takes responsibility to improve the situation. We believe we should come as a group around the world to make this clear to them, so that they make all movies available. Customer service is close to non-existing, or null! Some movies cannot be watched even within the United States!
It is not fair for people who travel for extended amounts of time away from the States either. Gaiam subscriptions are being canceled everyday!

gillians, posted on September 23, 2013

Each time I try to watch this film I receive a message saying it is unavailablebat this time. When will I be able to watch it. :(

ross.harvey, posted on September 18, 2013

I feel absolutely inspired. I cried a lot too. From joy :)

willax1, posted on November 11, 2013

All I can say is 'Ditto". I cried a lot, too, and am wowed and deeply inspired.

sheilajegen, posted on September 16, 2013

Wow, very moving on both ends of the spectrum, saddening yet enthusiastically uplifting and hopeful! I will be watching SEVERAL more times!

Leslieqbpro, posted on September 15, 2013

I was so depressed today based on the worldly events, feeling so helpless. I started watching I AM and 3/4 thru it I couldn't control my tears. I had a huge emotional release of a lifetime of not understanding....now I totally get it. Now I know what my mission will be when everything comes to a head for the people not awake....to help them....for us all to come together with compassion and love ...... VERY POWERFUL.

Theradiogirl, posted on September 8, 2013

For the last 21 years I have been on the radio, making no money but going every Saturday religiously to the station with the mission of spotlighting inspiring people and providing a format for them to tell just one more person what is good in the world, how to live happier in the world and how to change the world. I have had some well known people, famous people and now have built a reputation that people ask to be on my program. I consider that success. However..some days when I get human and selfish, I lament that I am not famous that I live sometimes check to check, and have not made a cent from doing this but then I think that if once every week when my program is on I can change one person's life I have done my part. It is my passion and I am good at it. The reason I love this movie is that I was validated in what I do because sometimes when I am being human and I focus on my lack of notoriety and money, I just need to know that what I've done and continue to do matters. This movie will be my elixir many days and years to come. It shows us that when we do what we love, when we promote a positive future, and most when we live from the heart we will be happy...Who's happy?...I AM. Thank you.

willax1, posted on November 11, 2013

Thanks for sharing. Although I've not heard of you or your radio show, I admire your dedication and passion. I, too, believe that when we do what we love and live from our heart center we are happy and that we can make miracles and promote a positive, life affirming future.

froshymatt, posted on August 14, 2013

I loved this film! Well made.

mojo.725, posted on August 14, 2013

As in so many things in life, timing is everything. The timing for me to see this film was perfect. Thank you Tom Shadyac for caring and seeing the need. Carry on… Marci

Theradiogirl, posted on September 8, 2013

This evening I was watching this movie and texted my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren 12 and 8 in Costa Rica to sign up and watch "I AM". At that moment they were watching it, all snuggled in bed together. Synchronicity happened. We were watching the same part as well. Yes we are connected...

nbarrs, posted on August 14, 2013

This was fantastic ^_^ Everyone needs to see this =) <3

rangybird, posted on August 14, 2013

Truly inspirational and thought provoking. My take away today is: "I'd rather make friends than enemies". Be kind and you change and change the universe.

sueemt382, posted on August 12, 2013


ewood28, posted on August 8, 2013

What a beautiful reminder. This message touches me deeply. Thank you so very much for sharing!

llhumme, posted on August 7, 2013

What a wonderful, uplifting, and empowering documentary. I will watch again. Thank you.

jps_exclusive, posted on July 22, 2013

Simply be who you are

ellenelle, posted on June 8, 2013

So Wonderful, I may watch every day, as my prayer and praise.

cmndr_gtm, posted on June 3, 2013

Well done and very thought provoking ..love is all you need

bravedude, posted on May 28, 2013

The problem with the world lies not with others but with me. I must approach each person with empathy and a desire to understand, especially if the individual threatens harm. I think this documentary does a good job making the point that cooperation is the answer, in the long run, to our current violent state of human affairs. We each are an integral part of each other and the universe and we must develop an "I and We" attitude and shun the "Us versus Them".

Revdoc, posted on May 18, 2013

Touching, made me rethink my priorities.

whitemare100, posted on May 1, 2013

So grateful for finally finding and viewing. Thank you so much to all involved. Thank you Tom.

melvindubard, posted on April 4, 2013

Great film. Truly inspiring. Instead of focusing on the negative, this film emphasized the positive and left me feeling ready to take on the world! In a positive way of course. ;-) Peace.

KellyM, posted on March 23, 2013

Great! Thank you very much!

audreyo, posted on March 20, 2013

Love is all We Need. So Simple. It all makes sense. I will be sharing this with many.

kdonancy, posted on March 5, 2013

Awesome! Thank You Tom!

michaelB, posted on February 17, 2013

now to bring this truth the rest of today:)

jimamudeen, posted on February 9, 2013

I wish everyone could see this. Well done!

irina2868, posted on February 7, 2013

this is outstanding. must be shown at schools and translated into all languages. Thanks

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lacinsinna, posted on February 3, 2013

OH if we could only have the likes of this film all over the television. I have an idea! Lets replace "Hoarders" and "Swamp People" with "I AM"

SHoerth, posted on February 1, 2013

Thank You....We all make a difference this documentary illuminates and inspires....Grateful for you Tom

LateBloomer, posted on January 21, 2013

An enjoyable message of love and compassion delivered in a fresh, "unpreachy" way. Thank you, Tom Shadyac for another great movie!

Echandywil, posted on January 20, 2013

Loved it! Every human being should watch this amazing documentary!

LiaBan, posted on January 19, 2013

What an inspiring and moving film! I absolutely loved it and hope and pray that we can make these types of movies a part of our school curriculum so that our youth can learn these concepts early on in life. That is how we can truly change the world!

Dana Martine, posted on January 9, 2013

If you want something to chew on with substance and heart.... something beyond what any scientist could ever explain, this is IT. Love it. Watch it with it with a friend, family member, and the whole family for a connective discussion afterwards.!

alicat, posted on December 24, 2012

This is the most inspiring movie I've seen in my life!!! THANK YOU!

stevenC, posted on December 19, 2012

Wow, just think what could be the results if this kind of movie making caught on in Hollywood!! Tom, I gladly take my hat off to your creation and your message. This needs to be brought to the masses, it is powerful!

julienapo, posted on December 18, 2012

Fantastic. Thank you!

bluca1, posted on December 16, 2012

This truly uplifted me after the tragic events in Newton, CT. The beautiful and innocent lives that have been lost are tragic and heartbreaking. I know there is no way to make complete sense of it all, but I feel there is a lack of LOVE and connectedness in our country. We are so broken and I think we all just gave each other a hug and let people know we are there, things could change. I vow to make a difference in how interact with people.

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