Greg Reitman’s film, ROOTED in PEACE, inspires us to change from within to transform the world

Rooted in Peace PosterThis Saturday, January 24, 2015, PublicVine will host a private screening of Sundance award-winning director/producer Greg Reitman’s latest film, ROOTED in PEACE. The event will be held at the I-Heart Radio Lounge located in the heart of Sundance on Main Street in Park City, Utah. The film will be presented using PublicVine’s innovative social media platform. There will be a live question and answer after the screening with filmmaker Greg Reitman, PublicVine CEO Nam Mokwunye, and writer/producer Scott Zarakin, followed by an after party for all in attendance.

Greg Reitman says one of the most important issues for filmmakers wanting to get their films out into the marketplace is being able “to reach the widest available audience while retaining as much financial control as possible.” He feels PublicVine’s platform will provide “a perfect balance for releasing our new film, ROOTED in PEACE.” And when it comes to reaching consumers for digital transactions on a world-wide level Reitman adds, “PublicVine’s platform is going to be a game-changer for filmmakers.”

PublicVine CEO Nam Mokwunye points out that Reitman’s screening of ROOTED in PEACE “from his channel on PublicVine could be a first in film history.” He says it will only “give us a glimpse of what is possible with PublicVine and what opportunities lie ahead.”

Read the press release to find out more details about this innovative social video marketplace and how it can benefit filmmakers.

About ROOTED in PEACE

Greg_ReitmanROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence.

The film relies not only on memoir, but also interviews with such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love, and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Noble Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, media mogul Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, green architect William McDonough, physician and best-selling author Mark Hyman, neuroscientists Dan Siegel and Fred Travis, sustainability and nutritional experts, and many more.

Reitman learns from all of them, and heeds Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s words, that if the forest is to be green, every tree must be green; if there’s going to be Peace on earth, then everybody needs to experience that quality of Peace within themselves. And so in asking viewers to do the same, Reitman poses the basic question: How do we want to live?

Reitman’s journey is an example of transformation — how one person can learn to make the necessary changes to enjoy a better life — and in so doing inspire others to want to improve their own lives, and society as a whole.

About Greg Reitman

Greg Reitman is the founder of Blue Water Entertainment, Inc., an independent production company focusing on environmentally conscious entertainment. Widely regarded as Hollywood’s “Green Producer,” Greg produced the 2008 SUNDANCE Audience Award-winning feature documentary “FUEL.” He wrote, produced, and directed the feature documentary “HOLLYWOOD’S MAGICAL ISLAND-CATALINA” (PBS) and returns back on the festival circuit with his latest revolutionary feature documentary film, “ROOTED in PEACE.” He’s currently in development on the motion picture film: “The Roni Levi Story.”

Recently, Mantra Magazine asked Greg Reitman about the Importance of Meditation, how Transcendental Meditation played a role in his life, and why it is important to him as a filmmaker.

FILM UPDATE

ROOTED in PEACE premiered at the 21st Annual Sedona International Film Festival, February 21–March 1, 2015. It was one of five films selected and reviewed for Broadway World by Hebert Paine. See BWW Reviews: ROOTED IN PEACE Meets The Aquarian Conspiracy. An interesting and intelligent review, Paine really understood Greg’s intention in making the movie. He did him and the film justice.

On March 25, 2015, the film was spotlighted in the 22nd Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival at UMass Amherst, Greg’s alma mater.

ROOTED in PEACE will have its Iowa premiere at the Sondheim Theater for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, Iowa, August 2nd. Get tickets here. Related news: ROOTED in PEACE to play Martha’s Vineyard and an Iowa premiere at Fairfield’s Sondheim Center.

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9 Responses to “Greg Reitman’s film, ROOTED in PEACE, inspires us to change from within to transform the world”

  1. sarinaj Says:

    Reblogged this on ADHD Unraveled and commented:
    Would like to share this blog from a colleague. Though it’s not on ADHD, I hope you will find it interesting.

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    • Ken Chawkin Says:

      Thanks for posting this on your blog, Sarina. It does deal with PTSD, so I think the film will help anyone dealing with ADHD. Some of the approaches to health and wellness Greg goes through would benefit anyone. The film is truly inspirational!

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  2. B. Steven Verney Says:

    Hi Ken,

    This will be great. It will be interesting to see what play Greg’s film gets. I don’t know anything about PublicVine but will look into it.

    Hope you’re well.

    Best,

    Steve

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    • Ken Chawkin Says:

      Hi Steve,

      The documentary will be making the film festival circuit throughout the spring and will play in theaters and be available on DVD and streaming in the fall. It’s an impressive film that took over 5 years to complete. Greg and his team did an amazing job! I’m glad to have played a small role behind the scenes. It’s been thrilling to watch it come together!

      Best to you and your family,

      Ken

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  3. deborahbrasket Says:

    Thanks for the heads-up on this. I hope I’ll still be able to catch it. It sounds fascinating.

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    • Ken Chawkin Says:

      It’s just getting out there now within the industry and will be available to the public later in the year. I’ll probably have updates. It will show at the Sedona International Film Festival, February 21 – March 1, 2015.

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  4. Mark Aldrich Says:

    Thank you for sharing this on my blog and for being one of my readers. I’m looking forward to keeping up with this project, and, likely spreading the word.

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    • Ken Chawkin Says:

      Thanks for your interest and support, Mark. More festival acceptances are coming in. The film was featured at the Reno-Lake Tahoe International Film Festival, and will play at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society in mid-July. We are premiering it in Iowa at the Sondheim Theater for the Performing Arts on August 2nd. And it’s been accepted to show later that month in Canada. More to come …

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