Seven years in the making, UNITY is a new  documentary that explores humanity’s hopeful transformation from living by killing into living by loving. It is a unique film about compassion for all beings, or all “expressions of life,” and going beyond all “separation based on form,” and beyond perceiving opposites. Writer/Director Shaun Monson, collaborating with an astounding cast of 100 celebrity narrators (never before gathered in the history of film-making), presents a message of love, tragedy and hope, all set against the backdrop of some of the most compelling 20th and 21st Century footage imaginable.
Presented in chapters, (like its predecessor EARTHLINGS) UNITY takes an in-depth look at what it truly means to be human, to be mortal, and to be incarnate in this world. The film explores our brief existence among the Cosmos (Chapter I), then moves on to the perceptions of our Mind (Chapter II), the nature of our Body (Chapter III), the infinite capacity of our Heart (Chapter IV), and ultimately to the mysterious energy of the Soul (Chapter V). Initially, these chapters will appear unrelated to each other. But as the film progresses it becomes clear that all life is interconnected, and each chapter represents the totality of our mortal experience, which is only measured in decades.
With a cast of 100 voices all speaking as one voice, UNITY is a genuine cinematic experience unlike any other.
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“UNITY is beyond special. It’s unique and defies the current white-noise and cybersaturation that is the blight of our times, which needs to be challenged, enthused, engaged: ecologically, spiritually, politically, cosmologically, but most importantly humanely. UNITY is not a documentary, it is a symphony.” – Geoffrey Rush
“Joaquin Phoenix is part of a documentary with an important message about humanity. I’m happy to be a part of it too.” – Ellen DeGeneres, via Twitter
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