The Mindful Revolution (2015)
by Samuel Stefan

It sounds like the perfect antidote to our hectic lives: less stress, better concentration, increased productivity. No wonder mindfulness meditation has become an attractive addition to the boardroom agenda for global giants like Google and SAP. Backed up by science, it seems an increasing amount of organisations are turning to mindfulness to help develop their business model.

In this film, director Samuel Stefan dares to take a look behind the façade of this revolutionary corporate phenomenon to reveal a series of burning ethical issues about the values of our economic system: Is mind- fulness a way for businesses to simply enhance their profit margins and increase productivity? Or does this revolution offer an opportunity to change the way our businesses operate, creating a more equal and fairer society?

From Buddhist monks to entrepreneurs, business managers to inflamed critics; «The Mindful Revolution» offers a critical insight into the growing influence of a modern spiritual phenomenon.

Directed by Samuel Stefan
Written by Samuel Stefan, Nick Oakley
World Premiere 2015
Original Version English / German / Swiss-German (english / french / german subtitles)
ISAN 0000-0003-F9A0-0000-J-0000-0000-H
Producer David Fonjallaz, Louis Mataré
Co-Producer SRF Sternstunde Religion / Pacte
Cinematography Nick Oakley
Editing Mirjam Krakenberger
Location Sound Mix SDS Sound Design Studios AG, Felix Bussmann
Music Samuel Baur
Technical Information
Picture Format Colour
Shooting Format HD
Exhibition Format DCP, 58 min.
Sound Dolby 5.1
World Sales / World Rights
World Rights TVF International
Worldwide Distribution
Distribution Switzerland Lomotion AG

In co-production with

Redaktion: Christa Miranda, Urs Augstburger

With financial support of