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RE:MEMBER - where grief and beauty co-exist Getting an email from filmmaker Katie Teague’s about her new film RE:MEMBER, I knew then, that I had take the Academi of Life programs off pause and do an event on GRIEF. You see, my family and I recently lost a member of our tribe. It left us crippled, devastated, traumatized yet grateful. Katie Teague, the filmmaker, also recently suffered a terrible loss, her 18-year-old nephew Stephen was killed in a car accident, 20 seconds from home and one day away from leaving for his first year of college. The film RE:MEMBER shares the story of the tragic loss suffered by Victoria Markham’s when she lost her 3 ½ year old son, Koa Markham to a car accident. This bereaved mother is on an impassioned mission to un-silence grief in our modern culture that has buried and forgotten the essential art of grieving. She is determined to help us remember and create healthy ways of dancing with grief in ourselves and with each other, ways that take us beyond merely surviving to discovering post-traumatic growth, ways that allow grief to “ripen us into mature human beings’ as Francis Weller states in the film. Grief is crippling, yet transformational, there is beauty, grace and joy in it. The film reminds us that grief and beauty co-exist. We will celebrate the memories of all those we’ve lost by screening the film RE:MEMBER on November 21, 2019.  Please join us to discover a healthier, more vital relationship with death and grief. Filmmaker Katie Teague will be in attendance. Following the screening, she will moderate a panel of individuals who have experienced loss. Running time 79 minutes. Check out the trailer here.  "To fully inhabit this life, I first had to grieve all that I had lost. If we cannot cross that threshold of grief, we live separate from our most vital self." - Francis Weller
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We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected. We are truly planetary citizens. Join us for a powerful film screening of PLANETARY and a conversation on Sustainable Investing. PLANETARY is an inspirational cross-continental cinematic journey that challenges viewers to reconsider our relationship with our home as well as the urgency to shift our mindset in the face of climate change. In a stunning visual exploration, this documentary film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo and Space Shuttle missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan, with intimate interviews from renowned astronauts and environmental experts.  PLANETARY sheds a new light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life on our planet. It invites us to meet the challenge of our time: to participate in the great transition to a sustainable, equitable and restorative economy that meets the needs and realities of all. PLANETARY also asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us – to remember that we are PLANETARY.  PLANETARY Associate Producer Jeff Gitterman, is also the co-founding partner of Gitterman Wealth Management, LLC, and a thought leader in the field of Sustainable, Impact, and ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) Investing. Jeff will be on hand to participate in a discussion and Q&A following a screening of a special 20 minutes short version of the film. The first 20 people to sign up will receive a free copy of Jeff’s book: “Beyond Success; Redefining the Meaning of Prosperity” a wealth management premier for the Soul. Variety: “A most impressive logistical and aesthetic feat” Huffington Post: “For the first time I not only saw the fragility our planet, I felt it.” Guardian UK: “deeply moving and beautifully edited”  Examiner: “thought-provoking...visually enticing and multifaceted journey exploring the connection of all human beings to each other and all life on our planet.”  This presentation contains general information that is not suitable for everyone.  The information contained should not be construed as personalized investment advice.  Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  There is no guarantee that the views and opinions expressed in this presentation will come to pass.  Investing in the stock market involves gains and losses and may not be suitable for all investors.  Information presented is subject to change without notice and should not be considered as a solicitation to buy or sell any security.  Investment Advisory Services offered through Gitterman Wealth Management, LLC an independent registered investment advisory firm with the SEC. Securities Offered through Triad Advisors Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Gitterman Wealth Management, LLC is not affiliated with Triad Advisors Inc.  
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Finding Joe is a movie about the inevitable and often unexpected crossroads at which we often find ourselves in life -- the metaphorical fork in the road that forces a choice. It challenges us to leave what is familiar and journey into the unknown, to quest for something more. On this journey we generally have to face and overcome obstacles that forge personal transformation which ultimately brings us home to ourselves, but in a more highly realized fashion. It’s a movie that both details the life’s work of Joseph Campbell, and inspires the audience to take a leap of faith—to endeavor to live an epic life. Finding Joe also reveals how transcendent myths brim with various metaphors related to challenge and breakthrough, like the of slaying dragons, killing wicked witches, finding treasures and meeting wise teachers. Each hero’s journey illustrates a quest that leads to the holy grail of self-discovery. The movie also makes plain that one can never “win the ring” without one’s own effort -- no hero receives “the boon,” or gift of transcendence without having won it for oneself by overcoming inertial forces, especially fear. Campbell was a highly esteemed mythologist. He studied the whole corpus of world mythology—all cultures, ancient to modern. His research and creative insight led him to discover a pattern out of which all myths related to human evolution are constructed. That pattern he called “the hero’s journey.” Join us as Finding Joe takes us on the ultimate hero’s journey: the journey of self discovery.  It’s truly an inspirational and life enriching film -- running time 80minutes.
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