2015 · Unrated · 1h 39m
Seven years in the making, Unity is a 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. For all expressions of life and going beyond all separation based on form. For moving beyond perceiving opposites. Writer/Director Shaun Monson, collaborating with an astounding cast of 100 celebrity narrators 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, Unity takes an in-depth look at what it truly means to be human. The film explores our brief existence among the Cosmos in chapter one. Chapter two moves on to the perceptions of our mind. Chapter three deals with the nature of our Body. Chapter four talks about the infinite capacity of our heart. Finally, in chapter four it moves to the mysterious energy of the Soul. Initially, these chapters will appear unrelated to each other. But as the film progresses it becomes clear that all life is interconnected. 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.
Warning: Graphic Content
Unity depicts violence towards animals which may be disturbing to some viewers. Please proceed with caution and awareness.
About the Filmmakers
Unity was produced by The Orchard and directed by Shaun Monson. Find out more about the film at unitythemovement.com.
“This documentary, I believe, does not show people what to think or what to believe in, but rather, offers a solution to the violence, the apathy, the detachment we feel in our daily lives. That solution is peace, peace within us will cause peace within society. It is a call to feel, to experience what we are privileged to experience in our lives, and find a way to become one with one another. It is an excellent documentary and yes, it does have hard to watch moments, but I believe that that is what makes it powerful and moving. I would recommend this to many and ask that you go into this with an open mind for you will be amazed at just what this documentary has to offer you.” – Victoria, Amazon
“A magnificent exploration of what makes us human, what connects us as humans to all other life on Earth and throughout the universe, and the nature of love. This film is uplifting, inspiring, optimistic and full of compassion. As some reviewers have noted, there are a few brief, disturbing scenes, mostly of humans treating other animals cruelly. It’s not fun to watch these, but how can we possibly come to understand who we are and how we fit into the universe if we turn our eyes, ears and hearts away from our own behaviors? By facing what we do and how we live, we open ourselves to greater compassion and deeper love. This film guides us toward that end with intelligence, beauty, wonder and wisdom. Don’t miss it.” – Paul Steinberg, Amazon