The Way Out

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has a revolutionary proposal to tackle the climate problem. “The way out is in,” he states. “The way out of climate change is inside each of us.” His invitation is to stop: to stop running and to take a good look at what is really going on; to what our visions are, on which we base our behaviour, how our thought patterns and our emotions work, and why we are climatologically in trouble. In silence we can better understand ourselves and the earth.

In The Way Out we follow two young people, a Brazilian banker and a British activist, during a stressful period in their lives. Will they be able to save the earth – beginning with(in) themselves?

Director(s): Wouter Verhoeven
Script: Wouter Verhoeven
Production: Wouter Verhoeven, Evermind Media, Eugenie van der Weerd, Albert Aartsen
Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson, Johann Johannsson, Roy Bemelmans
Actors: Thich Nhat Hanh, Eddie Thornton, Leonardo Ceron
Year: 2018
Duration: 60 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): German, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch
Country of origin: Netherlands
Shooting Locations: France, United Kingdom
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Main topic(s): Human Potential
Secondary topics: climate courage spirituality sufficiency
Mentions: Meditation Buddhism Compassion Mindfulness Plum Village Fracking Zen
Topic Page(s): Human Potential

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