Film Dealing With Spiritual Issues to Be Screened At UAMS

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – The Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Circle of Bliss Productions announce Arkansas’ premier screening of the documentary “ONE” on Oct. 11 at UAMS.


This film asks the big questions of life to people on the street and to many of the world’s most renowned and respected spiritual leaders, authors, icons and celebrated masters including Barbara Marx Hubbard, Father Richard Rohr, Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Father Thomas Keating and B.T. Swami, with comment from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.


The thought-provoking result of two years’ of interviews, “One” will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Fred W. Smith Conference Center of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute on the UAMS campus.


Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance by calling 526-6800. The event includes the screening and a question-and-answer session/reception featuring Michigan lawyer Ward Powers, who led the interviews for the documentary.


The presentation is part of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging’s new health education program, ReCenter.

According to Circle of Bliss Productions, as baby boomers mature and a new generation of ‘meaning seeking’ movie-goers flood into the movies houses in search of films that challenge convention, inspire thought and stir the soul, this backyard film from the Midwest that has been called a “deeply moving film” may just help unite humanity.

Powers and his friends, Chad Munce and Scott Carter, approached a number of people – Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews — from all walks of life and questioned them on topics ranging from poverty and terrorism to the afterlife.

Circle of Bliss Productions plans to exhibit the film at independent film festivals around the world and will be debuting it in Europe in November at the Berlin One World International Film Festival on Human Rights.


The production company is planning a theatrical release at select cities for late 2005 and early 2006. Visit for more information on future showings and background on the documentary.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,200 students and 660 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.3 billion a year.


UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.