Room To Breathe

SATURDAY March 15, 2014 - Chilmark School

SPECIAL ADDITIONAL SCREENING- Friday, March 14, 2014 - Chilmark School

Discussion with Mindful Schools co-founder Megan Cowan, moderated by Jake Davis; followed by an optional period of mindfulness meditation, with instruction

Dir. Russell Long
Documentary | U.S.A. | 2013 | 76 min.

How can we focus in an increasingly distracting world? Can we teach our kids to do it? This film explores one promising solution. A young mindfulness teacher, Megan Cowan, attempts to teach the technique to troubled kids in a San Francisco public middle school that tops its district in disciplinary suspensions. Can she succeed? This film surprises us with its hopeful portrayal of kids, parents, teachers, and a school system being transformed by the power of the mind.