Film maker Pedram Shojai spent four years making Origins, only to release it in an experimental format of a ten-day free screening link.
Interviewees in the film discuss bacteria in our bodies, our diet and how pollution is affecting the way we think: “Our higher reasoning centres on this planet are under siege right now. “Forethought judgement impulse control organisation planning empathy, learning from the mistakes you make, and when you don’t feed it right, it doesn’t work nearly as well, so food is medicine of food is poison.”
Before that Shojai had studied biology at UCLA and an active interest in Eastern spiritual teachings. He received a Master’s in Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and then an OMD (Doctor of Oriental Medicine) from The PanAmerican University.
Shojai spent most of his adult life studying Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, yoga, meditation all of which feed into the research and direction of his films. Shojai went on to create Vitality, a film that examines the current health care system in the USA and much in the vein of Origins, appeals to viewers to take a personal stake in health and makes a living teaching and speaking on health and awareness. With his own philosophies, that seem rooted in the Zoroastrian tradition of “Good words, good thoughts, good deeds”. Shojai repeats the mantra “Live well, be well, do well – as above, so below.”
While we are skeptical about people who make money out of teaching daily health to others, the film will be a hit with those who saw and liked “What the Bleep Do we Know.”
Watch the exclusive worldwide premiere of the Origins film: http://origins.well.org