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This is the story of an ancient meditation technique named Vipassana, which shows people how to take... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Kiran Bedi ... Herself - Former Inspector General of Prisons for New Delhi

Directed by
Eilona Ariel 
Ayelet Menahemi 
Produced by
Eilona Ariel .... producer
Ayelet Menahemi .... producer
Original Music by
Ady Cohen 

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USA:52 min


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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, if slightly rose-colored documentary, 31 March 2011
Author: runamokprods from US

The story of how bringing meditation to India's largest prison helped turn life around for many of it's inmates. Hopeful, positive, encouraging, and always interesting, I did enjoy it. I just wish it hadn't tried to make it look so simple and easy.

As a practitioner of Vipassana meditation for many years, I know that real change takes work and time, and sometimes the film makes it feel a bit too much like a quick 'miracle cure'.

But it's wonderful to see a film about prison and reform that offers real hope and new thinking, and it's well worth seeing if you have any interest in any of the subject elements.

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