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Sri Chinmoy ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Mike Katz


CHALLENGING IMPOSSIBILITY chronicles the weightlifting odyssey of the late spiritual teacher and peace advocate Sri Chinmoy... See full synopsis »

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Challenging Impossibility has already screened at the following Festivals: 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (World Premiere), Alabama International Film Festival, Humboldt Film Festival, Newark Peace Education Summit, Gold Lion International Film Festival (Swaziland), Tenerife International Film Festival, Gold Coast International Film Festival, Lighthouse Film Festival, Breckenridge Film Festival, Reno Film Festival, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, Akasha Metaphysical Film Festival, San Francisco Frozen Film Festival (with Ocean Monk), Action on Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival, Columbia Gorge Film Festival, Nevada City Film Festival, Grand Rapids Film Festival, Hells Kitchen Film Festival, Central Florida Film Festival, DocuWest Film Festival, Atlanta Shorts Fest, Peace Summit - Monterrey Mexico, Temecula Film Festival, Silent River Film Festival, Somewhere North of Boston Film Festival, Texas International Film Festival, Clearwater Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, Bay Street Film Festival, Reykjavik Film Festival, Peace River Film Festival, Marbella Film Festival, St. Regis Film Festival, Atlant Sports Film Festival (Russia), Okangan Film Festival, DocUtah, DocMiami, Prometheus, First Glance, Swaziland National Film Festival, Silicon Valley Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, Louisville Film Festival, Bend Film Festival (Oregon), Warsaw International Film Festival, Bel Air Film Festival (LA), Duke City Doc Fest, New Hampshire Film Festival, Poppy Jasper Film Festival, International Film Festival, UK, Maryland International Film Festival, Flint Film Festival, Santa Fe Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival, Silk City Film Festival, Red Rock Film Festival, Marketplace, Yosemite Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival, Ireland, Washington West Film Festival (Washington DC), Brantford Film Festival (Canada), Oaxaca Film Festival, Renderyard, Phangan (Thailand), Global Peace Film Festival, 2012 Cincinnati Film Festival, and 2012 St. Louis International Film Festival. See more »

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For anyone who aims to aspire in sport or in life in general this film shows that anybody can do so. The film shows the lifting of strongman and fitness Guru Sri Chinmoy who in his 70's was lifting weights that were beyond the realms of most young lifters. Highlighted by appearances of strongman Hugo Girard and former Mr Universe Bill Pearl, the documentary showcases the possibilities of the human spirit. It was so good the film was selected for Tribecca in 2011 I believe. It shows the benefits of fitness, inner peace, regularity and discipline. Skills that can be applied in personal, business and fitness lifestyles. Highly recommended.

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