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


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Credited cast:
Sri Chinmoy ...
Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Katz
Frank Zane


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

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4 May 2011 (USA)  »

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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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10 March 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Quick! Name 5 activities you would consider are proper to a spiritual master living in today's world: Meditation... check, Chanting... check, Exercise... check, Devotional service.... check... weight lifting.... really?

After watching this film, your idea of what "spirituality" and "devotional work" is will have to be rewritten. Sri Chinmoy shows that being a spiritual master is not about sitting down and contemplating all day long, or being hidden in a cave somewhere in the Himalayas, but it's actually a modern day to day reality; and just how spiritual would you consider weight lifters to be? Aren't they the most superficial of beings? Well... some of them are the opposite.

This movie changed my perception and impressed me out of bounds.

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