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I Am -- Director Tom Shadyac travels the world to speak with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.
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February 2011 (USA) See more »
What if the solution to the world's problems was right in front of us all along? See more »
Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it. | Add synopsis »
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Interesting But Rather General See more (36 total) »


Ray Anderson ... Himself
Marc Ian Barasch ... Himself
Coleman Barks ... Himself

Noam Chomsky ... Himself
John Francis ... Himself
Thom Hartmann ... Himself
Chris Jordan ... Himself
Dacher Keltner ... Himself
Rollin McCraty ... Himself
Lynne McTaggart ... Herself
Daniel Quinn ... Himself
Dean Radin ... Himself
Elisabet Sahtouris ... Herself

Marilyn Schlitz ... Herself
Richard Shadyac ... Himself
David Suzuki ... Himself

Desmond Tutu ... Himself

Howard Zinn ... Himself

Tim Allen ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jennifer Aniston ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Steve Carell ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jim Carrey ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Courteney Cox ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

The Dalai Lama ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Danny DeVito ... Martini (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michael Douglas ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Brad Dourif ... Billy Bibbet (archive footage) (uncredited)

Morgan Freeman ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mohandas K. Gandhi ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Karolyn Grimes ... Bailey Child - Zuzu (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mark Harmon ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Christopher Lloyd ... Taber (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nelson Mandela ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mandy Moore ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mother Teresa ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Eddie Murphy ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jack Nicholson ... R.P. McMurphy (archive footage) (uncredited)

Barack Obama ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jada Pinkett Smith ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Donna Reed ... Mary Hatch (archive footage) (uncredited)

Will Sampson ... Chief Bromden (archive footage) (uncredited)

Vincent Schiavelli ... Fredrickson (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Shadyac ... Himself (uncredited)

Charlie Sheen ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

James Stewart ... George Bailey (archive footage) (uncredited)

Donald Trump ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mike Tyson ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robin Williams ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Shadyac 
Produced by
Jennifer Abbott .... executive producer
Dagan Handy .... producer
Nicole Pritchett .... associate producer
Jonathan Watson .... executive producer
Jacquelyn Zampella .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Roko Belic 
Film Editing by
Jennifer Abbott 
Sound Department
Odin Benitez .... supervising sound editor
Steve Maslow .... re-recording mixer
Animation Department
Yusuke Nagano .... artist/animator
Editorial Department
Brodie Alexander .... colorist
Nick Middleton .... assistant editor
Eva Valett .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Nancy Gassner-Clayton .... choir vocals
Linda Osher .... music clearance
Other crew
Christopher L. Perez .... clearance counsel
Bobby Arnot .... special thanks
Joey Borgogna .... special thanks
Ian Durney .... special thanks
Allegra Ringo .... thanks
Alex Skinner .... special thanks
Howard Zinn .... in loving memory of

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Tom Shadyac described making the documentary as "freeing", giving himself complete creative control along with his small crew.See more »
Tom Shadyac:An ocean, a rainforest, the human body, are all co-operatives. The redwood tree doesn't take all the soil and nutrients, just what it needs to grow. A lion doesn't kill every gazelle, just one. We have a term for something in the body when it takes more than its share, we call it: cancer.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Interesting But Rather General, 27 August 2013
Author: gavin6942 from United States

Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what is wrong with our world and how we can improve both this world and the way we live in it.

I appreciate that Shadyac decided to look beyond the world of comedy and try to find a deeper truth in the world. He is an intelligent man and it is good to be able to see this side of him, because "Ace Ventura" does not necessarily suggest a man craving wisdom.

I also like some of the folks he sought out. There is clearly a liberal bias with Chomsky, Hartman and Zinn being the models, but it was still good to hear from these thinkers. What would the right-wing think tank members say on what is wrong with the world?

In the end, though, I give it a moderate rating because it never really gets in any depth. The question is vague, and without looking for specific answers, you cannot get the best advice. We all know the world is better if we love one another and pass on a smile, but what is the fundamental problem?

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