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Berni's Journey (2015)

A driven perfectionist suffers a career crisis and against her husband's wishes, she unconventionally goes on a filmmaking quest with unique mentors that help her resolve a refugee past in order to forge a new future.


Bernadette Slowey


Patrick Woodard, Bernadette Slowey (co-writer)




Credited cast:
Marbeth Dunn Marbeth Dunn ... Self
Stephen Hobbs Stephen Hobbs ... Self
Jennifer Hough Jennifer Hough ... Self
Harrison Klein Harrison Klein ... Self
Les Nordhauser
Bernadette Slowey Bernadette Slowey
Jack Slowey Jack Slowey ... Self
Joseph Slowey Joseph Slowey
Nick Slowey Nick Slowey ... Self
Grandmother Pa'Ris'Ha Taylor Grandmother Pa'Ris'Ha Taylor ... Self
Bianca Zoie Bianca Zoie ... Self


Berni is a married 40-year old mother who thought she was living the American Dream as a successful bank executive. She leaves the 20-year career when she encounters a hostile and harassing work environment resulting in multiple miscarriages. Disillusioned by the emptiness of what she thought was the right path; Berni is drawn to pursue a childhood dream of filmmaking. Without the security of a steady paycheck, no corporate benefits and increasing debt, Berni's husband is unhappy about the financial implications but reluctantly concedes. Synchronously, she is invited to join a group of North American speakers for a spirituality conference in India. Berni defies logic in a down economy to film a documentary in a country she's never stepped foot in. Berni's decision to go to India seems destined as planning falls into place. However, after arriving in India, she quickly finds that expectations for the conference are not met and the production seems to be falling apart. Having risked ... Written by Bernadette Slowey

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The wonder of the wander.

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Berni's Journey is a Triumph
13 October 2016 | by LizRutledgeSee all my reviews

"Berni's Journey" touches the heart in a way that moves the viewer to reflect on one's own journey in life. Exposing her deepest vulnerability, Berni inspires viewers to be vulnerable themselves. If you feel a desire to figure out what's burning to be explored in your self, this is the film to see to ignite a spark.

I've seen "Berni's Journey" three times and each time saw even more for myself in Berni's story. The cinematography in India and Colorado are fantastic. The raw footage of emotions on the part of both Berni and her family and friends reveals how intense the journey was for all involved.

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