Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry - CFT: Licence Fee Program - Telefilm Canada : Equity Investment Program
Québec Film and Television Tax Credit - Gestion SODEC
SODEC Société de développement des entreprises culturelles – Québec
Government of Canada The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit
Rogers Documentary Fund
Hot Docs 2000 (Toronto) Best Photography, Best Sound
To look for the meaning of life, filmmaker Carlos Ferrand sets off in search of free spirits and creative minds. In the course of a journey of initiation across the Americas, he meets Pol Pelletier, woman of the theatre and spiritual adept; Pablo Amaringo, environmental activist and former shaman, who has founded a school of art and life in the middle of the Amazonian forest; Franco Dragone, spiritual heir of Fellini and the Commedia del Arte, and artistic director of the Cirque du Soleil; Eugene Tsui, Chinese-American architect, athlete and musician - a modern Renaissance man some of whose buildings seem to have been designed in outer space; and Stuart Kauffman, one of America's leading scientific minds, whose work leads to a new vision of the relationship between science and the creative process.
This is a world where the ideal is alive and well, and where the artist serves both as a guide and a source of hope. The film is dedicated to Carlos Ferrand’s daughter Beatriz.