Sunday 2 October
multiple languages with English subtitles
Followed by a Q&A
It sounds like the perfect antidote to our hectic lives: less stress, better concentration, increased productivity. No wonder mindfulness meditation has become an attractive addition to the boardroom agenda for global giants like Google and SAP. Backed up by science, it seems an increasing amount of organizations are turning to mindfulness to help develop their business model.
In this film, director Samuel Stefan dares to take a look behind the façade of this revolutionary corporate phenomenon to reveal a series of burning ethical issues about the values of our economic system: Is mindfulness a way for businesses to simply enhance their profit margins and increase productivity? Or does this revolution offer an opportunity to change the way our businesses operate, creating a more equal and fairer society?
Director: Samuel Stefan – Script: Samuel Stefan, Nick Oakley – With: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ron Purser, Jutta Tobias, Bikkhu Bodhi, Peter Bostelman, Wolfgang Fassnacht, Jeremy Hunter, Ajahn Khemasiri, Meg Levie, Katie Loncke, Jennifer Malkin, Nicolas Pesch, Amanda Ream, Roger Riesen, Daniela Riesen, Samuel Stefan, Jürgen Zahn – Camera: Nick Oakley – Producers: Louis Mataré, David Fonjallaz – Editor: Mirjam Krakenberger – Sound: Nadja Gubser – Mix: Felix Bussmann, SDS – Music: Samuel Baur, Wolfgang Zwiauer – Commisioning editor: Christa Miranda Urs Augsburger – Production: Lomotion AG in Co-production with: SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen