Enlighten Up!

Overview

Herein lies the ideological struggle of two individuals. Behind the camera stands Kate Churchill, a Boston-based documentarian with a rock-solid confidence in the transformative power of yoga; her subject, however -- Manhattan journalist Nick Rosen -- espouses deep-seated skepticism and resistance to yoga as a system of thought and physio-spiritual regeneration. Responding to a challenge by Churchill, Rosen undertakes an on-camera investigation of yoga, but in lieu of becoming an instant convert as one might ...
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Overview

Herein lies the ideological struggle of two individuals. Behind the camera stands Kate Churchill, a Boston-based documentarian with a rock-solid confidence in the transformative power of yoga; her subject, however -- Manhattan journalist Nick Rosen -- espouses deep-seated skepticism and resistance to yoga as a system of thought and physio-spiritual regeneration. Responding to a challenge by Churchill, Rosen undertakes an on-camera investigation of yoga, but in lieu of becoming an instant convert as one might expect, he begins to uncover manifold inconsistencies and contradictions that distance him from the center of it. The filmmaker and her subject thus experience a rocky and multi-layered conflict of beliefs, identities, and lifestyles.
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Special Features

Extended interviews with Yoga luminaries B.K.S. Iyengar, Gurusharanananda and Norman Allen; Deleted scenes; Photo montage of Northern India; Filmmaker biography
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/2009
  • UPC: 767685202326
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 56,409

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
B.K.S. Iyengar Participant
Pattabhi Jois Participant
Norman Allen Participant
Sharon Gannon Participant
David Life Participant
Gurmukh Participant
Dharma Mittra Participant
Cyndi Lee Participant
Alan Finger Participant
Rodney Yee Participant
Beryl Bender Birch Participant
Shyamdas Participant
"Diamond" Dallas Page Participant
Technical Credits
Kate Churchill Director, Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
Jeanne Hagerty Executive Producer
Tom Hagerty Executive Producer
Jonathan Hexner Cinematographer, Original Story, Screenwriter
Jonathan Sahula Editor
Khari Streeter Editor, Original Story
Krishna Venkatesh Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Enlighten Up!
1. Meet Nick [5:46]
2. Day 1 [8:17]
3. Jivamukti Yoga [4:16]
4. Funk [7:41]
5. Aloha Land [9:19]
6. Pattabhi Jois [9:06]
7. B.K.S. Iyengar [8:25]
8. Mom [4:05]
9. Ashrams [6:39]
10. Blissful Refuge [8:22]
11. Perspective [6:21]
12. Credits [3:22]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Enlighten Up!
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      The Norman Picture - 13 Min
      B.K.S. Iyengar Extended Interview - 19 Min
      Gurusharanananda Extended Interview - 12 Min
      Northern India Photo Montage - 4 Min
      Deleted Scenes - 5 Min
         Play All
         Russell Simmons - 3 min
         Goddess - 2 Min
      Filmmaker Bio
      About Docurama
         Credits
      Docurama Trailers
         Bob Dylan Don't Look Back
         Air Guitar Nation
         A Crude Awakening
         The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
   Set Up
      5.1 Dolby Digital
      2.0 Stereo
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