‘Rooted in Peace’ at the Strand

Nov 14, 2017
Greg Reitman takes a hands-on approach to his documentary about peace on many levels.

Rockland — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. will present a one-time screening of the Greg Reitman documentary “Rooted in Peace” (2016, USA) Sunday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m.

Screened in celebration of the International Day of Peace (Sept. 20), “Rooted in Peace” is a socially conscious, environmentally based film. Reitman’s introspective journey resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict.

The film follows Reitman as he speaks to thought leaders around the world, having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of never-ending wars and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by the current political climate. The film recently was screened at the United Nations.

From the United States to Costa Rica to India, the award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make “Rooted in Peace” an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience, magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s “Time” and closing with John Lennon’s “Love.”

The film is not rated. Tickets are $8.50, $7.50 for senior citizens and those younger than 12. For more information, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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