‘The Power of the Heart’ will be screened at the UBCO student theatre in Kelowna Saturday at 7pm.
Producer Baptiste de Pape explained the movie is a crossover supported by reenactment, and is about a 50/50 split between documentary and film. ‘The Power of the Heart’ has a very direct message, saying we have been taught to think with our minds when we should be thinking with our hearts. The message is relayed through religious leaders and what de Pape refers to as ‘Ambassadors of the Heart.’ He spent five years travelling around the world interviewing those people, including well-known figures such as Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, Eckhart Tolle and Jane Goodall.
The inspiration for the film came to de Pape five years ago as he was working as a lawyer in Amsterdam. He realized he wasn’t happy as a lawyer and began looking for his purpose in life. At first he had no success in finding a new direction, but through a sudden personal experience he fell in love with the idea of making a movie about the power of the heart. Although he had no film making experience, de Pape explained he chose to follow his heart and pursue it anyway which has lead him to experience exactly what the film is about.
“It feels great,” he said. “I have learned to trust my heart’s intuition and I completely trust my heart now. I have learned that you will never reach your full potential if yo don’t open your heart. The heart has an intelligence that far surpasses that of the mind and using this intelligence makes my life more fulfilling and I am more effective and successful because I am using the intelligence of my heart, supported by my mind.”
‘The Power of the Heart’ was released in October 2014, and has had over 4,000 screenings in the United States this year. De Pape has been touring with the screenings for the past year and while he hasn’t been able to be at all of them, he will be attending the screening in Kelowna to provide a question and answer session following the film.
Tickets are available through firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 250-859-9036.