22 / 10 / 2022 – 17:00 h.
23 / 10 / 2022 – 18:15 h.
This documentary takes us on a journey of mystical revelations, experienced through meditation and psilocybin by blending visual art, spiritual understanding, and scientific research.
To understand how psychedelics reveal the nature of consciousness, psychiatrist Franz and Zen master Vanja guide experienced meditators–who have never used psychedelics before–through a ground-breaking scientific experiment on the majestic Swiss Mount Rigi.
This film blends visual art, spiritual understanding, and scientific research. Fairy like animation and A.I. art visualize the mystical experience that reminds us of how much our consciousness and the nature that surrounds us, are interconnected.
Maartje Nevejan is an award winning independent filmmaker based in Amsterdam with a background in theatre and multimedia. Her work researches and expresses the raw poetic quality of reality. Nevejan is a change maker, manifesting innovative approaches to fulfilling her visions. She brings together unexpected groups of people, from all walks of life–holding and inspiring their often contrary views into unexpected forms of creativity.
Since 2015 Maartje focusses on finding a new visual language for subjective inner experiences, in film. She cooperates with scientists and other artists in order to journey deep into these inner worlds. The first film ARE YOU THERE? deals with children and epilepsy. The second one DESCENDING THE MOUNTAIN is about mystical experiences through meditation and psychedelics.
Insight, Germany (2021).
A Science Film Festival Nijmegen, The Netherlands (2021).
International Buddhist Film Festival (IBFF), USA (2021).
Psychedelic Music and Film Festival, USA (2021).
Academia Film Olomouc, International Festival of Science Documentary Films, Czech Republic (2022).