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Bringing Spirituality to the Screen

Teachers College’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute is hosting boththe City Lights Kids Film Festival and the Second Annual National City Lights Film Festivalon Thursday, April 14th. Both events will take place in the College’s Milbank Chapel.

From 5-6 p.m., audience members will be able to watch films made by children, for children. Closing for the Kids Festival and opening for the adults is 12-year-old child prodigy Sparsh Shah. Sparsh, who was born with an incurable disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, has suffered more than 125 fractures. Yet he has delivered more than 40 live performances of the songs he has written and composed, and in April 2015 won the prestigious talent competition “Young Voice of NYC.” He is also the Youth Ambassador for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

From 6:30 -9:00 p.m. the Institute will screen a series of short original films for adults that explore lived spirituality in its many forms of expression, including sacred expression, ancient and perennial philosophy, enlightenment, personal journey, emergent ways of living, global healing, consciousness, spiritual activism, nature, transformation, science, postmaterialism, synchronicity, love, connection, relationships and spiritual evolution

The event followed by discussion. Appetizers and drinks will be served.

RSVP if you plan to attend.

Published Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016