DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM FESTIVAL – Sunday August 1st (Stream for FREE all Day)

A showcase of the amazing DOCUMENTARY Feature Film….


Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is the root of our deepest wounds. Dr. Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policy-makers and legal personnel are not concerned with fixing behaviors, making diagnoses, suppressing symptoms and judging, but seek instead to understand the sources from which troubling behaviors and diseases spring in the wounded human soul.

Bookmark this page and come back at midnight EST on Sunday August 1st to watch this amazing festival. Then you’ll have 30 hours to watch. Then the link shuts down.

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Director Biography – Maurizio Benazzo, Zaya Benazzo

Zaya Benazzo is a filmmaker from Bulgaria with degrees in engineering, environmental science, and film. For many years, she worked as an environmental activist in Holland and Bulgaria, and later produced and directed several award-winning documentaries in Europe and the United States.

Maurizio Benazzo grew up in Italy, and in 1984 came to the United States on a ninety-eight-year-old sailing boat. He started working as an actor, model, and filmmaker, but his thirst for knowledge was only satisfied in 2001 upon encountering I Am That, the seminal work by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, while he was in India shooting the award-winning documentary Short Cut to Nirvana.

Maurizio and Zaya merged their lifelong passions for science and mysticism when they met in 2007, and their first project together was filming the documentary Rays of the Absolute on the life and teachings of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. This project sparked their next level of creation and collaboration: SAND, ( ) a global community inspired by the timeless wisdom traditions, informed by modern science, and grounded in direct experience.

Director Statement

How are you? Zaya and Maurizio here. 15 years ago, when we first met, we paused our filmmaker carrier and founded a not for profit called “Science and nonduality”(have you heard of it????) . It has been a fascinating journey of blessings mixed with hard work and we now have a worldwide loyal community on our side. But the movie bug is hard to eliminate… so we decided to get back to make full length films and, now, 3 years later, we are excited to offer your festival the opportunity to show our movie: “The Wisdom of Trauma – A Journey to the Root of Human Pain”. In this feature doc we follow Dr. Gabor Mate (I am sure you have heard of him) in his journey to the root of trauma and how it impacts our society at large. A very important and timely topic for the world in this evolving and confusing times.
FYI, movie has been produced by our 501c.3 organization.
We surely look forward to your response and hope to see you either online or live at your event.
Love, Zaya & Maurizio Benazzo

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