How do we want to live and work?
“We want to live in a society where we meet each other as humans, where we feel loved, and where we do what interests us passionately. We believe that this is no utopia and we know that we have to start with ourselves to make this happen. In our search for ways and means of making this vision come true, we allowed ourself to be guided by encounters with inspiring people. These encounters have developed into a film. From Business To Being is therefore an experiment, to invite everyone to ask themselves: ‘How do I want to live and work?’ And at the same time, it is our answer to that question.”
Hanna Henigin und Julian Wildgruber
The film From Business To Being tells the story of three executives – a former investment banker at Lehman Brothers, a project manager in the automotive industry and a regional manager at the pharmacy chain “dm” – who embark on a quest to find ways out of the “rat race”. Their motivation: the desire for more enthusiasm, meaning and authenticity in their work. Through their sensitive and yet forthright approach Hanna Henigin and Julian Wildgruber provide deep insight into the emotional sphere of the otherwise closed world of business leaders and explore the question: To what extent are the crises of today‘s workplaces crises of consciousness? Can meditation and awareness training help to free people from stress provoking patterns of thinking and behaving, and get back to themselves?
What skills will be required from business leaders in the future and how do organisations in a globalised world have to be rethought and restructured towards more collaboration? In their search for answers, the filmmakers meet experts from economy, science and meditation who build bridges between “business” and “being” and give new impetus for a cultural change in the business world, focussing on the well-being of all stakeholders.
From Business To Being is a film that touches people, inspires discussion and above all encourages an honest look inside: Who am I? What inspires me? And how do I live and act accordingly? All that is based on the conviction that changes towards a better working environment and society are rooted in a growing awareness of the individual.
Pier Carlo Padoan
Dr. C. Otto Scharmer
Prof. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
Prof. Dr. Arthur Zajonc
Prof. Dr. Tania Singer
Prof. Götz W. Werner
Director of photography
From crowdfunding to cinemas!
We reached our goal!
Our crowdfunders are the best! They believed in our project and chipped in 91.952,33 € – surpassing our crowdfunding goal by 7.000,00 €. Thank you so very much for each of your contributions and your faith in us! Special thanks to the association KuKuk Kultur e.V. “, for your technical support of the crowdfunding campaign.
The documentary film “From Business To Being” premiered in May 2015 at the international DOK.fest in Munich where the public voted it into the category BEST.Doks as one of the crowd’s favorite films!
Starting February 2nd 2017 the film will be screened in cinemas across Germany. (Click here to see dates) We’re pleased to be represented by mindjazz pictures who are a film distributor that specializes in films which “trigger discussions, question stereotype expectations and offer new perspectives, while being fairly entertaining at the same time.“ (mindjazz pictures CEO Holger Recktenwald).
After our cinema tour the film will be available for home entertainment as well as for professional use with a license for companies or consultants who want to show it at events or workshops. With the start of the home entertainment launch, each of our crowdfunders who gave more than 100,00 € will receive the film as a gift.