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The Portal

The Portal is a movie starring Kitra Cahana, Ronnie Cahana, and James Doty. It follows six people (and a robot) who transform their lives using stillness and mindfulness, providing inspiration as we embark on the next phase of...

Running Time
1 hours 28 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Jacqui Fifer
Writer
Tom Cronin, Jacqui Fifer
Actors
James Doty, Ronnie Cahana, Kitra Cahana, Heather Hennessy
Country
Australia
Year
2019
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

What would happen if 7 billion people all meditated? Could it shift the trajectory of our planet? This experiential documentary approach follows six people (and a robot) who transform their lives using stillness and mindfulness, providing inspiration as we embark on the next phase of evolution. Supported by insights from three of the world's foremost futurists and philosophers, THE PORTAL opens hearts and minds to an exciting vision for humanity transformed and takes them on a mindfulness journey through a tapestry of technology, love, existentialism, human potential, brain hacking, stillness and inner peace.

Comments about documentary «The Portal» (13)

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Jerry F.

After watching the movie "Portal" I was stunned and intrigued by the science behind the movie and how it was made. It was like seeing a magic trick where you see the movie and you are like "Wow, that was amazing". The movie was awesome, the scientific stuff was cool, but the message of the movie was just really good. It was really nice to see scientists who are actual scientists and also to see how the whole world is being influenced by scientific concepts and to see how scientists are really trying to put their ideas into action. Overall, I really recommend this movie to everyone. I think it is really awesome, definitely one of the best movies I have seen in a long time.

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Beverly Fisher

The Portal is a documentary on a video game. The idea is to show you how they created a game, the production, the characters and the gameplay, the music, and the events of the game itself. It also shows you what is the essence of the game. The Portal games have been created by five people who were not connected with each other at the beginning of the game. One of the people was very busy in the game. Another one of the people worked on the games while the other one was playing other games. The other two worked on the game as a team. The goal of this documentary is to show you the gameplay and the people who worked on the game. This is a really good documentary about a game that people want to know more about.

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Brandon L.

The most powerful aspect of this movie is the artistic and scientific approach taken by the scientists. It is very rare that a documentary like this is made, and that makes it even more powerful. The entire movie is very interesting and inspiring. Although the scientists are not responsible for the outcome of the "spiral" of the disease, they do make some valid points about it. The real science here is in the data and the findings, not the ideas that are put forward in the movie. The scientists are responsible for the data, not the ideas presented in the movie.

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Joshua

A fascinating documentary that explores the reality of the "Gateway" phenomenon and the "Gateway" concept itself. Some of the most important things to me are the interviews with representatives from the military and the government, the discussion on the conspiracy theories about the purpose of the gateway, and the explanation for the phenomenon. It is also interesting to hear the experience of those who were affected by the gateway and why they did not want it to happen to them. Although I have seen the movie already, I have not heard about the phenomenon before watching it. But the concept itself is very interesting, and I hope that the film makers will continue to explore this topic, as I do. It is good to see the result of the scientific research, and the fact that the experiment has been successfully performed. I have the feeling that the phenomenon might have been related to a meteorite impact, as one of the interviews mentioned a meteorite impact in the area where the experiment took place. I think the reason why the experiment was carried out was that the military wanted to know how many people would be affected if the experiment had been carried out. So if you are interested in this topic, I would definitely recommend this film.

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Mark

This movie was a great and intense movie that showed the real beauty and extreme beauty that exists within the world. I had the opportunity to see this movie in a special screening in Hollywood, and it was truly an incredible experience. I loved it and can't wait to see it again. I think the director did a great job of bringing all of the aspects of the movie to life and creating a real emotional connection with the audience. I really think this movie is a must see for anyone who is interested in beauty and the mystery that surrounds it.

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Susan L.

I loved this movie. It has a great story, and it was not like all the other documentaries I have seen. The director/writer kept the audience on their toes by telling stories that would leave you guessing and guessing. The first ten minutes of the movie was a bit boring, but I kept watching. I was surprised how much it turned out to be. I loved the ideas presented, and the whole story line of the movie. It was a nice surprise. If you like movies like "The Green Mile", then you should definitely give this movie a shot. I hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did.

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Andrew Hunt

I really enjoyed this documentary. It was short, well edited, and very informative. As I mentioned before, it was not very gory at all. I was not surprised that the film makers decided to leave the scenes of the f/x to the viewer's imagination. I was also surprised that they chose to focus on the experience of the port-a-potties. I think this was a good move because it gave the viewer a better sense of what it must be like to go through the porta-potties as a homeless person. I was very impressed with the film makers' use of modern technology. For example, the pan-tilt-zoom used by the film makers to show the various people and objects that they interacted with was very cool. I would also like to mention that I think the actors that played the characters in the film were very good. I thought that the actors did an excellent job of portraying the characters that they played. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone who likes documentaries that are interesting and entertaining.

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Laura C.

A documentary about the work of one of the world's most famous architects, Iain M. Banks, and how he is able to bring such large and diverse projects to life. The Portal is an ambitious undertaking, but it is very worthwhile for the people who are aware of the work that is done by Banks and are able to get a look into the world of what he does. The film shows the inner workings of the studio, which is where much of the work is made. He creates a city-like environment and it is a great visual experience. The human drama of the process is shown, and the director shows the pain and the joy. It is a good look at the work and the process of what the architect does. The filmmaker does an excellent job of showing the creative process and the thought process behind what he is doing. It is a good look at the work that a genius is able to do.

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Carol

The film itself, while not particularly high art, is interesting and thought provoking. It tells a story about the discovery of a Portal that leads to another world. This other world is a beautiful one. Its inhabitants are angels that look and sound like humans. They are noble and kind and the angels are called guardians of the portal. This guardian, an angel named John, is very similar to the angel of the Bible, Michael. He is an angel of great wisdom, a divine genius, and a man of the highest moral standards. His task is to destroy the portal that leads to the other world. In this film, John is accompanied by a young angel, Alice, and a loyal servant, Crowley. The angel who is a guardian of the portal, Archangel Michael, is played by Jude Law. The angel who is John's guardian, Archangel Gabriel, is played by Jim Broadbent. They are both men of great wisdom and moral standards. I liked the way the angels interacted with John. I especially liked the interaction between Archangel Michael and John. They were like old friends and they never stopped being friends. I was surprised that the angel who was John's guardian was not killed. I thought that Archangel Michael would be the one who would have been killed, but Archangel Gabriel survived and went on to help John. I think this film was very important to Christian, because it was telling us a message of love, of hope, of forgiveness, of devotion to God, and of sacrifice. It was a very important message and I think that Christians should see this film. It shows us that we are all in this world and we are all different and we all need to be treated with respect. It was also a very important message to show us that there are angels that are going to the other world to rescue us. I thought the film was very inspiring and that it was a very beautiful message that should be seen by Christians and that there is a whole world out there that is waiting for us.

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Judith Foster

Portal is a strange film. There are no rules, no explanations, just a mystery that unfolds at a brilliant pace. There is no hero, just a human being on a journey of discovery. It's a pure discovery that I found fascinating. The story unfolds in a documentary style that makes the viewer feel as if they were part of the film. The pace is so fast that it's almost painful to see. But, the film is well structured. The audience is not told what to think, they just know that there is something going on. It's not a great film, but it is one of the most beautiful documentaries I have ever seen. The only way to tell how much I admire the movie is to say that the story is so good that it makes the movie itself amazing. It's hard to imagine that people could watch this film and not get something out of it. It is a very unique experience that I would recommend to everyone.

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Ashley G.

I watched this film on Netflix and it was the most entertaining movie I have ever seen. In fact, it was better than "21 Grams" and I would watch that again. The director, Phil Alden Robinson, did a great job of keeping the pace up and never seeming to slow down. The story of this movie is extremely fascinating and it made me think of my own life. It really makes you think about what you do, what you say and how you feel. It's really one of the best movies I have ever seen. I think people should watch this film, because it's a great insight into the human mind and a very insightful look at our reality. It's also a great way to start your day. I am not a big fan of documentaries, but this one was very entertaining and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Aaron

I just saw this movie at Sundance this year, and I must say it was a very good movie. This is a film that needs to be seen by everyone, especially people who have been following this movie since it's inception. The first 20 minutes of the film are only briefly shown, but the rest of the film is very informative and fascinating. The movie is about the creation of the Portal in Portal 2. It is a story of how the creators of Portal were inspired by the games and tried to put their own twist on it. The film was very well done, but I must say that the ending is very abrupt and abrupt. I felt like I was not given enough information about the game, but that is probably because of the movie's length. It was just too short to explain all the things that happened in the game. I am a fan of the game, and I did feel like I was missing something in this movie. The movie was about a lot of things, but it was just too short to explain everything. The ending felt a bit too abrupt. I would have liked a little more explanation. The actors were good, and the acting was well done. The music was also excellent. The video game that the movie is based on is very good, and I recommend it to anyone. It is definitely worth watching.

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Janice

For the first time, an extended interview with a major film maker, Sean Taylor, who has worked in the field of "art house" films for almost 40 years. He talks about his career, the work of the "art house" directors, the politics and ethics of making movies in this era, the influences on his films, his own childhood, and the great advice he gave to his sons in the 1980s. This film is an inside look at the workings of a very large studio, which sometimes gets the wrong idea, and sometimes does get the right idea, and sometimes not. The interviews are all conducted very well, the actors are all very good, and the film is very entertaining. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the works of the "art house" directors.