Duration: 100 mins
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Helen Mirren, Geoffrey Rush, Marion Cotillard, Aaron Paul, Jennnifer Aniston, Ben Kingsley, Mark Strong
Director: Shaun Monson
Seven years in the making, UNITY features an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators. It is a documentary about why we can't seem to get along with each other, even after thousands and thousands of years.
UNITY explores humanity’s hopeful transformation from living-by-killing into living-by-loving. It is a unique film about compassion for all beings, or all “expressions of life", going beyond all “separation based on form”, and beyond perceiving opposites. Writer/director Shaun Monson, collaborating with an astounding cast of 100 celebrity narrators lending their voices (never before gathered in the history of filmmaking), presents a message of love, tragedy and hope, all set against the backdrop of some of the most compelling 20th and 21st Century footage imaginable.
Presented in chapters, UNITY takes an in-depth look at what it truly means to be human, to be mortal, and to be incarnate in this world. The film explores our brief existence among the Cosmos (Chapter I), then moves on to the perceptions of our Mind (Chapter II), the nature of our Body (Chapter III), the infinite capacity of our Heart (Chapter IV), and ultimately to the mysterious energy of the Soul (Chapter V). Initially, these chapters will appear unrelated to each other. But as the film progresses it becomes clear that all life is interconnected, and each chapter represents the totality of our mortal experience, which is only measured in decades.
With a cast of 100 voices all speaking as one voice, UNITY is a genuine cinematic experience unlike any other.