‘Samsara’ Is Next Environment in Focus Film at Antioch

Antioch University Santa Barbara instructor Manuel Raya transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders, void of dialogue and descriptive text with a screening of Samsara on campus on Thursday, August 13 from 7-9 p.m.

Samsara, filmed over a period of almost five years and in 25 countries, is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives.

Presented by the AUSB Bachelor of Arts program as part of the Environment in Focus series, the film will screen in the Community Hall and is free and open to the public.

Having graduated from UCSB, Mr. Raya yearned to learn more about the world and himself through philosophic contemplation. This drive led him to attain a Masters of Philosophy at San Francisco State University. Today, he is an adjunct faculty member here at Antioch University Santa Barbara, an instructor of Philosophy at Santa Barbara City College, a coach of the award-winning SBCC debate team, and director of the Philosophy club.

For more information on the event, please contact Susan Gentile at sgentile2[at]antioch.edu or 805-962-8179 ext 5178. Visit www.barakasamsara.com for more information on the film and filmmakers.

View the Samsara trailer:

The Environment in Focus series is part of Antioch in Conversation, an event series designed for public engagement and dialogue about environmental and social issues that affect us on a local, national, and global basis.

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