with James Light
This is a guided film journey with James Light. This is a session with short films and breaks for short discussions and Q&As.
James has been making films and supporting Off Grid since 2010, in this talk and film screening, he will share his story, insights and the films that he has made that have helped shape his life. After working in TV news, James new the power of a story and how it impacts the audience, learning that the way to change the world was with stories. Film making not only gives James an income but also profound meaning and purpose. He now uses it as a tool for what is known as ‘karma yoga’, using film as a vehicle to explore the world, to heal himself and others by gifting his time to anyone he can as freely as he can.
Followed by Q&A session with James Light
James Light, Independent on Sunday Happy List winning film maker, uses film as a tool for change. His films tell the stories of activists, charities and ‘do good’ groups which help them grow and make a greater impact in the world.
James started filming and supporting Off Grid in 2010 after quitting his job in TV news.
He knew society needed a different story to share and, after a chance astrology reading by Jonathan Cainer, spent all his savings, bought film making equipment and set off in search of those stories.
Since then he has made hundreds of films for various charities and groups, vegan activists, homeless charities, eco projects, yoga festivals, the Kindness Offensive and the Museum of Happiness.
His films have been seen by millions of people and have helped raise millions of pounds by spreading the good news of what humanity has to offer, something the 24 hour news channels rarely does.
Along the way James has learnt the power of good conversation and how to share honestly and authentically with other people. In helping & healing others through film James found he healed himself. It has been a therapy he didn’t know he needed.
Film making has been a spiritual practice for James and in many ways has literally saved his life.
He is now in production of his first feature documentary called What’s Your Story?
This is a film about the universal quest for meaning and purpose. A journey to find oneself by finding out how other people are choosing to live.