"The reason we have so much trouble as we age is because we seem to equate adulthood with being exiled to a Mojave-like desert without food or water. Or to a factory where our sole job is to insert the same peg in the same hole as it passes on the assembly line, day in and day out. In this line of thinking, growing up means the only respite we’re allowed to relieve the pressures of life is to go to an all you can eat buffet and stuff ourselves to the point of numbness.
The whole notion that adult life equals a dead-end job and an overwhelming sense of responsibility, is, in a word, bollocks."
Aeon Film, which launched in November 2013, screens contemporary and classic short documentaries.
Our content is organised around five themes:
World Views takes on contemporary culture clashes, ancient philosophical conundrums and the many ways in which our beliefs shape experience.
Nature & Cosmos looks through the eyes of cutting-edge scientists, explorers and other attentive observers to bring the universe’s myriad patterns into focus.
Being Human puts our own nature under the microscope, comparing insights from psychology, anatomy, evolutionary theory and simple introspection.
Living Together searches for fresh lessons and hopeful developments in the greatest and most complicated of human projects, co-existence.
Altered States explores ritual, play, recreation and imagination: whatever it takes to get beyond the everyday world.