Inspirational Documentary, “Discover The Gift”, Celebrates Global Shift In Spiritual Growth by Valerie Ramirez

Discover The GiftDiscover the Gift, a feature length inspirational documentary film created and directed by award-winning filmmaker, Demian Lichtenstein with his sister, Executive Producer, Shajen Joy Aziz, debuted during the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2011 with screening events at the 608 Studio on Main Street in Park City, Utah.

“Discover the Gift has been an incredible journey for us,” commented Demian Lichtenstein. “We are thrilled to present Discover the Gift and believe when one discovers and shares their gift, it inspires others to do the same,” added Lichtenstein.

Lichtenstein and Aziz, along with their amazing collaborative team, illuminate an exceptionally complex topic with profound simplicity. Discover the Gift reveals how eight defined Universal Laws and Principles work in combination with each other to form a unified field of consciousness. It is understanding the interconnectedness of all of these Laws–including but not limited to the Law of Attraction–and respecting the integrity of their combined power, that brings each of us to the point of discovery, and of globe-shifting transformation.

“Both the film and the upcoming book Discover the Gift reveal the basic reality that there are Gifts in all circumstances if we look for them; they are simply awaiting our discovery,” commented Shajen Joy Aziz. “Our intent is to inspire reflection on one’s true essence, creating fulfillment, joy and connectedness,” added Aziz.

The 97 minute motion picture, Discover the Gift, will be distributed via DVD and VOD June 14, 2011. The forthcoming book of the same title will be published in hardcover through Harmony Books, an imprint of Crown Publishing, a division of Random House Inc. and also available June 14, 2011.

Discover the Gift stars transformational leaders and new thought innovators such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jack Canfield, and Mark Victor Hansen of the Chicken Soup of the Soul series, and Michael Bernard Beckwith, featured speaker of The Secret and author of Spiritual Liberation.

Other spiritual leaders and celebrated educators featured in Discover the Gift include Shajen Joy Aziz, Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Sonia Powers, Dr. Sue Morter, Mary Manin Morrissey, Dr. Barbara De Angelis, David “Avocado” Wolf, Nuirka Hernandez, Cheryl Hunter, John Castagnini, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Terry Tillman and Bobbi DePorter.

Demian Lichtenstein

Demian LichtensteinAward-winning filmmaker, Demian Lichtenstein has amassed a vast body of work in the music video industry since receiving his BFA from New York University in 1988, leading to his current status as a major up-and-comer in Feature Film Direction. Some past projects include directing Music Videos for Sting & Eric Clapton, Grandmaster Caz, Shabba Ranks, Queen Latifah, West of Eden (Best Independent Video/MTV 1987), Cypress Hill, Gloria Estefan, Sony, Warner Bros, Columbia Pictures, MCA, Epic, Island, Atlantic, Tommy Boy, IRS Records, World Hunger Project, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Demian was Chairman of the New York Independent Film Coalition for two years, and has directed, produced, written, photographed, taped and/or recorded audio on over 225 features, short films, music videos, commercials and concerts. Lichtenstein made his first feature film, Lowball, for the Showtime Network. Following his first film, Lichtenstein wrote, produced and directed 3,000 Miles to Graceland for Warner Brothers. Lichtenstein also leads Equilibrium Entertainment as CEO and lives in Los Angeles and New York City.

Shajen Joy Aziz

Shajen Joy Aziz & Demian Lichtenstein Master educator with twenty years experience in various aspects of education, Shajen Joy Aziz, holds a master’s degree in education from Norwich University. In addition to Aziz’s twenty years in various aspects of education, she is pursuing a PhD in human development and organizational systems and has used her experience to help create Equilibrium Entertainment. As Executive Producer and director of operations for Equilibrium Entertainment, Aziz strongly believes in using all forms of media to create a sanctuary for the creative mind. Aziz resides in Los Angeles with her family.

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by Valerie Ramirez, Discover the Gift
Discover the Gift is the remarkable feature-length documentary created by award-winning filmmaker, Demian Lichtenstein, with his sister, Shajen Joy Aziz, that celebrates the basic but vital reality that there are Gifts in each person, and in all circumstances, that are simply awaiting discovery. Framed by the touching personal narrative of siblings Lichtenstein and Aziz as they describe their own journeys toward joy, power, fulfillment, freedom, and unconditional love, Discover the Gift offers powerful lessons from authors, educators, activists, artists, and icons including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Jack Canfield, Terry Tillman, David `Avocado` Wolfe, Mark Victor Hansen, and Niurka – and more – and has become a word-of-mouth sensation with early audiences.