ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY "I AM" FROM FILMMAKER TOM SHADYAC TO AIR ON OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK'S "SUPER SOUL SUNDAY," JANUARY 1 (8-11 AM ET/PT)
Film to be Released on DVD January 3
Los Angeles, CA - The critically-acclaimed documentary "I Am" will have its television debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's "Super Soul Sunday," New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1 (8-11:00 a.m. ET/PT, with an encore airing at noon ET/PT). The documentary will also be available on DVD from Gaiam on January 3 wherever DVDs are sold.
Written and Directed by Tom Shadyac ("Bruce Almighty," "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "The Nutty Professor"), "I Am" engages some of today's most inspired minds in a quest to answer two practical and provocative questions: "What's wrong with the world" and "What can we do about it?" Inspired by the painful aftermath of a cycling accident, Shadyac sets out on a twenty-first century quest for enlightenment, interviewing remarkable men and women from the worlds of science, philosophy, academia, and faith-includingsuch luminaries as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Lynne McTaggart, Ray Anderson, John Francis, Coleman Barks, and Marc Ian Barasch.
In the January 1 New Year's Day "Super Soul Sunday" titled "What's Right With the World," Oprah Winfrey first talks with Shadyac in an eye-opening interview from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" about the life-altering event that inspired him to leave his Beverly Hills lifestyle behind. Following the interview will be the world television premiere of Shadyac's film "I Am." Afterward, Oprah features the story of the boy she couldn't forget and a rescue mission that stretched across anocean. Finally, SoulPancake presents their latest short film: "Pop Your Problems."
To see a trailer for "I Am" (with embed code) click here: http://www.oprah.com/iam
About Super Soul Sunday
"Super Soul Sunday" is a three-hour programming block designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. Programs featured include never-before-seen episodes of "Oprah's Soul Series," a series of in-depth, one-on-one conversations between Oprah and some of the most fascinating authors, thinkers and spiritual leaders of our time, uplifting feature-length documentaries, short-form content from Soul Pancake (the production company co-founded by "The Office's" Rainn Wilson) and more. Exploring themes and issues including happiness and personal fulfillment, wellness, spirituality and conscious living, these programs present an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today's world. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/supersoulsunday.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 77 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.