Watch I Am
The documentary or movie was written and directed by Tom Shadyac. He was also the director of the well known movies as Liar, Liar, Bruce Almighty and The Nutty Professor. The producer of the documentary Dagan Handy and executive producers were Jennifer Abbott and Jonathan Wilson. Nicole Pritchett was the associate producer of the movie.
The release date in theaters was February 2011 but limited to certain areas with the running time of the movie one hour and sixteen minutes. The genre was listed under entertainment, family, special interest, television and documentary. It was rated PG-13 and released on DVD in November 2010. The main character of the documentary along with being the commentary or guide of the movie was Tom Shadyac and the camera crew.
The movie was based on what happened after Mr. Shadyac’s tragic bicycle accident that left him incapacitated for possibly the rest of his life. Through many hours of rehabilitation he was able to recover and looks at life with a new perspective. After recovering from the accident Tom Shadyac decided at that time to embark on his first non-fiction film which he would try to answer one of the hardest questions who am I. The movie takes people on a journey into an undiscovered area that many of us don’t want to ask let alone try to find the answers too.
Tom Shadyac meets with many notable and intellectual known individuals in the science area, philosophers and men/women of faith. He talks with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ray Anderson, John Francis, Coleman Barks, Noam Chomsky and many other known thinkers of the world. They discuss what is wrong with the world today, what as individuals’ can do to improve our society and can us as mankind improves the way we all live. The movie does some soul searching on who we really are along with the concept of self-awareness in the bigger scheme of the world.