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The World's Most Spiritual Sci-Fi Film School

Aug 29, 2016 | 682 videos
Video by The Front

This Labyrinth-esque documentary short, We Are Not Alone, tells the story of the Unarius Academy of Science and its founder Ruth E. Norman—known as “Archangel Uriel” to her students. Norman was an eccentric female leader and self-proclaimed clairvoyant of a spiritual collective in California. She encouraged her students to achieve personal transformation by producing wildly imaginative psychodramas about their past lives. The short film depicts the clear devotion that the Unarians felt towards Norman as they created films on their quest for spiritual healing. These films were shown on public access television in the 1980s, and are now coveted by outsider cinema film collectors.

We Are Not Alone is presented by the female-led media company The Front and directed by filmmaker Jodi Wille. You can find more information about their upcoming projects on their website, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Author: Leah Varjacques

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