Free the Mind

Phie Ambo, Denmark, 2012

72 min.DK/Documentary

"Free the Mind" is the fantastic story of how one man's vision provides a turning point in the lives of three people. Professor Richard Davidson is one of the world's leading researchers of the human brain. He sets out to discover if, and how, it is possible to physically change the brain using only the power of thought. Steve and Rich are just two out of thousands of american war veterans. Their lives have turned into painful nightmares; they are now restless insomniacs tormented by their own consciences after events witnessed and deeds done during wartime. Will, 5 years old, suffers from ADHD and anxiety. His parents are eager to try other options than those provided by traditional medicine. Can Professor Richard Davidson make a difference? Can he free these people from their miserable existences and help them lead ordinary lives? "Free the Mind" follows the three test subjects on a daring journey into the deepest recesses of the human mind.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Free the Mind
Danish title Free the Mind
Keywords Davidson, Richard, Brain, The, Brain research, Fear, Emotions, Power of the mind, Meditation, USA
Director Phie Ambo
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Phie Ambo
Editor Marion Tuor, Marion Tuor
Sound Rasmus Winther Jensen
Composer Johann Johansson
Appearance Richard Davidson
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sales DR International Sales
Technical info color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 06.06.2012
Cinemas Reprise Teatret, Grand, Ishøj Bio, Værløse Bio, Park Bio, Glostrup Bio, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Empire, Bibliografen (Bagsværd) samt 42 biografer i provinsen, inkl. Færøerne og Grønland
Danish festival release 01.11.2012, Dagmar, CPH:DOX
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DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Danish Documentary Production
Co-production Making Movies, VPRO - Television, Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, MEDIA (EU), Paula og Axel Nissen Fonden, Finnish Film Foundation
In collaboration with SVT, YLE TV1, Against Gravity, ERR
Domestic distribution DOXBIO


Direction Phie Ambo
Assistant director Lisa Konoplisky


Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Co-producer Kaarle Aho
Line producer: US Nina Leidersdorff
Production manager Line Spanning
Producer's assistant Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Producer's assistant Mille Haynes
Producer's assistant Erlend Indseth
Production assistant Charlotte Refslund Thomsen
Production manager: post-production Nanna van Elk
Production manager: post-production Charlotte Buch
Production manager: post-production Mette Høst Hansen


Cinematography Phie Ambo
Cinematographer Phie Ambo
Visual designer Anders Ladegaard


Editing Marion Tuor
Editor Marion Tuor
Assistant editor Silke Indra
Assistant editor Liv Lynge
Assistant editor Tina Hedegaard


Composer Johann Johansson
Mixer Morten Groth


Sound engineer Rasmus Winther Jensen
Dialogue editor Jacques Pedersen
Sound Bo Asdal Andersen
Foley artist Patrik Strömdahl

Visual effects

Colourist Frederik Bokkenheuser


Drawings Anders Morgenthaler

Other credits

Expert: buddhism Maia Saabye Christensen


Appearance Richard Davidson

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Berlingske Tidende Lars Henrik AAgaard 2012-06-10
Varia Berlingske Tidende Lars Henrik AAgaard 2012-06-10
Interview Politiken-Fonden Michael Bo 2012-06-09
Varia Politiken-Fonden Lars Halskov 2012-06-08
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jacob Wendt Jensen 2012-06-06
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2012-06-06
Anmeldelse Information Lars Movin 2012-06-06
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Katrine Sommer Boysen 2012-06-06
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2012-06-05
Interview Berlingske Tidende Louise Kidde Sauntved 2012-06-01
Interview Berlingske Tidende Louise Kidde Sauntved 2012-06-01
Varia Politiken-Fonden Lars Halskov 2012-05-27
Varia Politiken-Fonden Lars Halskov 2012-05-27
Varia Politiken-Fonden Lars Halskov 2012-05-27
Varia Politiken-Fonden Lars Halskov 2012-05-27
Varia Politiken-Fonden Lars Halskov 2012-05-27
Varia Politiken-Fonden Lars Halskov 2012-05-27
Varia Politiken-Fonden Lars Halskov 2012-05-27
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