Inspiring movies based on true stories really touch our hearts. The new Spiritual Cinema Circle feature film Red Like the Sky tells the true story of Mirco Mencacci, who is one of the most talented Italian sound editors working today — and happens to be blind. Here’s a preview with introduction by What Dreams May Come producer and Spiritual Cinema Circle co-founder Stephen Simon.
Born in a small Tuscan village in 1971, Mirco is a bright, lively 10-year-old crazy about the movies. Mirco loses his eyesight in a freak accident and Italian law forces his parents to send him away to a school for the blind. Blind children in 1970s Italian society were considered hopelessly handicapped; the school aims to teach blind children an “appropriate” vocation.
But Mirco is determined not to give up the thing he loves — cinema — and thanks to an inspired teacher he learns to express his creativity, passion and talent. He defies social limitations and becomes an award-winning sound editor in Italy.
This heartwarming story reminds us to believe in ourselves above all else. Red Like the Sky plus the 3 refreshing shorts make a memorable night of inspiration and conversation with friends and family.
Red Like the Sky can be yours free on Spiritual Cinema Circle DVD, with extras including Simon’s interview with the filmmakers, when you start a free trial membership by August 13, 2009. You’ll also get BONUS inspirational video interviews with personal growth luminaries Louise Hay, Jack Canfield, Neale Donald Walsch and more, available only to club members.