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Just Breathe

A community ravaged by record-breaking wildfires in Northern California learns mindfulness-based breathing tools to heal their children’s trauma.
“Just being able to do this together with them, help them to find their calm, help me to find my calm... will help bring us closer together.” – Gade Miller, Just Breathe

Film Credits

Director
  • Bonni Cohen
Producer
  • Robyn Kopp

Summary

A community ravaged by record-breaking wildfires in Northern California grapples with the acute trauma of losing everything. One family tells their story of turning to mindfulness-based breathing techniques as a way to build resilience and to help their children heal. Common items like rocks in a play yard become healing tools, as the kids pick out “special rocks” to help them focus their breathing and find their center. Followed over the course of a year, we see a community rebuild and a family begin to heal.