Mana: Beyond Belief
Mana: Beyond Belief (2004)

The new-age documentary Mana: Beyond Belief charts the concept of "mana," and how things become imbued with the mystical energy. The program explains how these object affect every aspect of life including art and politics.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail

Even if it is too brief to do more than touch on some very, very big questions, the film is an entertaining survey of the many ways we humans imprint the material world with our sincerest hopes and daffiest delusions.

Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

It's clear we're to embark on a quest for mana, but it's worth noting that the Maori grins mischievously during his spiel, suggesting the whole concept has an element of humour.

Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

Mana -- Beyond Belief doesn't have narration, which is one of the film's strengths.

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David Cornelius

Mana offers no answers, just observations.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

The medium is also the message: the film itself has mana, offering "a gateway into a whole realm of knowledge," material and spiritual.

Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

a sometimes lyrical, sometimes disturbing, sometimes piquant, and sometimes wacky show-and-tell of what holds sway over the psyche of individuals and groups

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