Director: Heinrich Dahms
Country: Netherlands, Japan
After losing two friends and an uncle to suicide, Zen priest Itettsu Nemoto made it his life’s mission to support those struggling with depression and suicidal behavior. My Soul Drifts Light upon a Sea of Trees follows three of the hundreds of people Nemoto has counseled as their lives are transformed by his holistic, community-based approach to suicide prevention.
To learn more about My Soul Drifts Light Upon A Sea of Trees, visit the film’s official website. You can read more about Ittetsu Nemoto in Winifred Bird’s 2014 interview with the Zen priest, “The Counselor.”
This film will be available for streaming until midnight on Friday, June 5. Tricycle’s screening has ended, but you can find the film on Vimeo.