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This unusual documentary pays homage to controversial yet influential mythologist Joseph Campbell (1904-87), and evaluates the impact of his teachings on contemporary culture. The film interweaves original performances of Campbell's stories by a group of child actors, and interviews about Campbell, conducted with pioneers in multiple fields - such as Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Akiva Goldsman, Catherine Hardwicke and Robin Sharma. At the center of it all is the defining concept that Campbell referred to as "The Hero's Journey" - the fears, challenges, struggles and battles that one must endure, to evolve over the course of one's life and emerge a changed person. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi