Shadyac’s “I Am” to air on OWN

Feature director Tom Shadyac (Bruce Almighty) has ventured into documentary with his film I Am (pictured), making its TV debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's "Super Soul Sunday" block, New Year's Day.
December 9, 2011

Feature director Tom Shadyac (Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar) has ventured into documentary with his film I Am, making its TV debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Super Soul Sunday” block, New Year’s Day.

Airing at 8 a.m. EST/PST and with an encore at noon EST/PST, the film will also be available on DVD from Gaiam on January 3.

I Am asks the top men and women in the fields of science, philosphy, academia and faith – including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky and the late Howard Zinn – to answer two questions: “What’s wrong with the world?” and “What can we do about it?” The quest to answer these questions was inspired by Shadyac’s own cycling accident and its painful yet liberating aftermath.

Ahead of the television premiere, OWN will air What’s Right With the World, which sees Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Shadyac from The Oprah Winfrey Show. Afterward, Oprah features the story of the boy she couldn’t forget and a rescue mission that stretched across an ocean. In the last part of the “Super Soul Sunday” block, SoulPancake presents their latest short film Pop Your Problems

The trailer for I Am can be seen here.

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