Inn-saei means many things in Icelandic. The sea within, to see within, to see from the inside out. I’ve only just begun watching documentaries on Netflix. I’m so glad I started with Innsaei The sea within.
Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir and Kristin Olafsdottir along with renowned thinkers and spiritualist discuss the significance of intuition and empathy to create meaningful human connections. We are a generation so busy keeping our left brain occupied with data, logic, and facts. We often don’t allow the right hemisphere of our brain to do the bare minimum. This documentary depicts how experiences in nature historically and now, help build intuition.
Hrund narrates through her own life story, the moment when she thought she had it all, but chose to fall back a few steps to find meaning in what she was doing and in her interactions with people. Performance artist Marina Abramovic performed an interactive installation. She herself sat before visitors in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and simply looked them calm in the eye.
The act aroused beautiful and sometimes painful reactions. It brought to light a number of questions about the human brain and empathy.
It’s about time we start acknowledging the sea within us and start looking out from the inside. I think this documentary gives you a good perspective on the whys and how of achieving that.
Bingewagon rating- 3/5
Faye D'cruz is a 22 year old with an old soul and a passion for telling stories through poetry. With a poetry blog, micro tales on social media and a number of stories written in the form of fan fiction, her life experiences find they’re way into little works of art that strike a chord with anyone who encounters it.
April 28, 2018