My name is Giulia Viero, aka Efnael, and mainly I'm a Yoga and meditation teacher. My experience with art was born with me! as a child I was very good at drawing, I started very soon with poetry and when I grew up I wanted to be a poet!
Until one day, a friend of mine, gave me her camera in my hands and I realized that it is possible to create poetry even with images! So I started working as a photographer, video maker and I founded the Flux Lab, an integrated arts laboratory, together with other artists from my city, Turin. I began to discover different forms of expression, including that of the documentary.
In 2011 I began a profound journey of inner research that led me to get in touch with “Il Filo d'Oro”, the research group of Daniel Lumera, recognized international trainer, writer and university professor in the field of meditation and well-being .
This was one of the most significant experiences of my life. When I decided to make this documentary, I asked myself: is it possible to share this profound, authentic and transformative experience to the public through art?
Well, I really hope, I have succeeded!
Right now I am working to promote The Silent Revolution. I still don't know if and how my film career will continue. I feel that the message of my film, now, is the most important thing for me, especially in this moment of global difficulty. Also producing a film by yourself involves a certain amount of work, both from an economic point of view and that of organization and management.
Of course. I strongly believe in the message this film shares. And I believe in it because it is what I live every day in my life. It’s all I teach in my Yoga classes. I believe today more than ever, we all need to rediscover values that are authentic, like peace, perseverance, joy of existing, humility, awareness.
The Silent Revolution is my first documentary film. When I stared filming, I still didn't know anything about making a movie, even if it was short. I had just worked with video art before. So I left my home, for this meditation retreat with Daniel Lumera and all the protagonists, with my Reflex, a small laptop to download and one hard disk. I did not realize that perhaps, due to the amount of footage to be done, maybe it was not the best equipment.
So one day, while I was downloading some material into this small laptop, suddenly it is no longer accessible. And I was pretty much done with all filming. I remember that I cried a lot and I was very desperate. But in the end, luckily, I was able