The Portal


O Cinema North Beach Sun, Nov 24 6:00 PM


AWAKE & AWARE is a conscious cinema program that presents opportunities to see and understand the relations between things, people, and processes, things that we usually might not see completely because of our perception of our circumstances.



• 6:00pm – Doors Open
• 6:30pm – Dinner by Green Gables Cafe

• 7:00pm – Film Starts
• 8:30pm – Post-Film Discussion



• Garden salad w/ miso dressing (vegan / gf)
• Zucchini zoodles with choice of turkey Bolognese (gf) or Vegan Pesto (vegan / gf)
• Coconut-cacao macaroons (raw vegan / gf)


THE PORTAL is a documentary created as part of a bold, global vision to shift humanity out of a state of crisis by meditating daily. It brings to life the stories of six people who overcame great adversity using stillness and mindfulness, inspiring the audience to follow in their footsteps and realize the unique potential that all humans have to change our world–from the inside out.


It’s a vibrant tapestry of technology, love, the future, existentialism, human potential and inner peace that will rekindle excitement for the future. Exploring a new way forward, this powerful film (and accompanying book, soundtrack and masterclass) written and produced by Tom Cronin and written and directed by Jacqui Fifer, opens hearts and minds to an exciting vision for humanity, transformed, inviting all 7 billion people to make an enlightened planet.


THE PORTAL explores how meditation and mindfulness will unlock your power, grow your compassion for those around you and awaken your thirst for change. Supported by insights from some of the world’s foremost futurists–and a robot–the film unfolds as a beautiful, audiovisual spectacle that takes the viewer on their own mindfulness journey through the pain, joy and memory fragments of life.