Knock Down the House 2019

A look at women with little to know political experience as they were inspired to run for Congress in 2018, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign from its inception. Winner of all the top Sundance documentary awards, including Best Documentary and Best of the Festival.

I Am Maris: Portrait of a Young Yogi 2018

At 17, Maris Degener is a yoga teacher, a writer, and a survivor. After suffering from anxiety, depression and life-threatening anorexia nervosa, Maris finds her own path to healing and self-acceptance. Through fearlessly authentic testimony, personal artwork and poetry, and a devoted yoga practice, she travels from despair to inspiration.

Little Miss Sumo 2018

Oscar-qualifying short time about a female sumo wrestler fights against tradition and stigma to win her place in the ring. The subject of the film, Hiyori, was just named to the BBC 100 List of the World’s Most Influential Women.

What the Health 2017

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Heal 2017

A documentary film that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any dis-ease. Click here to see my review on layoga.com.

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World 2016

Werner Herzog’s exploration of the Internet and the connected world. What does connection mean in the near future?

He Named Me Malala 2015

A look at the events leading up to the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls’ education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.

Karen Henry has written for LA YOGA Magazine for nine years as an Associate Editor and contributing author, primarily focusing on writing film reviews and covering film festivals. She has produced short films and music videos, as well as worked with LA Film Festival, Awareness Film Festival, and Esalen Inspirational Film Festival in various capacities.