In HASTEN SLOWLY, Sir Laurens tells stories about the key moments of his extraordinary life: childhood in the Bush of South Africa; lifelong struggles against Apartheid; three-and-a-half years in a Japanese POW camp which he transformed into a university; author of 26 books; student and preserver of the Kalahari Bushman’s culture; friend and biographer of Carl Jung; advisor to Prince Charles and godfather of Prince William, the future King of England. His stories are deeply moving, often witty and always full of insight. This film introduces a general audience to the life and work of one of the Twentieth Century’s great figures, and is an inspiration to anyone who aspires to a life of meaning.
HASTEN SLOWLY is Winner of the Golden Maile and Ohana People’s Choice Award for Favorite Documentary Film at the Hawaiian International Film Festival, the National Education Media Network Silver Apple Award, and the International CINDY Competition’s Gold CINDY Documentary Award.
Lourens Van der Post
Directed by Mickey Lemle