A Different Life explores the power of the connection to oneself and to the earth, met through different aspects of alternative daily life. Set in an eco village in the forest of Costa Rica, the film journeys through the perspective of three women, exploring their personal transformations in self discovery, hardship, and ritual.


The film

Running time: 90 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English

A Different Life is a poetry of music, visuals, and story by Gyan Shahaf Peled. A fresh perspective on life, and how we can choose to live.

A Different Life is an independent creative documentary for cinema, shot in Costa Rica and post-produced in Switzerland, Denmark, Israel, and Poland. The director is from Israel and the producer is Swiss-Australian. It is a truly international production that should find resonance across cultural divides. The film addresses the existential discomfort felt in modern society due to the overdose of information, technology, commercialization, and materialism. The purpose of the film is not to show or dictate how to live, but to examine and reveal the possibility of a change.

A Different Life is a journey into a different reality, a different way of living, when it’s actually a mirror reflection on our life.