What Is the Legacy We are Leaving for Our Children?


In 2021 the US Surgeon General publicly declared children’s mental health a ‘national emergency crisis’ (see below for full statement).

This documentary film is intended to raise public awareness about this critical time sensitive issue that is affecting over 50 million children, and provide Harvard science research backed solutions that are immediately implementable and that are already proven effective.

In this Timely and Profoundly Impactful 90 minute documentary film , we reveal the children’s mental health crisis in America and follow the stories of several children and school teachers in New York, Florida, Los Angeles and Maryland schools.

Inner city or lower socio-economic school districts are selected, based on locations we are already working with, to portray the most challenged children & teachers suffering and the critical need for a nationwide intervention

We hear opinions and comments while asking high mileage questions to individuals in key decision-making positions, and individuals championing these issues for years.


Teacher 1:

Many years in the profession, overweight, minority, female, burned out, frustrated with the system and ready to quit the profession.

Teacher 2:

Newer to the profession, bright eyes and hopeful but with enough experience to feel there is a big problem here.

Teacher 3:

Practices yoga and meditation as well as health nutrition habits personally, and has the skills and knowledge from herself practice and studies to maintain her mental health and emotional stability throughout the challenges she is facing within her classrooms and at home. She teaches yoga and meditation to the children in her classroom, and we are able to see and share the children’s immediate and long lasting benefits from this intervention.

Child 1:

Minority ethnic female child, suffering from PTSD and/or depression. Shares the story about her journey before and after the CATF intervention in school and her new outlook on life.

Child 2:

Minority ethnic male child, suffering from ADHD and/or anxiety / depression or suicidal consideration. Shares the story about his journey before and after the CATF intervention in school and his new outlook on life.

Child 3:

Non-minority/Caucasian child, who has been raised with yoga, meditation and healthy nutrition/ loving home environment. Shares the story about her/his journey in school and her/his outlook on life because of this healthy foundation.


Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Caroline Bündchen is a Brazilian fashion model. Since 2001, she has been one of the highest-paid models in the world. In 2007, Bündchen was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry and earned the top spot on Forbes top-earning models list in 2012. In 2014, she was listed as the 89th Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes.

Hilaria Baldwin

Hilaria Baldwin (born Hillary Lynn Hayward-Thomas, January 6, 1984) is an American yoga instructor, entrepreneur, podcaster, and author. She was the co-founder of a chain of New York-based yoga studios called Yoga Vida, and has released an exercise DVD and a wellness-focused book.

Expert 1:
Dr Sat Bir Khalsa

From Harvard, shares his 20 years of science research about the benefits of meditation and yoga for improving mental health, with MRI brain scans and medical perspective about why this intervention is the most beneficial solution for children and schoolteachers to solve the children’s mental health crisis.

Expert 2:

Founder of Flow State Institute and Bright Future foundation (Children are the Future initiative) , shares her 17+ years’ experience teaching and working with children, teachers and people of all ages, and some anecdotal information / stories about miraculous healing benefits of these practices for healing and optimal wellness.

Expert 3:
Krishna Kaur

Founder of Yoga for Youth foundation, shares her 24+ years’ experience teaching and working with children, teachers, and people of all ages, in the school systems in America and shares anecdotal information / stories about miraculous healing benefits / stories of these practices for healing and optimal wellness for children.

Expert 4:
Hal Elrod

Phys. Ed. & Fitness specialist, Integrative Nutritionist and Plant based specialist & ND, PhD in Original Medicine candidate- Broadcast producer, director, and host, shares her wisdom about the correlation between nutrition and children’s mental health and emotional well-being and proposes solutions for changing the school meal plan and exercise regimen for optimal health and nourishment to support the CATF mission.

Expert 5:
Scarlett Lewis

Ffounder of Choose Love Movement, shares the story of her 6-year-old son Jesse who was shot and killed by a classmate at school and how she channeled her grief into creating the CLM, emotional intelligence training for children, which is a part of the CATF initiative and program, and currently offered in over 10,000 schools in America effectively.


United States Secretary of Education:

Miguel Cardona, Washington D.C

The secretary serves as the principal advisor to the president of the United States, and the federal government, on policies, programs, and activities related to all education in the United States.

District’s Superintendents: Each State being featured

The superintendent is the top executive ("CEO") in the school district. The superintendent implements the school board's vision by making day-to-day decisions about educational programs, spending, staff, and facilities.

Child Psychologist:

Suggestion: HMQueen Diambi Kabatusuila

Educated in the United States, Queen Diambi holds a Doctor of Public Administration, a Doctorate Honoris Causa of Philosophy in Humanities, a Professorship in International Law and Order, a Master of Science in Applied Psychology, a Master Of Science in Mental Health Counseling, and holds a Bachelor Science in Business-Finance and Economics. Queen Diambi is the founder of the Elikia Hope Foundation, in NYC, and is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of the African Diaspora of the 6th Region of Africa, which is recognized by the African Union.


We aspire for the viewers to:

Become aware of this children’s mental health crisis and teacher burnout crisis in America.

Feel informed, moved, inspired, and motivated to support, take action, do what is necessary to solve this immediately.

Philanthropists feel moved to donate to the CATF endowment fund to support offering scholarships and funding to make CATF training available for all school teachers in all schools in America by 2030 as part of the UNSD











Budget: $500,000

(Development, Above & Below the line budget (production and post production), Distribution Fees for multimedia platforms: PBS-Netflix, etc.