Directed By: Daniel A. Nelson, Nathan Bender | Runtime: 26 min | Plays In Short Block: Expose

POSTURE is a documentary by Daniel A. Nelson and Nathan Bender. This is the story of professed cultural misappropriation, a founder disgraced by sexual harassment charges and the dream of being recognized as the best yoga practitioner in America. POSTURE goes behind the scenes with three yogi athletes in the adult women’s division of the 2016 USA Yoga Federation National Championship as they pose their way toward a shot at the national title. Each athlete has more at stake than just a congratulatory medal. From chronic illnesses to prosthetic legs, these yogis bring more baggage than just a yoga mat. They also seek victory against those who oppose legitimizing yoga as a sport. For the skeptical yoga purists, the competition is seen as an insensitive detachment from the practice’s spiritual roots.


October 20, 20176:15 pmTheater 11

* If filmmakers are present, there will be a 15 minute Q&A after the end credit sequence.


Film Type: Short
Main Genre: Documentary
Sub Genre: Sports
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Subtitles: None
Premiere Status: Florida