Mana Film Series
Part One

Maslow: A Theory of
Human Motivation

Esteem Needs: Seymour:
An Introduction

Thursday, January 11, 2018
6PM

Free Admission

Mana Theater, 1st Floor
Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Esteem Needs: Seymour: An Introduction

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DIRECTOR: ETHAN HAWKE

2014 | 84 min

Esteem is the universal human desire to be accepted and valued by others, as well by one’s self. Maslow believed that in order to feel self-esteem, one must feel loved and embraced by the communities he or she is part of, and that it is only when this need is satisfied that one gains the freedom and ability to grow, be creative, and more generous to others. Referred to as a “love letter to the study of music,” Seymour: An Introduction is a beautiful study of the themes of devotion, focus, and patience, as well as of a generous soul who has managed to find peace and harmony in his life through his passion for music, and a perfect example of what the fulfillment of this particular need looks like.


Seymour: An Introduction is part of Mana Film Series.

Part One of the series presents five films, each corresponding with one of the needs as established by psychologist Abraham Maslow.