WAGNER DE ASSIS: “Brazilian medium Chico Xavier channeled the story of Dr. Andre Luiz who experienced an enlightening spiritual awakening after his death. Chico Xavier published this story in his bestselling book, Nosso Lar, which is Portuguese for ‘Our Home.’
“Now this famous book has been made into a movie by filmmaker Wagner de Assis. Wagner wrote and directed the movie titled Astral City: A Spiritual Journey, and he was generous enough to talk with me about the movie, the book, and his extensive knowledge about life after death. This is not your typical interview to promote a movie, but rather an insightful conversation about our spiritual journey back home to the spirit world after our lives have ended. Wagner de Assis and I use the movie as the foundation for our discussion.” ~ Bob Olson, Afterlife TV
Bob Olson Interviews Filmmaker Wagner de Assis
To be released December 6, 2011 in the United States, Astral City is one of the top selling movies in Brazilian history. It was seen by over 2 million people in the first week alone, and was the most expensive production ever made in Brazil. Among it’s many awards, Astral City won the Cinema Brazil Grande Prize for Best Special Effects.
Astral City (and Nosso Lar, the book) is the story of one man’s journey after death throughout the spiritual world. It’s a heartwarming story that teaches about love, peace and forgiveness, and it touches a lot of deep questions about the human condition. Writer and director Wagner de Assis says of the film, “It’s a story that moves you, that makes you think and reflect about our origins. It has provoked intense reactions in many people, presenting concepts such as ‘unconscious suicide,’ the application of the spiritual law of action and reaction, and the new paradigms of living with the knowledge that life goes on, that the grave is not the end.”
To purchase the Astral City: A Spiritual Journey DVD on Amazon.com: amzn.to/tPu3mC. To visit the Astral City Facebook page: facebook.com/astralcityfilm. To watch a trailer for Astral City: YouTube Video. To Purchase Chico Xavier’s book in English: Amazon.com.
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I saw the original movie of Our Home – it is a wonderful movie. That is great that you interviewed the film maker and talked about Chico Xavier; he was a powerful, clear and amazing medium. There are a lot of great mediums in the Spiritist groups, such as Divaldo de Franco and a few others. I’m a Spiritist so it’s refreshing to see this type of interview & information on your website. Thanks Bob for your efforts; you’re doing a great job with the afterlifetv. Much needed information is getting out.
Bob Olson says
Thank you Ana,
I met a lot of mediums in my research thanks to Spiritist (and Spiritualist) groups, so conversation about these subjects is important on Afterlife TV.
Here’s a great link that fits along the lines of this interview:
There is a lot of information about Spiritism on this link, as well as books from Chico Xavier & others like him.
Daniel Santos says
Thank you for this amazing interview. Indeed, Wagner did an excellent job and I had mentioned this to him when we met in Miami, FL in Feb. I read the book, I listened the audio, and I have watched the movie about 3 times and it does still mesmerize me. The adaptation was perfect. I am very happy that the movie is here in the USA.
I would love to post this interview at the website (http://www.spiritistnetwork.com) I manage. if you grant us permission.
Many blessings and congrats for the AfterlifeTV.com
– Daniel Santos
I’m new to your work, but have really enjoyed all your interviews here.
On this one with Wagner, did you notice green streaks going accross
the screen? I thought I saw one on your screen, then a min later several
accross Wagners side.
Bob Olson says
I did see that flash. Pretty crazy, huh? Thanks for your kindness.
mauraci rosa dos santos says
eu mauraci gostaria muito de saber algo sobre minha mae pois eu nunca conhesi nengum mediu como o xico eu sofro muto por nao ter notissas da minha mae eu gostaria de reseber uma carta dela por favor se vc reseber essa mensajens mim mande notissas dela vou ficar muito feliz e o quer eu mais quero eu aqredito muito na vida apois a morte estou esperando sua resposta por deus o nome dela e maura rosa dos santos obrigada
Hi Bob. After watching this interview I rented the film and thoroughly enjoyed its clear message and beauty. Over the years I have read other accounts of astral planes, cities from people who have experienced NDE. It was nice to see such depicted in cinema and think it brilliantly portrayed the book’s message. After watching the film, I found the book online from which this story is based. Fascinating to see interview with the filmmaker, the film, and read the book. I am grateful this film and its history was presented to me, thanks to After Life TV!
Bob Olson says
You’re very kind to say that. I too really enjoyed this film! I thought Wagner de Assis did a fantastic job with the script and direction. Thanks for your comment. It’s really nice to get the feedback.
Stefania Warren says
I was watching this interview about the Astral City and noticed that Wagner De Assis had what looked like spirits around him. Did you notice this? If you go to the place where the number on the recording is 10:12 and start watching closely from that point and you will see a green streak move from the left of the screen. Actually I first noticed a flash of light before that point and I just assumed it must have been a reflection of something going on outside of the window. That was located at 9:12 or so on the video. But after seeing the green streak I began to think that maybe it was a spirit or spirits around him.
I am going to go check out the movie now because I noticed that it is available on Amazon.com.
Thanks for all that you do. 🙂
Bob Olson says
I’ll check it out. Thanks!
Bob Olson says
It’s such an honor to have you visit Afterlife TV. I absolutely loved you in the Astral City (Nosso Lar) movie. You are an amazing actor and played Dr. Andre Luiz with perfection. Thanks for the trackback.