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Please choose the English version of Beyond Me or the English version with Dutch subtitles.

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Fred Matser, director of a very successful project development company in the Netherlands, realises that the fast-moving, rational business world is starting to weigh him down. He begins a quest to explore what lies beyond the bounds of his own thinking and has an unexpectedly deeply moving experience that transforms his vision on life, death and the human condition. Fred discovers why many people lose touch with themselves and with one another. And he discovers ways to keep functioning in the Western world while increasingly giving free rein to his feelings, allowing intuition to be his guide. 

BEYOND ME is an inspiring documentary about the insights of professional volunteer Fred Matser, who is passionately dedicated to helping others and our planet. Fred’s philosophy is expressed in the work of the foundations that he chairs. His message is essential and very much of this time, as we strive to restore balance and harmony within ourselves, between humans and in nature.

A film by Heleen Minderaa.

“Fred’s recognition of cosmic consciousness as the driving force behind human life and society allows him to diagnose and offer healing solutions to our many challenges. This is an important documentary, whose message must be heeded.”
Deepak Chopra
Best-selling author

“I’ve known Fred Matser for many years. We collaborated on a major project to help children with leukemia. When we met recently Fred had many ongoing projects. He is a man with a big and open heart, and he is making the world better!”
Mikhail Gorbachev
Former Chairman of the Supreme Soviet and President of the Soviet Union

“Fred Matser has led a fascinating life. He talks with passion on many subjects and shares his philosophy for our world and its future. May this documentary inspire others to follow his path.”
Jane Goodall
Founder, Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace

“Fred Matser diagnoses our ills with x-ray vision and laser precision. He is able to extract himself from the cultural echo chamber of values, opinions and beliefs in which most of us find ourselves immersed, and then assess our situation from a neutral perspective. Fred renews and enriches subjects we thought we had already exhausted, by lucidly identifying and uncovering our blind spots. As it happens, these subjects are precisely those that are the closest to us, most integrally a part of our everyday lives. For this reason, the insights in this documentary have direct and very concrete bearing on how we think, feel and behave every day.”
Bernardo Kastrup
Philosopher and author

Fred Matser (founder)

Fred Foundation was founded by Fred Matser in 1996 to contribute to the development of a more functional society. From a vision of interconnectedness of life and circular thinking.

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