Free Child - Yes Theory Short Film With Google

Birt 28 sep 2020
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VISION BY: Ammar Kandil & Kate Ward
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Taylor Jenisch & Mads Beier [ burning.boat]
COMPOSED BY: Bennett Jenisch & Moth Vegas []
GRAPHIC DESIGN BY: Anton Darri Pálmarsson
ADDITIONAL THANKS TO: Waqas Naveed, volca123, Robin Watson, RJ Alli for Egypt footage and my dear friend Imen Haddad for the South Africa footage.
Photography by: Eleshwa Fahmy (@visionsofele)
Hello friends,
What a journey it's been to get here!! From leaving Egypt exactly 10 years ago, this month, to almost dying a month ago in a car accident. This film is about the journey in between and the massive role the internet played in my life. I dedicate this film to the free child in each of us to dream the biggest and wildest we can.
And on a personal note, thank you to every single person who saw me, loved me and challenged me along the journey.
All my love,
Hey Guys,
Burning Boat here! We couldn’t be more grateful for being given the opportunity to work on another Yes Theory project and especially one so personal to Ammar. Tomorrow we're releasing a super interesting in-depth podcast, featuring Ammar, about the process of making this film, so stay tuned for that! A huge thanks to everyone who helped make this project a reality!
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  • i have no idea why i'm crying. coming from an ethnic family myself I have struggled to fulfil my dreams often feeling like a disappointment if I don't do what my parent's want. I'm in third year of university and deeply struggling. I left the city I was born and attend uni in a few months ago. my parent's still don't know. I'm still lost but free. YesTheory you have no idea how much you inspire and resonated with people from all walks of life. thank you.

  • I am literally crying of the thought of meeting Ammar, maybe one day 😭 this is so inspiring. I don't comprehend how I've never known about seek discomfort, or yes theory, untill just now 2021. You people have built an empire. Im lost for words right now. My dream is to meet you beautiful people one day, hopefully when I'm in a better place. Untill then I will seek Discomfort on my journey, your message will reach every corner of this world ❤ love from Canada. Ammar your words are so fucking beautiful. 😯 Everything you guys stand for. Funny thing too, I've allways been so fascinated with Egypt, ever since I was little. Allways wanted to go, Yet here I sit 29 years old. In wonder and awe, yet I've never done any research or hardly know anything about Egypt. You have opend my eyes to the endless posibilities. Thank you ❤

    • You guys need more Hoodies. I want one so bad right now 😫 its not even a want, its a need at this point 😭❤ (edit) I didn't realize you had the option to change the color, thought everything was sold out.😂😂 now I just hope it ships to Canada and is here before we have to be out of, the place we currently live in. ✌

  • I don’t comment on videos much, but as someone who is dealing with very similar problems with my mom while I am graduating college and going into what I am passionate about... this film is beautiful. Pure gold. Very inspiring👌🏾🥲❤️

  • My goal is to complete a full IRONMAN event this year at 62 years old, but unfortunately I have two Titanium knees, it’s never been done before and I will be the first, I’m signed up for the 2021 California inaugural Sacramento IRONMAN Oct 24th, can you help make my dream come true?

  • thank you.

  • ❤️

  • I only stumbled upon Yes Theory recently, and as a sixteen year old lgbtq+ american kid, who wants to change the world and help people love each other and do amazing things with their lives, and with my own goals, thank you. This is truly beautiful, and as much negativity, sadness, anger, etc. that i am subjected to on the internet and social media every day, this is a breath of fresh air. i love the outlook of this channel. This has very quickly become one of my favorite channels. Im only sad i cant film with you guys! I would really love to help people, to inspire others to embrace love. And your story with your family and the Egyptian government is also extremely inspiring to me, because i am FAR from a reality like that... yet seeing you all make change in your way of life and bring light to helping others and making a better future gives me inspiration and hope out of my depression and panic attacks in quarantine that i CAN change the future for the better, i CAN help people, and that i need to not be afraid to go outside of the box a little, to do that. I need to seek discomfort. So, from a random 16 year old marylander lol, thank you so so so much. You are amazing, i dont know what i would do right now without you all.

  • Hey ammar, I've been diving into your beautiful videos here and this beautiful film has me very emotional. You're very inspiring, and I'm glad you've found amazing people along this wild ride

  • 11:40 I'm not crying, you're crying!

  • So Ammars birthday was yesterday :)

  • Great cinematography

  • I started to cry at 12:03

  • Thank you!

  • Oh my! This was something so amazingly special to watch. Ammar, your story and story telling was just so utterly captivating. It had me reflecting on my own achievements and the long list of things I wanted to achieve growing up. Well done on making us all feel the feels and quietly kicking us all in the butt to be seeking so much more for our own selves. Bravo! I guess that’s now my challenge to go seek some discomfort of my own ❤️

  • It's been 6monthd and i still keep watching this. I love you ammar! Im crying 😭

  • This is so amazing, it really touched me. I feel like I'm changing my opinion About my life right now.

  • ily Ammar, you are amazing

  • Ammar Kandil is such a humble guy and has gone through really tough times and that makes him the man he is today. We love you Ammar and the Yes Theory. Thank you so much, you guys are just wonderful. Lots of love 💕

  • This is live changing, thank you so so so so much for beeing free and inspiring all of us watching! :D

  • why is this video so underrated ?

  • I cant even imagine how you felt when the person who inspires you most wanted you to stop doing what you love most. And to stop living your dream. You are so lucky to have such a loving group of friends that support you

  • I love this!!

  • Why would you turn the story of your life into a google add? Smh lmao

  • When they typed "I want to seek discomfort".... Fucking broke into tears This video is MASTERPIECE by yes theory and deserves millions of views

  • wow. just wow.

  • Wow! Yes theory!!! Deer Amar, after following you guys for sometime you guys really bring a smile to my face every time I watch you guys. After such a docu i couldn’t imagine that you where going through what so many others are going through. You guys are the best!

  • ❤️

  • I’ve never felt this immersed in a document. The editing, the story were fantastic!!! Thank you for those 20 minutes ❤️❤️❤️

  • Just... beautiful

  • This was truly an honor to watch, I'm so moved by you and your story 🙏🏻 much love from Australia

  • I felt like I was looking in a mirror watching this having also grown up with an Arab father with the exact same mentality as yours Ammar. This gives me so much hope to strive towards that which is most important to me, even in the face of his disagreement, because if you could do it, then me and anyone else in the same boat definitely can as well. Keep this up, this movement you have started is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • Meanwhile google algorithm: Hm let’s see what we got here... excellent storytelling, no fake emotions on thumbnail, video inserts of conflict... think we should down rank this... alot.

  • I just watched Ammar’s video about his fathers letter on his birthday. You got me Ammar, I only just discovered YES theory just now. Thank you for sticking around, I hope everything has gone well for you. You’ve inspired me and I’m now going to have to watch all of your videos

  • thank you for sharing your story

  • Sso much love 💕

  • How is the computer screen in the intro on when the CPU socket was empty. 1/10 totally un-realistic. F to pay respect to your animator's career

  • Thank you for the inspiration and your life story moved my heart so much !!! We all love you Ammar. Do your best and be proud!!!

  • Youre so inspiring!

  • ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • Ammars destination is so much bigger than the journey... when you’re changing and challenging people’s perceptions of what is achievable with love over fear or seeking continues discomfort many will not understand however, many will... and that’s when a ISprofile channel becomes a movement! Yes Theory keep up the amazing positivity and continue to grow a community of world changers and not just subscribes.

  • How have only less than 1/7 subscribers watched this?

  • On your bucket list it says... build a city...Do you have to construct a city? What about buying up those castles that are abandoned that Thomas went to see? I bet they are going cheap...

  • What about we all write letters to Ammar Kandil's dad telling him about how Ammar and Yes theory have changed our lives for the better and beg him to go to pilgrimage with Ammar? I for one have been so inspired by watching yes theory videos... to recover well from covid... wim hoff breathing excercises from their video with the iceman, run a race... from matts video of marathon with yes theory etc etc.... i often challenge myself now and i'm happy if it's difficult... i repeat to myself 'seek discomfort' and any problem turns to a challenge that i relish instead of a problem to resist. Thank you so much yes theory. I don't have his dads adress... I will just content myself to sending him positive thoughts and sparkly pink light :-)

  • Do you still not talk to your dad?

  • That was a hard one to watch all the emotions I just found you guys out this year but I watched every video ever since I love all of you guys so much your energy you put out is so organic and real I love it I’m so happy to see you guys grow

  • What a video you inspire me to live my dream in traveling and I hope and I can make some kind of impact on the world ❤️🙏🏼

  • This film was amazing! As always, Ammar, you inspire me as well as everyone in Yes Theory! As a middle-aged woman whose full-time, 24/7, job is an Autistic individual, I don't have much room to dream anymore but thanks to finding you and Yes Theory, I am trying to find the cracks in this thought and make some new dreams. The pandemic and my arthritis took away all the activities I love (first week of lockdown, my knee went out painfully and has not worked well since, so no hiking, walking, etc.) and I told myself to find other things to enjoy. This has been difficult. Now, with 1 vaccine down and 1 more to go, I am back to seeking the right medical profession to help me. I raised 2 kids and then learned in my 40's that I absolutely LOVE hiking, camping, all the outdoors things. But I only got to enjoy these activities for a few years and only on a handful of occasions. I want these opportunities BACK!!! I will move heaven and earth to make it happen!!! In April, I am seeing 4 different doctors. FINGERS CROSSED!!! I wish I was young and discovering what I love at your age, spending time with Wim Hof, traveling, doing all the things you are doing...but alas, I just want to be able to go hiking now. You can, I can, we all can if we believe in ourselves! SO proud of you, Ammar!!!

  • LOVE.. Thank you Ammar!!!

  • Family is not born, they're made. Once you accept and live it, you'll never be the same.

  • I love how you can make me feel watching your movies , I went through 8 years of hard depression , 3 times I tried to finish it , now I finally went out of it and I’m super happy , I love my life , and watching your movies make me even loving my life more and more ❤️

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  • I have never seen strength in vulnerability anywhere else. Thank you for inspiring us!

  • You’re my hero Ammar

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  • Thank you Ammar for sharing your story. I pray that your relationship with your dad gets better. Yes Theory is truly a blessing to the people you encounter, and your viewers.

  • Beautiful film

  • Omggg I got chills Whilw watching, Ammar has a very free sipirit. He inspired a lot of people Including me. And all the trials that he's been through made him much more stronger then he ever was

  • Omggg I got chills Whilw watching, Ammar has a very free sipirit. He inspired a lot of people Including me. And all the trials that he's been through made him much more stronger then he ever was

  • Amazing story! ❤️

  • why is this sponsored by google on youtube? I'm literally using google chrome for youtube . 69 percent of people use this . but ammar . this is insprenational

  • Huge Love to all of you young men > Joy you are spreading is so needed in this world. Thank you. Love your videos.. More More More

  • I found this channel 2 weeks ago. I was sad about not finding it earlier but I believe in divine timing and I think I found you guys at the right time. This is by far the most inspiring channel I’ve come across and I’ve been watching YT since 2010. I feel so much more motivated to pursue what *I* want in this life after watching your videos. Thank you so much for everything you guys do, y’all have truly made a difference in my life:’) sending love from Guam 🇬🇺❤️

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  • Definitely teared up. What an incredible brand partnership. Well done!

  • So well produced!

  • ammar you muslim i am also muclim

  • This made me tear up so much. Thank you for sharing.

  • This is everything.

  • You control your life you do whatever you want NOBODY Can control your life its your body its your life you own your life nobody canchoose what you do and what not to do even if your father says he's gonna disown you your not his son anymore

  • I watched the story about your dad and to be honest tell him to shove his ideas and the old way of life up his Ass, if he can not see the good you are doing for others and how you are benefiting their lives he can suck a fat one, people that are stuck in the old days of life and mind have to realise it will never be that way again and its time to allow evolution to occur, serperating your son and saying you are disowning him is disgraceful as a father, you brought life into this world and because that life doesnt follow all your rules like a robot you feel the need to disown him, it is time for you to grow up.

  • Wow.

  • i cried so many times watching this and smiled so much as well. I come back every so often to rewatch it and it always pulls the same emotions from me. I have been here since 2016 and can not wait to see you achieve all your goals in the next 10 years. Yes Theory inspires me to always take the chance. Always seek out the things that make me uncomfortable. That make my family question my choices, because at the end of the day, I’d rather remember the chances I took then the comfort I passed by.

  • A beautiful video. Thanks for doing that.

  • You’re the best Ammar. Thank you for your difficult sacrifices. ✊

  • Just WOW...

  • As an Egyptian citizen , I can relate to this worthwhile journey

  • This is beautiful ❤️

  • 5:36 Eh somewhat true but Not really

  • Dear Ammar's Parents. Thank you for bringing Ammar into the world.

  • I find this story so moving and wonderful, Thank you yes theory, I will always seek discomfort

  • This is amazing. And is so inspiring to me right now.

  • I support you guys don't separate..

  • thank you

  • I Love Him so so much! Im so happy that hes overcome so much.

  • What very good story to tell but the story has no end yet as of this moment proves you only don't have great charisma with massive EQ but you also have exceptional IQ that one day will benefit the world. Continue restoring faith in humanity Ammar. God bless you all. Seek discomfort.

  • This video... I loved it in every single way

  • Shout-out to the Yes Fam! Heart touching story!

  • Best video ever.

  • This is so inspiring

  • i Love you guys so so much. THANK YOU. May God Bless you and your dad, Ammar.

  • Wow

  • Ammar, your life story is a big inspiration. To keep on chasing our dreams in life. Great film I ever saw. So, next time, when somebody would ask me. How do I live 10 years from now? Definitely, I knew perfectly my destination. Shout out here! 👍👍👍

  • Really nothing to inspires me like your videos. I promise I will not let these videos just be a quick high but I will be applying this in my life with my goals, challenges, and dreams. #SeekDiscomfort love you guys🙏🏼

  • Can we just appreciate the fact that these guys were sponsered by the... ..."INTERNET"

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  • Ammar is my favourite ❤️

  • Omg I love this vid :( 🌺🌷🌷🌺🌹🌿

  • Even after five months, this is touching and I still cry every time I see Ammar cry! Your story is so so so inspiring! You showed us that it is sometimes the hardest decision, that is the best and most impactful decision.