SXSW 2016 interview with Tony Robbins and Joe Berlinger. Photo by: SXSW / YouTube
SXSW 2016 interview with Tony Robbins and Joe Berlinger. Photo by: SXSW / YouTube

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SXSW 2016 has recently released interviews featuring Tony Robbins and Anthony Bourdain.

SXSW Film debuted I Am Not Your Guru, a documentary by Joe Berlinger, focused on the experience of witnessing a Tony Robbin’s seminar.


“I want people in the middle, people like me. People who had no real real knowledge, and walked in cynically, and came out with some tools. I’m not expecting people to run and go sign up for seminars. That’s not the point of the film, but if you could spend the two hours of this screening time thinking about your own life relating to the people on screen, that is simply my objective of this film .” – Joe Berlinger

Tony Ribbons provides insight on his perspective to the film. His interactions with the audience is entertaining and uplifting. One of the audience members brings up a key point about asking for help. There was several touching moments in the Q & A.

In the conversation with Bourdain, the two discuss CNN’s Part Unknown, working with Roads & Kingdoms, a digital media startup based in Brooklyn and Barcelona. They talk culinary development taking place worldwide and the future of travel media with Roads & Kingdoms co-founder Nathan Thornburgh.

Watch over the interviews on YouTube via SXSW. Stream audio from SXSW 2016 Interaction.

“I think we have a hunger for the truth, a hunger to serve, a hunger to make a difference, and if that hunger is backed up with will. If that hunger is backed up with discipline, if that hunger is backed up with immersion, and I also think the fastest way to speeds things up is to model someone that has already got the result you want, or something similar.

You can try and figure something out on your own. You can go through trail and error for ten years, but I believe success leaves clues.  ” – Tony Robbins 

“We used a 3D camera. It looked like Doctor Octopus.” – Anthony Bourdain

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.