About the Film

A Certain Kind of Light is a short form documentary film produced by Loma Linda University Health's Center for Spiritual Life and Wholeness. This film explores the transformative power of story that provides the foundation of whole person care.

Told through the life of Dr. Wil Alexander, the audience watches him embody the value of story in relation to health and illness. This is a moving documentary of a man who dared to bring the art and science of story into every patient encounter. His legacy not only inspires a new generation of healthcare providers but also highlights the importance of story in every patient encounter.

The film was accepted and screened in 20 film festivals throughout the world, including London and Los Angeles. It received five awards, including awards for best documentary.

You are invited to share in this experience and start a conversation about the power of story in your hospital, school, organization or community.

Movie Teaser

View a sneak peek of this film, which raises the question, "Can story heal?"


Movie Trailer

Dr. Wil Alexander weaves the art of story and healthcare that has transformed lives.


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View this powerful, award-winning documentary told through the life of a pioneer in whole person care, Dr. Wil Alexander.


Educational Use

The CLEAR Whole Person Care®  education is available for use in healthcare settings, universities, and other organizations.