“I Am” (2011). Cast: Tom Shadyac, Ray Anderson, Marc Ian Barasch, Coleman Barks, Noam Chomsky, John Francis, Elizabet Sahtouris, Dacher Keltner, Rollin McCraty, Chris Jordan, Lynne McTaggart, Daniel Quinn, Dean Radin, Thom Hartmann, Marilyn Schlitz, Richard Shadyac, David Suzuki, Desmond Tutu, Howard Zinn. Director: Tom Shadyac. Writer: Tom Shadyac. http://iamthedoc.com/ Examining what’s right and wrong with the world is a tall order in almost any context, but doing so within the body of a documentary (without an unreasonably long running time) is, arguably, a seemingly insurmountable challenge. However, director Tom Shadyac has done an excellent job in tackling this task, effectively and succinctly encapsulating his take on these grand notions in his new documentary, “I Am.” “I Am” is both a philosophical and a personal journey. Shadyac, who directed huge hit comedies like “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” (1994), “Patch Adams” (1998) and “Bruce Almighty” (2003), had attained a high level of what society defines as success. But, in spite of these accomplishments, he felt a certain unrelenting emptiness. Those feelings were exacerbated not long thereafter when he suffered severe injuries in a biking accident that left him with lingering psychological issues, launching him into a profound, seemingly incessant depression. It ...