Friday, January 21, 2011
This International Independent Film is shockingly inspiring!
I attended a screening of The Human Experience in Louisville Kentucky at Trinity high school in 2009 and was genuinely moved by this documentary. It's not a typical documentary as it doesn't develop one character for the audience to identify. However, it still captivates the audience because it is authentic, redemptive, and inspiring.
So what's so shocking?
This real story is about a young man and his brother who visit several places of profound suffering. They spend a week living among the homeless on the streets of New York City. They visit a Peruvian home for lost and severely crippled children. Finally, they travel to Africa, interviewing people dying of AIDS and people exiled to a leper colony. On the surface, the film could depress the happiest person with its depiction of so much suffering in our world.
To the contrary and true to the title
The Human Experience is experiential and touches the heart to bring about a human response. When we connect with others and understand their experience, we learn what it means to be human.
You'll enjoy vivid cinematography, penetrating commentaries, and various views that appeal to all walks of life. The experience will leave you feeling inspired, hopeful, and even more human!
Kudos to the director, Charles Kinnane, and stars, Jeffrey Azize, Clifford Azize, and Michael Campo!
3rd Dog Script aka Betsy Banfield-Malone
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