OUR TELEVISION Premiere

Of Many, our documentary about the unorthodox friendship between NYU's Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, premieres on ABC this month. 

We have updated the original documentary that debuted at Tribeca Film Festival with a fascinating and timely conversation moderated by Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson, president of Auburn Seminary.

This new film — now titled Of Many: Then and Now — will begin airing on Sunday, May 21 through June 20.

Dates and times may vary across the U.S. You may also check your local ABC schedule. Our premiere is made possible by a partnership with the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission.

'Of Many' Trailer

AFS in Tunisia: Day 2 — A High School Audience for OF MANY

Today, an Of Many screening inaugurated the amphitheater at the École Supérieure d'Architecture, d'Audiovisuel et de Design in Tunis, Tunisia. 

The film seemed to be a hit and catalyzed a very intense and exciting discussion about how divides between people can be healed: Can film help? How do we make friends who are different from us? How do we acknowledge conflict but look to the future?

The audience — primarily local high school students — understood that the lessons in Of Many apply much more broadly than just to Muslims and Jews; what a thrill to see these messages resonating around the world!

OF MANY Engages Audience in Tunisia During American Film Showcase Screening

On February 8th, Director Linda G. Mills screened Of Many for faculty and film students at The Gammarth Higher Institute of Audiovisual and Film Studies — part of the University of Carthage — in Tunisia. The screening took place as part of the American Film Showcase, a partnership between the U.S. State Department and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. 

A lively discussion about the technique of documentary filmmaking and why Of Many was made followed the film. Stay tuned for more updates from Tunisia!

 

Of Many selected FOR 2015 American Film Showcase

We are incredibly proud and thrilled to announce that Of Many has been selected for the 2015 American Film Showcase (AFS).  AFS is a touring film program that brings American documentaries, feature films and animated shorts, along with film envoys, to audiences in more than 35 countries worldwide. Of Many's director Linda G. Mills will serve as a film envoy for the 2015 AFS program. Further details will be announced later this summer and we look forward to sharing Of Many across the world! 

To read more about the AFS program, a partnership between the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and USC's School of Cinematic Arts, visit their website

Wilbur Award Winner

Thank you to the Religion Communicator's Council for choosing Of Many as the 2015 Wilbur Award winner in the Feature Film: Documentary category. We look forward to celebrating with the many other fabulous honorees at the Annual Awards Banquet in Alexandria, VA on April 11!

To read more the awards and this year's winners, please view the press release

Photo by George Conklin — courtesy of RCC

Of Many comes home to NYU

Our deepest appreciation to everyone who came out on a very snowy Sunday in NYC to join us for the Of Many screening and reception on NYU's campus. It was a memorable Q&A with a thoughtful audience, followed by a joyous celebration at 19 Washington Square North. Thank you to the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute for their help in celebrating the film and the Of Many Institute!  

A pair of festival awards!

Thank you to everyone who came out to see Of Many over the past few weeks. We were thrilled to share the film at festivals across the country, and honored to receive up the Audience Award for Best Short at the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival and a Special Jury Award at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival! Check out the screenings page to see if there is an upcoming event near you.  

We're Joining the President's Campus Challenge in D.C.

Of Many will screen during the closing plenary of the 4th Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge on Tuesday, September 24 at George Washington University.

Following the film, Sally Steenland of the Center for American Progress will lead a conversation with Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew will be a special guest at the event.

The President's Campus Challenge is an initiative inviting institutions of higher education to commit to interfaith and community service programming, and is hosted by the White House, the U.S. Department of Education Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

OF MANY to Screen at the United Nations

In preparation for the International Day of Peace, The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education will host an Of Many screening at the United Nations on September 19. After the film, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos will moderate a conversation with director Linda G. Mills, Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna.

Follow @OfManyFilm on Twitter for updates during and after the event.

Vigil for Peace Featured in The Huffington Post

A Vigil for Peace hosted by the Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership at NYU — co-founded by Of Many director Linda G. Mills, executive producer Chelsea Clinton, Imam Khalid Latif, and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna — was recently featured in The Huffington Post. 

"The goal of the vigil wasn’t to find a solution or issue a zealous 'call for peace,'" Carol Kuruvilla wrote. "The peacemakers took to the stage to simply share their stories, leaving heated arguments for another day."

Read the full story online.

Auburn Seminary presents Lives of Commitment Award to Chelsea Clinton and Linda Mills

Earlier this spring, Of Many's executive producer Chelsea Clinton and director Linda G. Mills were among the honorees at Auburn Seminary's 2014 Lives of Commitment Awards Benefit Breakfast. This recognition is given to faith and social justice leaders who speak for equality and social change and have a strong role in guiding the nation toward justice. To read more about the event and this year's honorees, click here.