"We must not be calm and let the moment pass. Rather, we must agitate others and plan for how this twinning of horrors, the deaths of innocent Israeli and Palestinian teens, can catalyze a cycle of broader understanding instead of a cycle of violence." To read Rabbi Yehuda Sarna's letter to the Bronfman Center community — at NYU and beyond — click here.
In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, HIAS featured Of Many director Linda G. Mills and her mother Anne Meisler Mills among examples of families rising from tragedy to repair the world in dynamic and diverse ways. The HIAS recognition can be found here, and Anne describing a part of her journey fleeing the Nazis from Austria to the US can be seen in this clip.
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.
Of Many will premiere in Washington, DC on June 19th during the AFI DOCS Documentary Film Festival! AFI DOCS, an international documentary festival in the nation's capital, is the only one of its kind to connect audiences and documentary filmmakers to policy leaders in the seat of our nation's government.
Of Many is one of 84 documentaries to be featured t this year's festival, an even that aims to "shine a bright light on documentary film and harnesses the power of this important art form and its potential to inspire change." The mission of AFI DOCS is exactly in line with the vision we have for Of Many: to spark dialogue, inspire and connect multifaith initiatives cross the country and world – it is an honor to be included in this festival’s lineup. Click here for more details.
"The eye-opening film screened at Tribeca Film Festival as part of a series, with three other shorts highlighting life in New York, to a sold-out audience that included Chelsea and grandparents-to-be Hillary and Bill. Tickets are sold out for the final screening this weekend, but rush tickets may still be available. Based on early reactions, there’s no question the touching film will reach a wider audience before long. " Read more.
"The two incredible creators of peace and harmony, Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, have made a mark on world peace already as the documentary shows. And by continuing their work like this I would not be surprised if somewhere in the coming years the Nobel Peace Prize will come their way... Film director Linda G. Mills did such an excellent jobs of showing this beauty of peace visually in such a realistic way that this documentary is and will become even more a groundwork of truth for the interfaith dialogue. " Read complete review.
We are excited to share that Of Many's World Premiere will be part of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival! Of Many was selected as one of 58 short films from 3,074 submissions spanning 16 countries. More details are coming soon; in the meantime, check out the other amazing shorts.