Betty Duffy

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Human Experience

I just received an email from my cousin, whose judgment I trust absolutely, about a documentary called, "The Human Experience."

"This film is well worth your time and attention this Christmas, if you are looking for presents for people, especially for teenagers/young adults. I watched the film a few nights ago and I was so captivated by the humanity and beauty of the story that I watched it again the next day. I then took some time to read about the place at which the boys who are part of the story live, called St. Francis House in Brooklyn. The link to this place is here:

This house was founded in part by Fr. Benedict Groeschel and, to me, is an example of a completely successful charity, since this home provides shelter and protection to boys in desperate situations and gives them a place of safety, prayer, and stability. Grassroots Films is actually an independent film company that has grown out of St. Francis House, so it seems that any purchase of "The Human Experience" goes directly to help keep the boys at St. Francis House fed and housed. Aside from that great mission, this is a life-giving film to see! I hope many can see it!"

Grassroots Films is pleased to announce the long-awaited DVD release of its award-winning film THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE! This is a LIMITED EDITION RELEASE available exclusively It's the perfect gift for Christmas or Hanukkah. See the film that has transformed hearts and minds across the globe. Order yours today! Only $19.99.

In a world fraught with hostility and violence, an altruistic group of young men endeavor to understand the true essence of the human spirit by visiting forgotten souls such as homeless New Yorkers, Peruvian orphans and isolated Ghanaian lepers. By spotlighting heartwarming stories from around the world, this uplifting documentary shows viewers that every single person, no matter his or her lot in life, is beautiful.

Grassroots Films
119 Eagle Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

The Perfect Gift to Give!
$19.99 +S&H
DVD INCLUDES: Commentary with the FilmmakersPhotography from the FilmTheatrical Trailer5.1 Digital SurroundSUBTITLES IN:Spanish · Polish · GermanFrench · Portuguese

What the critics are saying...
"Visually Stunning"-Patrick Schweiss, Sedona InternationalFilm Festival
"Hauntingly Beautiful"-First Things
"A doc with so much heart in the right place"-indieWIRE

1 comment:

Anne said...

There were a few showings of this film in our area last month and my husband and I had the opportunity to attend. It was a wonderful film, but for us, the most wonderful part came after the movie, when the brothers who made the movie appeared for a question and answer session.

They are so easy going, so deeply in touch with their own humanity. They mentioned that their father who was in the end of the movie, is now in prison and asked for prayers for him.

The Human Experience is truly beautiful, whether it is sad or joyful, I am so grateful to be living it in my little part of the world!