The Amichai Film Project
The Amichai Film Project traces the dramatic life of Amichai Lau-Lavie, a 21st-century spiritual innovator. Amichai is a link in a 5,772 year-old spiritual chain. His uncle is the former Chief Rabbi of Israel and Amichai descends from 37 generations of rabbis back to King David.
Director Sandi DuBowski followed Amichai with his camera over a number of years, during his days as a “Yeshiva boy gone bad,” his time as a founder of Storahtelling, a Jewish ritual theater, his creation of the mythic character Rebbetzin Hadassah and his coming out as a gay man.
Now Sandi plans to record the next chapter in Amichai’s life, his time of study at The Jewish Theological Seminary and his plans to join “the family business.”
As Sandi says: "Amichai inspires people to think about time and transformation, lifetime and how we find our calling, sacred time and how we mark the difference between the everyday and the spiritual, and ritual time and how we mark the cycles of life. With him, a ritual is a surprising internal and communal pilgrimage."
Sandi returned recently from filming Amichai in Israel during Passover. The director is currently seeking funding in order to film "the next chapter."
How To Donate
All donations for the production and distribution of The Amichai Film Project are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. If you would like to make a donation, please write your check to HARTLEY FILM FOUNDATION and designate it to Amichai Project in the lower left-hand corner.
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