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Hartley Film Foundation is pleased to support the following acclaimed films.

Maestros of the Camps

A film by Alexandre Valenti

For more than 30 years, one man has single-handedly taken on a unique challenge: tracking down, archiving and performing all the pieces of music written and composed in the prison camps between 1933 and 1953, from the opening of the first Nazi internment camps to the closing of the last Western Allied POW camps.

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Meet the Patels

Meet the Patels

A film by Geeta and Ravi Patel

Meet the Patels is a romantic comedy-style documentary about an almost 30-year-old Indian-American male facing family complications that first-generation young people confront in finding love and preserving their cultures.

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Muhi - generally temporary

A film by Tamir Elterman, Rina Castelnuovo and Hilla Medalia

Muhi-generally temporary tells the story of a Palestinian child from Gaza, Muhammad (Muhi) El Farrah, son of a Hamas activist wanted in Israel, who was transferred as a baby to Israel for treatment of a life-threatening incurable genetic condition. Israeli physicians believe that returning Muhi to Gaza would be a death sentence, since Gaza's hospitals are on the brink of collapse. Muhi has spent his six years of life in the hospital. It's the story of a child caught up in the endless conflict.

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My Reincarnation

My Reincarnation

A film by Jennifer Fox

For twenty years, filmmaker Jennifer Fox followed a high Tibetan master and his Italian-born so,n and the Rinpoche's son's reluctance to accept the destiny he was assigned at birth.

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Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer

A film by Dr. Norris Chumley and Dr. John McGuckin

The film traces the footsteps of the ancient monks, hermits and sages of the first to twelfth centuries who lived in caves and the first monasteries established in Egypt, Israel, Syria, Greece, Romania and Russia.

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The New Black

The New Black

A film by Yoruba Richen

The New Black delves into the complicated interwoven histories of the African American church and the LGBT civil rights movement.   

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New Muslim Cool

A film by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor

Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Perez ended his life as a drug dealer and moved to Pittsburgh's tough North Side to start a new religious Islamic community, rebuild his shattered family, and take his message of faith to other young people.

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Patriot Riders

A film by Ellen Frick

This documentary investigates the growth of a the Patriot Riders movement as the viewer travels with these motorcyclists on a solemn journey to funerals of young soldiers killed in action.

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Praying with Lior

A film by Ilana Trachtman

Praying with Lior follows Lior Liebling, a thirteen-year-old Philadelphia boy with Down Syndrome nicknamed "the little rebbe," for the four months that lead up to his Bar Mitzvah.

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Project Kashmir

A film by Geeta Patel and Senain Kheshgi

Two female Americans, a Hindu and a Muslim, sneak into the war zone of Kashmir to uncover the truth of what is happening in what is considered to be one of the most dangerous places on earth. 

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