Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith follows the lives of six individuals of different backgrounds who are pursuing parallel paths in their search for personal meaning. The feature-length documentary is the first cinema verité look at the journey of conversion from gentile to Orthodox Jew. You will meet a 25-year-old black woman from Trinidad, a once devout Christian family from Colorado, a fashion photographer from New York, and a single mother who is an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and her son. Army life requires the mother to violate the Sabbath and her ex-husband and his born-again wife are suing her for custody.
Woven throughout the verité narrative are interviews with well-known authorities on the subject of faith such as Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz of Jerusalem and Father James Loughrin of the Archdiocese of New York.
In Leap of Faith, individuals forsake the religion of their parents, abandon childhood traditions and enter into a wholly new and radically different system of belief and practice of worship. The resulting religious conversions create a host of crises, triumphs and surprising consequences. The story seen from one perspective is a story of ultimate devotion and from another perspective ultimate betrayal.
Leap of Faith is an official selection at the Boston, New York, Atlanta and Jerusalem Jewish Film Festivals.
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For more information you can contact Steve Friedman or Tony Benjamin at Humble Films, Inc:
Hartley Film Foundation, Inc.
Westport, CT 06880