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

The Departure

A film by Lana Wilson

In Japan, a remarkable group of Japanese Buddhist priests combat a suicide epidemic, inspiring people to survive.

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Four Seasons Lodge

A film by Andrew Jacobs, Matt Lavine, Kelly Sheehan and Albert Maysles

Four Seasons Lodge focuses on 100 Polish, Russian and Hungarian Jews who survived the Holocaust and, in 1979, bought 44 acres of land in the Catskills. There they created a refuge, a bungalow colony with communal buildings.

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A film by Jillian Elizabeth and Neil Dalal

Gurukulam, which means "place of study," is set in a remote forest ashram in Tamil Nadu, India.  An international community of students gathers there to study the teachings of Advaita Vedanta.

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Hard Road Home

A film by Macky Alston

Hard Road Home tells the story of Julio Medina and the Exodus Transitional Community (ETC), the center he created to help ex-offenders navigate the transition from prison to life on the outside.

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Hiding & Seeking

A film by Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky

Hiding and Seeking follows Menachem Daum's quest to fight his sons' growing religious intolerance. They travel to Poland, where Daum introduces his sons to the Catholic family that risked their lives to save his father-in-law during the Holocaust.

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A Jihad for Love

A film by Parvez Sharma produced by Sandi DuBowski

A Jihad for Love brings to light the hidden lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Muslims, and goes where the silence has been loudest, to countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Egypt.

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Little White Lie

Little White Lie

A film by Lacey Schwartz, Becca Bender and Phil Bertelson

Little White Lie follows Lacey Schwartz's upbringing in a white, Jewish family and her discovery, at the age of 18, that her biological father is African-American.

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Love Free or Die

A film by Macky Alston and Sandy Itkoff

 Love Free or Die tells the story of Gene Robinson, former Bishop of New Hampshire, and the first openly gay Bishop in Christendom.

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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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