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The Human Experience (2008)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 12 June 2008 (USA)
The story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I? Who is Man? Why do we search for meaning? Their journey brings them into ... See full summary »


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The story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I? Who is Man? Why do we search for meaning? Their journey brings them into the middle of the lives of the homeless on the streets of New York City, the orphans and disabled children of Peru, and the abandoned lepers in the forests of Ghana, Africa. What the young men discover changes them forever. Through one on one interviews and real life encounters, the brothers are awakened to the beauty of the human person and the resilience of the human spirit. Written by Simon Fung

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The meaning of life is discovered in the experience.



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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and some disturbing images

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Dr. Tony, Hope For The Children Foundation: We have volunteers here now... they keep coming back. It's a life-changing event. They see children. They come in quite ill. They may even see one of our children die. And they contrast what these children have and what they've been through with their own life experiences. It's not what we gave them. It's what they gave us.
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Worth seeing ... but pack tissues :)
8 April 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie tonight with a friend at St Michael's Catholic Church in Belfield. We were lucky to have an opportunity to meet two of the cast members after the screening, and ask them questions.

I can highly recommend this film. It is refreshing seeing movies that inspire and uplift, giving hope to viewers. As well as the messages of hope, the movie cleanly demonstrates how quickly we can judge people and their circumstances based on what they look like, the circumstances, etc. It reminds us that we are all part of one universal family ... the human family.

Watch this with teenage aged children and older, it will provide grounds for great conversations. I do not recommend this movie to be viewed by young children, as some screens and concepts can be distressing them. A young child (around 6 years old) at tonight's screening was in tears.

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