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Director:
Writer:
Michael Campo (writer)
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Tagline:
The meaning of life is discovered in the experience.
Plot:
The story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins See more »
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Loving the Value of Life See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jeffrey Azize ... Himself

Clifford Azize ... Himself

Michael Campo ... Himself
Matthew Sanchez ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Franklin Ojeda Smith ... Commentator

Directed by
Charles Kinnane 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Campo  writer

Produced by
Clifford Azize .... associate producer
Joseph Campo .... producer
Michael Campo .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Bergersen 
 
Film Editing by
Clifford Azize (film segments)
Charles Kinnane 
 
Production Design by
Simon Fung 
 
Art Direction by
Simon Fung 
Jeffrey Ptaszynski 
 
Production Management
Joseph Campo .... production manager
Charles Kinnane .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Clifford Azize .... foley artist
Harry Barber .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Brennan .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Campo .... assistant camera
Charles Kinnane .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Adam Greenberg .... assistant online editor
Mishel Hassidim .... lead colorist
 
Music Department
Petr Pololanik .... conductor
Petr Pololanik .... orchestra contractor
Nic. tenBroek .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
José Natividad .... driver
 
Other crew
Anthony Fiducia .... production assistant
Joseph Hong .... production assistant
Scott Johnson .... production coordinator
A. Melefsky .... production coordinator
José Natividad .... production assistant
Patrick O'Toole .... production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and some disturbing images
Runtime:
USA:90 min
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Sound Mix:
Stereo (Stereo)
Certification:
USA:PG-13 (certificate #46421)
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Trivia:
During filming, the cast and crew slept on the streets with the homeless of New York City during the coldest week of February.See more »
Quotes:
Jeffrey Azize:You become more humble... you can feel the humility that the homeless people go through. And I don't know. It's different... my whole heart feels different.See more »

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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Loving the Value of Life, 15 November 2008
Author: Sakura_Petals106 from United States

The Human Experience portrays the diverse and incredible outlooks on life. A screening of this movie was done at my high school and I find it remarkable that a film like this has reached the hearts and minds of many young people. It shows how the experiences in every life may define who we are as people and determine what hardships we are willing to endure and learn from. After viewing this film, mine along with many other perspectives of third world countries have changed. We usually look at them and take pity on the things they don't have. However, there is something they possess that the societies of first world countries would consider a difficult concept to master: pure, inner joy. Although they lack so many of the materials we take advantage of every day, it is their deprivation that makes them happy and unique. One major idea that I have attained from this film is that the less you have, the more you have to be grateful for; also in the same instance is that the more you have, the less you realize what you should be grateful for. Our minds have been deluded into believing that our possessions are our cornerstones for happiness. Those who go through life, day in and day out-not feeling completely satisfied with themselves-are lacking the same, basic qualities these homeless and foreign people have to live their own full human experience. From the moment I finished watching the film, I have asked myself this single question several times: Is it ironic that although we are abundant in worldly possessions many of us have still lost the genuine will to live? It is this very same will that keeps the lives of these people going. Our abundance of resources may be evident however they do not compensate the need for happiness. The value of life does not come from our worldly possessions, but the blessings that are given to us: family, friends, love, and joy. I feel as though I truly understand the value and the meaning of life. I can only hope that the people who view this movie realize how life is important and how no single being on the face of this earth has the right to take it from anyone...not even themselves. I also find it truly remarkable how they portray this importance without the words "abortion", "euthanasia" or even "pro-life". It is clearly apparent that everyone has the ability to obtain the will to live and no one could take it away from them regardless of who they are, what religion they believe in, and what creed they follow. We are all people who hold on to life as our greatest gift. This fact alone is what removes the boundaries that may seem to separate us.

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