Fifteen years after a group of American teenagers shared their diverse beliefs in the award-winning film What Do You Believe?, they return to tell the stories of what they believe NOW. Shifting from the past to present, and from the personal to the universal, their unfolding journeys represent a kaleidoscope of the changing face of American spirituality and religion. What Do You Believe Now? weaves together these six characters: a Catholic, Pagan, Jewish, Muslim, Lakota and Buddhist, and takes us from their adolescence to adulthood. They move from deeply personal stories to macrocosmic questions morality, higher powers, the nature of suffering, evil, religious intolerance and what awaits in the beyond. They share their journeys against the backdrop of a deeply polarized and religiously divided society. Through their unfolding lives, viewers are offered a portrait of both of a more pluralistic America and a society in flux. This multi-character approach engages viewers from multiple perspectives to find commonalities and is designed to spark dialogue around shared values.
A NEW DOCUMENTARY IN PRODUCTION ABOUT FAITH JOURNEYS IN AMERICA
Deepen understanding and discussion about diverse experiences of faith in the U.S.
Help audience make connections between broader cultural shifts/events and their own changing values, ideas, and experiences in an uncertain world
Spark dialogue and bridge-building across religions, cultures, and generations to advance greater understanding, tolerance, and respect for difference
Connect audience members who grapple with conflicts of faith and identity to resources
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