WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW?
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW?
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW?
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW?
Six Stories. Seventeen Years. The Spiritual Journeys of American Millennials.

WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW?

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"Fascinating ... Compelling" - Booklist ​| RECOMMENDED - Educational Media Reviews Online | OFFICIAL SELECTION - Mill Valley Film Festival

Religious + Spirituality Studies • Diversity • American Studies • Millennial Studies

Date of Completion: 2019 | Run Time: 68 minutes​​ | Language: English | Captions: No | Includes: Transcript Director: Sarah Feinbloom | Producers: Sarah Feinbloom & Alex Regalado

    What happens to your spiritual and religious beliefs over time? Seventeen years after the 2002 documentary WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE? in which six diverse American teenagers shared their spiritual struggles and aspirations, we revisit them to reveal how their beliefs have changed. In this new “before and after” film WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW? a Catholic, Pagan, Jew, Muslim, Lakota, and Buddhist offer their deeply personal faith journeys, life challenges, and evolving ideas about higher powers, life purpose, the nature of suffering, religious intolerance and death. They do so against the backdrop of a society in flux and amidst growing religious polarization and disengagement. Designed to be a stand-alone film, WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW? is an invaluable addition to any discussion on religious diversity and millennial spirituality in America.

    Booklist Candace Smith
    "Contrasting footage from the original documentary with contemporary interviews highlights the physical and ideological changes in these teens and makes for compelling viewing."

    The Compassion Anthology Laurette Folk
    "I found myself thinking about the people in this film the next day, as if I had private conversations with each of them the night before ... Films like these not only show common ground where empathy can be achieved, but they also present model individuals who take action and make choices others can learn from."

    Georgia Southern University | Michael E. Nielsen, Ph.D., Professor & Chair of Psychology Department and former president of the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Division 36 of the American Psychological Association.
    "What Do You Believe Now? offers people the chance to hear from real people about how they make sense of life's big questions. It brings to life a variety of positions and viewpoints, and stimulates students' own thinking about these issues."

    Tapinto.net D. Volz
    "In her new film, a Catholic, Pagan, Jew, Muslim, Lakota and Buddhist offer their deeply personal faith journeys, life challenges, and evolving ideas about higher powers, life purpose, the nature of suffering, religious intolerance and death. They do so against the backdrop of a society in flux and amidst growing religious polarization and disengagement."

    National Catholic Reporter Emily McFarlan Miller
    "In 2002, filmmaker Sarah Feinbloom interviewed six millennial teenagers about their faith traditions for a documentary titled What Do You Believe? Seventeen years later, Feinbloom is back with What Do You Believe Now?

    She caught up with each of the millennials featured in her first film, now in their 30s, to chronicle how their faith has changed since they were teenagers. Pew Research Center data has characterized millennials as "nones" — those who are religiously unaffiliated. Fewer young adults belong to any particular faith than did their parents' and grandparents' generations — even when they were the same age, according to Pew.

    But that doesn't mean millennials are uninterested in religion and spirituality — at least, not the ones Feinbloom has followed now for more than a decade."

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    Sarah Feinbloom is an award-winning director, producer and editor whose work includes documentaries, dramatic narratives and fundraising videos. She is also the founder and director of GOOD DOCS – an educational distribution company specializing in human rights and social issue documentaries. Her latest project WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW? is a new feature length follow up to her impactful 2002 documentary WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?. The 2002 documentary aired on PBS and screened internationally at venues including the National Association of Multicultural Education and the American Academy of Religion. It was voted “One of the Ten Best Videos for Young Adults in 2003” by the American Library Association and has shown at over 2,000 schools and colleges. Sarah also created and leads workshops on interfaith dialogue and religious diversity. Sarah has been a featured speaker for the Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogue Series, the Graduate Theological Union's conference Religious Pluralism in the 21st Century and for the Religions For Peace-USA Symposium: Beyond Bigotry. Sarah has a B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University and an M.A. in Education from Tufts University. She has taught high school social studies, ESL and youth filmmaking workshops.