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From our friends at Grassroots Films comes some good news. First, their full-length documentary, The Human Experience , currently in pre-screenings, has continued to garner international accolades and compelling testimonies. Among the recent honors are the Award of Excellence from the Indie Film Festival and Best Feature Documentary from both the New York International Independent Film Festival and the Maui Film Festival. “Extraordinary” and “visually stunning” say reviewers about this soul-probing documentary, and I fully agree. (See here for First Things ’ review.)

A schedule of pre-screenings across the country and abroad is posted online, with a showing just added for the NYC area on Tuesday, June 23. You may recognize the voice on the trailer: Fr. Richard John Neuhaus was one of the contributors to this film.

Additionally, Grassroots, in conjunction with , has produced another short film, following the success of their two previous ones (nearly 4 million and 2 million views, respectively). Besides appearing online, this most recent ad ran on TV during the American Idol finale. Says spokesman Brian Burch, “Our ad aims to set aside our political differences, musical tastes, or celebrity fashions, and remind our fellow Americans that every life matters—that every life is beautiful.”

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