NATIONWIDE SCREENING CAMPAIGN
Host a community screening of Love Hate Love for your friends, families, students, co-workers, place of worship or community members – and help us continue the ripple effect for good inspired by the amazing stories featured in the film.
Schools and other organizations who choose to host a screening will join in our national grassroots campaign to ignite powerful conversations about tapping into our own resilience, exploring the positive aspects of opposition, finding meaning in service to others and awakening the redemptive power of love. To help facilitate this conversation in your community, screening hosts will receive the Love Hate LoveFacilitation Guide, complete with discussion questions and a logistical tool kit to ensure your event’s success.
Our affordable screening fee includes the Facilitation Guide and a one-time Public Screening License. We suggest you charge admission to the screening, thereby encouraging attendance and offsetting the screening fee at the same time. Then, donate any additional proceeds to a charity of your choice. Everybody wins!
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The acclaimed documentary “Love Hate Love” will have its North American television premiere on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Super Soul Sunday” on March 4 at 11 a.m. ET/PT. The film is executive produced by Sean Penn.
Directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy of KTF films, “Love Hate Love” tells the story of three families from around the world whose lives were forever changed by some of the most notorious acts of terrorism of the past decade: the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, the London transit bombings and the Bali nightclub bombing. These families came through their dark days striving to make the world a better place; fighting hatred with love. Their stories prove that even the most horrifying acts of hate can be overcome by the simple act of love.
“For Dana and me, making this film made the world feel like a much smaller and more connected place. The families we follow in “Love Hate Love” are impacting lives all over the globe and now, it seems perfect for our film to be part of a program like OWN’s Super Soul Sunday,” said filmmaker Don Hardy.
Executive producer Sean Penn added, “A film like this is a gift. It transcends the barrage of pessimism we can have.”
The film had its world premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and this is the second film for both Nachman and Hardy who are former broadcast journalists from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Executive Producer Sean Penn proudly presents “Love Hate Love.” It’s been ten years since Liz Alderman’s son Peter was murdered by terrorists. Every day since then she’s faced the same two options; succumbing to the depths of despair or finding a way to survive. Esther Hyman knows about this choice. Her sister was killed when her bus was blown up. She too has had to continuously keep from being immobilized by sadness. And Ben Tullipan now lives minus two legs because of his encounter with a car bomb. Their lives, shattered by terrorists, are now on a new path and they’re taking thousands of people along for the ride. ‘Love Hate Love’ follows these survivors as they search for honor, meaning and a new life’s path.
We’re proud to announce that “Love Hate Love” recently won the Artivist Spirit Award at the 2011 Artivist Film Festival and the Best Directing Award at the 2011 DocUtah Film Festival.
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NEWS AND PRESS
From Emmy winning directors Dana Nachman & Don Hardy comes a new documentary exploring a pressing social & environmental issue: The effects of the thousands of untested chemicals in our everyday products on our nation’s health.
The Human Experiment explores this issue from the front lines – through the stories of people from all walks of life who are working to make sure the products we use every day are safe for all Americans. Through their personal journeys shot across the country, the film will look at the true impact of man-made chemicals on human health. And it will examine the US regulatory system that has allowed more than 85,000 chemicals to reach and remain on the market without any testing for their health effects.
This inspiring story of real people working to make a difference on this issue will empower us all to take steps toward protecting our health and the health of future generations.
Help us bring this important story to the screen. We are fiscally sponsored by The San Francisco Film Society and Moving Train. Donations through either of these non-profit organizations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please click on the links below to make a contribution online:
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Please note that your donation is for The Human Experiment in the check’s memo line.
Thank you so much for your support!
On the night John Stoll was roused from his bed and carted off to jail, his attitude bordered on the cavalier.
“Aren’t you worried?” His lawyer wondered.
“Hell no, I ain’t worried,” John answered. “I didn’t do this. You can’t convict me of something I didn’t do.”
It was more than two decades before John Stoll was free again.
Executive Producer Sean Penn proudly presents “Witch Hunt,” a gripping indictment of the United States justice system told through the lens of one small town. It’s John Stoll’s story, but it’s also the story of dozens of other men and women who found themselves ensnared in a spiral of fear, ignorance and hysteria. These people are Americans, working class moms and dads, who were rounded up with little or no evidence, charged and convicted of almost unimaginable crimes. All sexual. All crimes against children. Years, sometimes decades later, they would find freedom again, but their lives and the lives of their children would be changed forever. This film shows viewers what the real crime in this case is, not molestation, but the crime of coercion. Viewers hear from the child witnesses who were forced to lie on the witness stand as they describe scary sessions with sheriff’s deputies in which they were told — not asked — about sexual experiences that happened to them. Their coerced testimony led to dozens of convictions. Many times their own parents were the ones they put behind bars.
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Soon after the trials, the children started to crack. They told adults of the lies they’d been forced to tell on the stand and hoped it would make a difference. It didn’t and the convicted continued to sit in prison. As the allegations grew more outlandish, California’s Attorney General wrote a scathing report on the court misconduct, but instead of being buried by criticism, Kern County District Attorney Ed Jagels thrived, doing what he did best– putting people away. He boasted one of the highest conviction rates in the country. This strategy served him well. Jagels is still in office today. Through new interviews, archival footage, and unflinching narration by Mr. Penn, the filmmakers construct an intimate film that illustrates a universal point; when power is allowed to exist without oversight from the press, the community or law enforcement, the rights of everyday citizens can be lost for decades. National film critic Marshall Fine says, “This is a chilling story about American law-enforcement run amok and untethered. It’s particularly timely in the wake of revelations about the way the Bush administration has trampled American civil rights. A movie that can’t help but move you — to tears and to action.”
Witch Hunt won the Best Documentary Award at the 2009 DC Independent Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2009 Cinequest Film Festival.