Freaks Like Me

September 9, 2015

"Freaks Like Me, an acclaimed documentary, captures their efforts to better understand each other and break down the fears of each other's traditions. Featuring Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, a well-known religion commentator and President of CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, Freaks examines how "the faithful" look at themselves and their attitudes towards other devouts.

Religion can inspire the very best and very worst acts," said Rabbi Hirschfield. " This film addresses both. We're living at a time when religion is doing more damage than at any other period since the Crusades. But people seem to need religion more now than at any other time since then."

Filmed in Barcelona, where one thousand years ago people of all faiths peacefully congregated, the film depicts how the different traditions view violence, justice, and doubt. Interspersed throughout are conversations with swamis, imams, monks, yogis, rabbis, priests and other earthly wanderers, all seeking a higher truth. ”

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