A New View Film Series: Two Gods
The 2021-2022 season returns in-person. We will follow mask mandates in accordance with Butler University policy.
Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture, and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values, and way of life. A New View Film Series will journey outside everyday life to explore new worldviews through the screening of four films and seeks to promote appreciation and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, diversity, civil discourse, and social justice.
This year, we focus on the question, “what does faith mean”? Each film will invite conversation on different responses to this big question.
Two Gods: January 20, 2022 (Thursday)
An intimate documentary about faith, renewal, and healing, Two Gods follows a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in New Jersey, as he takes two young teenagers under his wing to teach them how to live better lives. Shot in a striking black-and-white, Two Gods explores the juxtaposition of grief and the rituals of death with the vibrancy and potential of adolescence. The documentary turns an empathetic lens on Muslim American stories, ultimately crafting a moving portrait of both the intimate moments and the complexities of the everyday Muslim American experience”. Independent Lens. In this film we explore the role of faith through grief and ritual helping to build resilience.
Please join us for an in-person series in the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Butler University from 7:00-9:00 PM. Free. Each screening will be followed by a discussion with the audience.