The Interfaith Film Series is presented in collaboration with the
Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding,
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and Hartford Seminary
Check out films from the past six years of our Interfaith Film Series.
Some are free with streaming subscriptions, others are available to rent or buy. We invite you to watch and share your thoughts here on our Film Forum.
A brass band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center. But due to bureaucracy, bad luck, or for whatever reason, find themselves stranded in a desolate, almost forgotten, small Israeli town, somewhere in the heart of the desert.
also available on iTunes and Vudu
Loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibéhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996, OF GODS AND MEN tells a story of eight French Christian monks who live in harmony with their Muslim brothers.
1hr 41 min
The compelling saga of Father LaForgue, an ambitious 17th-century Jesuit priest, whom is regarded with a combination of warmth and wariness by the natives, who refer to LaForgue and his fellow priests as “black robes.” the by-the-book LaForgue does little to endear himself to the Indians-one of whom, a holy man, labels the priest as a demon who will bring nothing but death and destruction.
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced stages of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.
Includes English subtitles
Eyad, a Palestinian Israeli boy, is given the chance to go to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. As he desperately tries to fit in with his schoolmates within Israeli society, he falls in love with a Jewish girl and discovers that he will have to sacrifice his identity in order to be accepted. English subtitles
Hassan and Marcus
1h 52 min
The lives of a Muslim sheikh and a Christian priest are threatened by extremists on both sides.
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer
A woman (Konkoka Sensharma) saves a photographer (Rahul Bose) from Hindu extremists, and together they become stranded in a town under martial law.
As he is preparing to join the Israeli army for his national service, Joseph discovers he is not his parents' biological son, and that he was inadvertently switched at birth with Yacine, the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank.
also available on iTunes
During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, when neighbors killed neighbors and friends betrayed friends, some crossed lines of hatred to protect each other. As the country became a slaughterhouse, mosques became places of refuge where Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis came together to protect each other. Kinyarwanda interweaves six different tales that together form one grand narrative that provides the most complex and real depiction yet presented of human resilience and life during the genocide.
Eve and the Fire Horse
Special Jury Prize (World Cinema Dramatic Jury) - 2006 Sundance Film Festival Eve and the Fire Horse is a magical and intelligent film. A first-time feature by Canadian director Julia Kwan, Eve and the Fire Horse tells the story of two young Chinese-Canadian girls who, while being raised with Chinese Buddhism, begin to learn about and embrace Roman Catholicism.
The 2012 drama, directed by Mira Nair ("Monsoon Wedding," "The Namesake") tells the story of a Pakistani immigrant to America working on Wall Street. He feels torn between his traditional family and his dreams of success
The story of a Hindu priest who raises an adopted boy and then discovers that the child is a Muslim. It is in Hindi with subtitles.