Friday, April 29, 2011
Love Hate Love: A Dynamite Doc
Executive producer Sean Penn with documentarians Dana Nachman & Don Hardy.
Full disclosure: One of the documentarians who brought us this powerful, moving film is the Movie Slut's daughter. However, as a trained journalist, you can rely on MS to be completely and utterly objective. At least that's what she says.
So, here goes.
LHL, which was brilliantly filmed on five continents, weaves together three stories about people who suffered crushing losses in terrorist attacks and somehow managed to turn their grief into hope for thousands of others. This exceptional documentary introduces the viewer to a New York couple who lost their 25-year-old son in the Twin Towers collapse; an English women whose sister was killed in a London bus bombing; and a young Australian man who lost both legs in a Bali nightclub bombing. Each of them came — independently — to the same conclusion. They would not be destroyed by these harrowing experiences and they would not allow hate to prevail over love.
The film, which was executive produced by Sean Penn, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week to an enthusiastic audience. It's not yet known who will buy this inspiring documentary or where it will be shown next. The MS will keep you posted.
To read more about the film, click here.
To read more about the filmmakers, click here.
Click here to see a trailer.