Flying in the Face of God: Faith, Hope & Charity in the Holy Land

A personal look at core human qualities and beliefs through music, movement, art and action in the diverse communities and streets of Israel and the Palestinian territories. This feature documentary gives form to esoteric ideas through stories of individuals who have a passion to live, and help each other live in a challenging situation. The indomitable human spirit survives by questioning faith in God, and through acts of charity and hope for the future.

  • Linda Lewett
  • Linda Lewett, Co-Writer
  • None attached
  • Andrea Hull, Editor & Co-Writer
  • Irene Porro
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    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    350,000 USD
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    United States
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    HD - XDCAM (Sony 700 PDW)
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  • "Meeting of the Minds" Mensa Regional Conference 2012
    Mensa, Washington, DC
    May 19, 2012
    Meeting of the Minds work-in-progress
    NEA grant 2007; PEW Charitable Trusts Dance Media fellowship 2001; NIPAD grant 2002; New York Festivals International Silver 1999; Emmy & Ace nominations 1989-1998; CINE Golden Eagle 1999: Hometown USA 1986-91
  • "Wild Apples: A Journal of Art & Inquiry"
    Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods
    May 7, 2009
  • "Urban Journey: Chinatown" Other America Film Festival And the Baltimore Film Forum 1996
    Other America Film Festival & Baltimore Film Forum 1996;
    Short film screenings
  • "Metro Dance/Arts" Women Make Movies DC
    AFI Theater, Washington, DC
Director Biography - Linda Lewett

Linda Lewett is an artist filmmaker and producer/director, adept at creating entertaining and compelling ways to present content. An engaging interviewer, she has conducted scores of interviews with content specialists and people from all walks of life in the USA, Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, and Russia. She established ARTtv, LLC in 1990 in Washington, DC to provide media services to non-profit organizations and artists, and lived in New York in 2002-2010. She is currently living in the D.C. area, contracting for a local television station, writing a dramatic film script, and developing an independent documentary proposal.

She is a specialist in dance film production and served on the board of Dance Films Association in NY. From 1985 - 1990 she produced and directed a series of multi-camera modern dance programs that won 5 Hometown Video awards whihc are now in the ARTtv collection of the Library of Congress. She also was a PEW Dance Media Fellow at UCLA where she studied with industry leaders including Bob Lockyer from BBC. From 1999-2001 she produced and directed the Martha Graham Legacy Project for the Library of Congress on a total budget of 500,000.

Her interest in philosophy, science and the arts coalesced into Meeting of the Minds Project, which was developed while studying philosophy at the European Graduate School (, and was awarded a NEA on Radio & Television grant in 2007. Her teachers at EGS included Chantal Akerman, Barbara Hammer and Claire Denis.
ARTtv projects have focused on documentary and educational programs, and branded content for marketing and live events. Clients include the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, also UCP New York and UCP National. In 1998-99 she produced and directed two documentaries for WETA, which aired on national PBS and were acquired by Rainbow TV.

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