Posted by: Christine | May 22, 2011

The Human Experience – Movie Review

This documentary follows the travels of a group of young men from Brooklyn who sought to better understand what defines the human experience. They started their journey in New York where they lived in a homeless community during the coldest week of the year. Next, they traveled to Peru where they assisted hospitalized children with special medical needs. Finally, they ventured out of their comfort zone to befriend men and women with HIV/AIDS and patients in a leper colony in Ghana.

Everything in this film was true, and the filmmakers really let the beauty of life shine forth, especially by showing their own lives in such a vulnerable way. This story was truly inspirational and reminds us that, no matter how different people may be in culture, religion, or background, they are all human and deserve the love of others. Additionally, the score for this film was excellently suited for the content and really made the experience even more rich. I highly recommend this film!

Today, I was fortunate enough to attend a screening of The Human Experience at  Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament church in Bayside, New York.  Not only that, but two of the filmmakers, Cliff and Michael, came and answered questions after the film.  It was a really amazing movie and I hope and pray it will be inspirational and fortifying to those who see it, and that it will give people new courage to stand up for the truth and live their faith with renewed life.

The Human Experience is available on DVD here through the film company, Grassroots Films.

For more information on the St. Francis House in Brooklyn, where the young men first met, visit the St. Francis House website.



  1. I’d heard of Grassroots Films and seen their shorts “Fishers of Men” and “God in the Streets,” both of which are slick. I hadn’t heard of the St. Francis House, which sounds like an outstanding ministry.

  2. Thank you for the review. I can’t wait to see this!

  3. @Samuel – I haven’t seen “Fishers of Men” yet, but I hope to. I’ve heard great things about it.

    @Luciana – Has any north Jersey group tried to do a showing with the filmmakers? That would be awesome.

  4. Hi Christine, I have just came across your nice blog, by clicking from Seraphic Singles:). I liked your post about the confession situation and I do totally agree with what you said there. It seems that you are based in NY – so am I. If you come to the city sometime and would like to meet/grab a coffee together, please write me at my e-mail address (hopefully you can see it as the moderator of your own commbox, right?). With best regards,

  5. @M. L. – Thanks for the comment. I’m sending you an e-mail.

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