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The Sharing Project is a series of written stories, an art installation, and a feature length film by Joel Tauber that explores the meaning of sharing. It begins with the seemingly simple task of Tauber teaching his young son Zeke to share. As Zeke and Joel struggle to understand what sharing means and how much they should share, experts in different fields offer their thoughts, creating more complexity and questions. In pursuit of answers, Zeke and Joel turn to the forgotten Socialist Jewish commune of Happyville (1905-1908) in South Carolina, hoping that some of the mysteries of sharing are buried in the traces of the utopian community.

Funding for The Sharing Project has been generously provided by Wake Forest University and The Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts via The Grand Central Art Center.