The Sharing Project is a 29 minute non-fiction film, philosophical journey, personal narrative, and nature film, all intertwined together to explore the meaning of sharing. It’s a topic that filmmaker Joel Tauber and his young son Zeke find incredibly complex and confusing. So, Tauber seeks clarity from experts in different fields; including philosopher Christian Miller, homeless center director Derwin L. Montgomery, and psychologist Jessica Sommerville. Joel and Zeke then turn to the site of the forgotten commune, Happyville (1905-1908); hoping that the landscape that had once inspired the Utopia Seekers, will also inspire them – reminding them that we’re all connected to the land, and therefore each other; and that sharing is an ideal worth striving for.
Awarded “Best International Documentary Film” at the 2019 Vintage International Film Festival (Kolhapur, India).
Official Selection of the 2019 Oaxaca FilmFest (Oaxaca, Mexico); the 2019 DTLA Film Festival (Los Angeles, California, USA); the 2019 YoFiFest, The Yonkers Film Festival (Yonkers, New York, USA); the 2019 Vintage International Film Festival (Kolhapur, India); and the 2019 Kala Samruddhi International Film Festival (Mumbai, India).
The USA premiere of the film is occurring at the DTLA Film Festival on Friday October 25 at 6 pm at Regal LA Live: Theater 12 (A Barco Innovation Center. 1000 West Olympic Boulevard. Los Angeles, CA 90015).
The New York, USA premiere is happening at YoFiFest, The Yonkers Film Festival on Friday November 8 at 3:30 pm at the Atrium Theater at the Yonkers Riverfront Library (1 Larkin Center Yonkers, NY 10701).