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.
Upcoming screenings: Nov 12-14 at the Goa Short Film Festival in Panaji, India; Nov 13-14 at the Kerala Short Film Festival in Pallivasal, India; and Jan 25-31 (2022) at the Alibag Short Film Festival in Alibag, India.
Awarded “Best Experimental Film” at the 2021 Chauri Chaura International Film Festival (Gorakhpur, India), “Best International Documentary Film” at the 2019 Vintage International Film Festival (Kolhapur, India), and “Best International Documentary Short” at the 2019 LakeCity International Film Festival (Noida, India).
Official Selection of the 2021 Pune Short Film Festival (Pune, India), the 2021 Himachal Short Film Festival (Pune, India), the 2021 Samskara International Film Festival (Dehradun, India), the 2021 Nawada International Film Festival (Nawada, India), the 2019 Oaxaca FilmFest (Oaxaca, Mexico), the 2019 DTLA Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA, USA), the 2019 YoFiFest, The Yonkers Film Festival (Yonkers, NY, USA), and the 2019 Kala Samruddhi International Film Festival (Mumbai, India).
Additional film screenings (select): KunstZeughaus (Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, online, April 23-25, 2021)