The "Becoming Truly Human" Film
Aspiration Studios Announces 2017 Premiere Date for Documentary
BECOMING TRULY HUMAN
Movie Events to Take Place in Churches and Alternative Venues Across the Country Beginning This August
Nashville, Tenn. (July 18, 2017) – Aspiration Studios has announced the newest title they will bring exclusively to churches and various non-theatrical venues late this summer. BECOMING TRULY HUMAN, the first feature film about America’s religiously unaffiliated, will be programmed in venues beginning August 22, 2017.
BECOMING TRULY HUMAN is a documentary that looks at the rise of the “Nones” (those who check “none of the above” on religion surveys). Multiple research groups report that this group has risen from roughly 6% of the U.S. population in the 1990s to 25% as of 2015. To date, little research exists on this growing demographic.
The film offers a cinematic portrait of eight “Nones,” each of whom shares his or her journey from religious affiliation to religious non-affiliation. The film hears from each individually and as a group, as they share their respective views about religion, the world, God, the afterlife, and much more. Woven throughout, one None, Basil, shares how his quest for spiritual wholeness ultimately led him from religious non-affiliation to something else entirely.
“Our research has found that because ‘Nones’ are outside of religious circles, they rarely voice their thoughts on religion or even have the opportunity to do so,” said Nathan Jacobs, writer and director of BECOMING TRULY HUMAN. “It’s a powerful experience for these ‘Nones’ to hear what others are thinking and know they are not alone.”
The film will be released in churches and alternative venues through TheatriCast, the demand-driven distribution initiative from Aspiration Studios. Freestyle Digital Media will handle the digital release of the film, which is timed to later in 2017.