Becoming Truly Human
2017 / 85 minutes / TV-PG
BECOMING TRULY HUMAN is a documentary that explores the rise of the “nones” — those that claim no religious affiliation. As of 2015, multiple surveys report that this growing segment consists of roughly 25% of the U.S. population. This trend has been met with enthusiasm from atheists and concern from religious groups.
BECOMING TRULY HUMAN challenges both these responses by providing an alternative perspective on the “nones,” as individuals on a spiritual journey with an unknown destination. The film offers seven honest and vulnerable cinematic portraits of "nones," alongside the story of one former "none" whose path leads to Eastern Orthodoxy. This juxtaposition offers an alternative picture of the nones, one defined not by non-affiliation but by a search for something deeper than the religion of their youth.