Lea has produced with the National Film Board of Canada since 2006. Her recent production, My Prairie Home, was a 2014 Canadian Screen Award nominee for Best Feature-Length Documentary. The Portrait, by Oscar-nominated director Hubert Davis, premiered on both the BBC and CBC's documentary Channel in 2012. Lea co-produced the interactive documentary The Next Day in 2011, and Examined Life in 2008. She is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre's Producers' Lab.
Lea Marin will be speaking about the collaboration between the CRRF and the NFB in the creation of THE FAITH PROJECT.
The Faith Project is an interactive documentary featuring evocative short films about prayer in the modern world. Go inside the hearts of seven major faiths to inner, personal landscapes that are sacred yet surprisingly accessible. Be as close as a heartbeat, and listen to the private thoughts and conflicting emotions that swirl in the minds of everyday practitioners. Go past dogma and enter unique spaces where prayer survives despite distraction, time constraints and temptations.
The presentation will include the screening of two of the films and a power point presentation of the App which is anticipated for release later this year.
The project was developed in support of the furtherance of the CRRF's program entitled Interfaith and Belonging: A Civic Education and Engagement Initiative, to promote dialogue and civic engagement among and between faith-based communities.