95. Christian Movies (Usually) Suck: Laina Barakat

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Independent film director, writer, and producer Laina Barakat knew from an early age that “Christian movies” just weren’t cutting it. She shares her journey of making films that actually move hearts. Laina tells the story of starting her own production studio, Wayward Ark Productions, as well as her experiences of collaboration while creating her 8beats film. She discusses with Anthony the four hour Russian film that changed her life, the boarding school that somehow didn’t crush her spirit, and her approach to embracing controversial topics while staying grounded in truth.

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Resources mentioned in this episode: Tribe by Sebastian Junger, Sufjan Stevens, Werckmesiter Harmonies by Béla Tarr