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Faith-Filled Film Gets Funding

A smiling, exuberant Denise Johnson sets an example for following your dream, no matter how impossible in might seem. Having left her long-time job in the technology industry, she is now near completion of her amazing documentary.

A large crowd of supportive old friends and new friends joined her at the Tibet House in New York for a fundraising evening of food, musical entertainment, and a sneak preview of this important film.

VISION OF FAITH is shot in the sacred city of Allahabad (Prayag), India, documenting the unparalleled spiritual gathering of over 70 million people, who came together in January 2001 to celebrate the oldest religious gathering in the annals of earth's history -- The Maha Kumbh Mela. A microcosmic gathering of such magnitude assumes symbolic significance through the inner eyes of the film as the director offers a rare opportunity to examine the symbiotic relationship between unity and diversity.

Supporting the director's core assertion that "we are six billion distant family members separated at birth by region, reason, religion and race but are still one family," VISION OF FAITH explores the theme of unity within the context of spiritual and cultural diversity. From this unique perspective, Ms. Johnson probes beneath the surface of this festival in search of its heartbeat, its conscience, and raison d'etre.

If you're interested in learning more or would like to donate, go to the Vision of Faith website at:

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