I’m on my way to the Tribeca Film Festival to see the world premiere of Love Hate Love, an inspiring documentary profiling three families whose lives are changed forever by terrorists. Instead of wallowing in their unimaginable grief, these amazing people are now dedicating their lives to help others.
Two of my friends and former co-workers, Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, produced and directed the film. It seems only fitting that they would create such a powerful documentary. You see, these two fine people are a force of nature unto themselves, inspiring others with their hard work, dedication, and sense of what’s good and right in this world. I’ve seen it first-hand while working with them for several years at KNTV, the NBC Station in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Now they’ve moved onto a world stage, literally traveling the globe to tell the stories of Liz and Steve Alderman, Esther Hyman, and Ben Tullipan. Plenty of documentaries show the horrors of terrorism. Love Hate Love doesn’t ignore that, but instead of focusing on the atrocities, Dana and Don use their talents to show the good that can come out of something so evil, and do so in a way that captures your attention and doesn’t let go.
Love Hate Love shows the power of a parent’s love, the bond of sisters even in death, and the strong will of the human spirit. These families never give up, and neither do Dana and Don. It’s not an easy road, but it’s a trip worth taking, and a film worth watching.
I can’t wait for a thousand people to do just that tomorrow night and I’m also hoping for a much wider distribution in the near future.