Set against the backdrop of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the tension between Jewish and Muslim students on many college campuses, the short documentary film Of Many focuses on the transformative partnership between New York University chaplains Rabbi Yehuda Sarna and Imam Khalid Latif. They’re the leaders of NYU’s “Of Many” Institute of Multifaith Leadership, a program that brings students of many faiths together for service learning trips, trainings, and workshops to encourage harmonious relationships on campus. In this behind-the-scenes interview, they discuss their own unorthodox friendship as a powerful example for students learning to bridge differences.
Of Many, an official selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, was directed by NYU’s Linda Mills, Vice Chancellor for Global Programs and University Life, Associate Vice Chancellor for Admissions and Financial Support, NYU Abu Dhabi, and Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor. Chelsea Clinton is its executive producer.