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Praying with Lior (DVD) - Item#: FRF 913140D

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PRAYING WITH LIOR introduces Lior Liebling, also called "the little rebbe." Lior has Down syndrome, and has spent his entire life praying with utter abandon. Is he a "spiritual genius" as many around him say? Or simply the vessel that contains everyone's unfulfilled wishes and expectations? Lior - whose name means "my light" - lost his mother at age six, and her words and spirit hover over the film. While everyone agrees Lior is closer to God, he's also a burden, a best friend, an inspiration, and an embarrassment, depending on which family member is speaking. As Lior approaches Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony different characters provides a window into life spent "praying with Lior." The movie poses difficult questions such as what is "disability" and who really talks to God? Told with intimacy and humor, PRAYING WITH LIOR is a family story, a triumph story, a grief story, a divinely-inspired story. (Documentary, 2007)

Directed by: Ilana Trachtman

WINNER OF BEST DOCUMENTARY at five Jewish Film Festivals

"Captivating ... makes believers of us all."-LA Times

"Poignant and profound."-Philadelphia Inquirer

"Warm-hearted and mesmerizing, made with equal parts admiration and astonishment." -NY Sun

"Praying with Lior bores deep into your soul. That's a pretty good definition of a religious experience."-Box Office Magazine


87 min. * Color * English with optional Spanish Subtitles
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