The Compassionate Vision of Owsley Brown

The Compassionate Vision of Owsley Brown

Rabbi Rami talks to Owsley Brown about his latest documentary Serenade for Haiti and the upcoming Festival of Faiths. A review of the film appears in the March/April issue of Spirituality & Health magazine.


Owsley Brown is a documentary filmmaker and social entrepreneur whose work explores and promotes cultural, spiritual and civic life. Owsley’s films include Night Waltz, the story of American writer/composer Paul Bowles, which won the award for best documentary at the 15th Independent Spirit Awards, and Music Makes A City, which chronicled the improbable creation and triumph of the Louisville Orchestra in the 1950’s for PBS. Serenade for Haiti (Serenad pou Ayiti) is Owsley’s third feature documentary film. Owlsey is known in his native city of Louisville as host and producer of the Festival of Faiths, a founding board member of the Kentucky School of Art and as an advisor to Mayor Greg Fischer on his compassion initiatives. Owsley is also on the boards of the Sustainable Food Alliance, Center for Interfaith Relations and Roxie Theater.

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