Review: Dar Dowling directs amazing documentary ‘Hineni’

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Dar Dowling
Dar Dowling. Photo Courtesy of Dar Dowling.

Filmmaker and director Dar Dowling has directed an incredible documentary “Hineni.” #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos hast the scoop.

It will have its world premiere at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, on July 18th.

In Hebrew, “Hineni” translates into “Here I am, God.” It follows one transgender man’s conversion to conversative Judaism. It is filled with stimulating interviews, rare footage, and contrary to what people may think, it doesn’t get too preachy.

“Hineni” is a compelling documentary from start to finish, and it will sustain the audience’s attention for its entire duration. It delves into the journey of Moshe, a transgender man, who felt a profound calling to convert to conservative Judaism, and he answered it.

The film follows Moshe every step of the way from his decision to embark on this conversion process to the touching personal moments, which include some intimate discussions with the Rabbi. Dar Dowling deserves a round of applause for a job well done for her vision and direction.

Without giving too much away, “Hineni” needs to be seen and experienced by all!

The Verdict

Overall, “Hineni” is a riveting and powerful documentary by Dar Dowling. It will certainly push the envelope, and it will spark conversations among the viewers. “Hineni” garners 4.5 out of 5 stars. Well done.