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A Better Life: An exploration of joy and meaning in a world without God

2nd May 2015 · 7:00pm - 9:30pm

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 A Better Life: An exploration of joy and meaning in a world without God

There is no God. Now what? If this is the only life we have, how does that affect how we live our lives, how we treat each other, and cope with death. As a follow-up to one of Kickstarter’s most successful publishing projects, photographer, and filmmaker Chris Johnson introduces us to some of the many voices from his book. In this fascinating documentary, learn the stories behind the book in interviews with some of our greatest thinkers. Join Chris as he explores issues of joy and meaning and travels around the globe meeting people from all walks of life and backgrounds who challenge the false stereotypes of atheists as immoral and evil. From Daniel Dennett and A C Grayling to Julia Sweeney and Robert Llewellyn, learn the various ways many people have left religion to a better life filled with love, compassion, hope, and wonder.

Chris Johnson is a New York-based photographer and filmmaker. He received his undergraduate degree in film production (along with a minor in religious studies) from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. His photography has been seen in The New York Times. He has spent the last three years working on A Better Life, travelling across the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and other countries.

Apart from his own film and photographic work, he has also collaborated with artists and directors in various roles and capacities from assistant director and stage manager, for theatre, film, and print. His strong skill set in art direction and production design has been aptly demonstrated in his work on the films Les Mercredis de Rose by acclaimed Quebecois director Guylaine Dionne and The Pen and the Sword, produced in part by the National Film Board of Canada.

Chris is the recipient of the Kodak Award for Excellence in Filmmaking as well as the B.F. Lorenzetti Scholarship for Excellence in Filmmaking.

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