Alma Har’el

This week, Sam sits down with Honey Boy director Alma Har’el. She discusses the sacrificial act of independent filmmaking, the synchronicity of her art and experiences, how making Love True healed her childhood trauma, finding romance in her parents’ turbulent relationship, the profundity of working on Obama’s 2008 campaign, her nonprofit’s mission to change the consciousness of society, feeling close to strangers watching her film, and finally, examining her own story in projects to come.


  • Check out Honey Boy at a theater near you now! Info here.
  • To learn more about Free the Bid, Alma’s organization dedicated to women filmmakers, go here.
  • Visit Alma’s personal website!

llustrations by Krishna Shenoi. Music by Dylan Peck and Jinsang.

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