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"Intriguingly deadpan"

--Village Voice, New York



"Mana - Beyond Belief": Filmmakers Peter Friedman and Roger Manley look at an array of situations and objects that, in the minds of various people or groups, possess power. Friedman and Manley's juxtaposition of portraits of people and objects had moviegoers buzzing about the meanings and importance reflected in this collection.

--INDIEWIRE (at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam)



A big rock covered with gold leaves, lying on the edge of a mountainside. A blossoming cherry tree illuminated against the dark sky. A close-up piece of red, marbled, tuna fish. Three of the many magnificent images in MANA--Beyond Belief. The film was shot in high definition video and the visual quality does justice to the medium in this visually appealing work. . .the film is indeed a visual treat and a feel-good experience. . .the kind of viewing mode where one leans back and simply enjoys.

--DOX, The European Documentary Magazine


"The film Mana - beyond belief is a poetic and original documentary about the importance that we add to things by our own thoughts and ideas. A balm for anyone who gets annoyed by the superficial. . .

--Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden


For an interview with Peter Friedman in India's national daily newspaper see