“New Men is a beautiful documentary that gives viewers a glimpse of an ancient spiritual tradition still viable in the 21st century.”

Critics’ Choice member R.C. Samo



New Men chronicles one year in the life of a Russian Orthodox monastery in rural West Virginia. The monk's reflections on shedding former identities to embrace new lives of prayerful asceticism are woven together with rarely seen moments of the community’s 1,700-year-old monastic tradition. As the brotherhood prepares for Pascha, the most important Orthodox holiday, Father Justin contemplates his upcoming final vows to live in the monastery until his death (48 minutes).

New Men to be Used in Courses at Duke University


New Men will be an excellent resource for several of my courses, including Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and His Times, Russian Short Fiction and Film, and my Medical Ethics and End of Life Care class. Russian Orthodoxy is a central part of Russian culture that is difficult for students to understand and New Men shows the inner workings of Russian Orthodoxy in an elegant, powerful, and legible way.

—Dr. Jehanne Gheith, Duke University

Digital Site License


This license is for colleges and universities to make New Men available for students and faculty in class or for research. After purchase, you will receive a link to download a high-quality digital file of the film along with a PDF file of your license.





1-year License This license grants your institution the right to upload and host the film on an internal server for use in-class or for research for one year from the date of purchase.

$150
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3-year License This license grants your institution the right to upload and host the film on an internal server for use in-class or for research for three years from the date of purchase.

$225
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In Perpetuity License This license grants your institution the right to upload and host the film on an internal server for use in-class or for research in perpetuity.

$300
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