The Common Good

World Premiere of New Documentary: The Line

Source: Sojourners
Date: September 26, 2012


26 September 2012

CONTACTS: Carrie Adams,

Over 1,100 Nationwide Screenings--Attendees Will Push Poverty as Central Election Issue
Significant Screenings in Key States: Virginia, Colorado, Florida, Ohio.

Washington, D.C., 9/26/2012 --

            As part of a broader campaign to bring to light the new faces of poverty in the aftermath of the recession, national Christian non-profit Sojourners has produced a documentary film called The Line, from Emmy-Award winning writer and producer Linda Midgett. The thirty-minute film uncovers the emerging and entrenched faces of poverty in our country—such as the suburban used-to-be-banker, who now relies on a food pantry; to an aging career fisherman, whose shrimp-catching business has been devastated by the recent oil spill in the Gulf. 

            The world premiere, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on October 2nd, 2012, will be accompanied by over a thousand simultaneous screenings--in churches, campuses, living rooms, and community centers across the country. Immediately following the film will be a panel discussion featuring the president and CEO of Sojourners, Jim Wallis, The Line director Linda Midgett, and other invited guests.

WHAT: World Premiere of The Line        
WHERE: The Gwendolyn and Morris Cafritz Theatre
Columbia Heights Education Campus
3101 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20010
WHEN: Beginning promptly at 8:00pm*

For more information on The Line, find a screening, watch the trailer, or to learn more about the world premiere, visit

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Sojourners' mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world. Visit, and

*Seating is first come first serve. Because this event will be filmed and we are unable to provide late entry, please be seated by 7:30 p.m.

The Line was generously supported by contributions from World Vision, Oxfam America, Bread for the World, Christian Community Development Association, The MacArthur Foundation, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation.