Sources of Strength
Let the Church Say Amen tells the story of a tiny storefront church in Washington, D.C.s Shaw neighborhood through the lives of four of its members. Like many who live in inner cities, each person fights homelessness, poverty, violence, and a limited economic future, but the World Missions for Christ Church and its family are a tremendous source of support. An intimate, gritty documentary about the saving grace urban churches offer. Airs March 29 on PBS.
Faith and Tolerance
Filmmaker Menachem Daum (center) was worried about the increasing religious intolerance of his two ultra-Orthodox sons. To them, non-Jews were incurably anti-Semitic. So Daum took them on a trip to Poland to find the Christian family who hid their grandfather and his brothers for two years during the Holocaust. Hiding and Seeking, an 85-minute film co-produced by Daum now out on DVD, beautifully documents the physical and emotional journey the family took. www.firstrunfeatures.com
Wisdom from Elders