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When COVID closed movie theatres not long after the premiere of "Heart of Africa", the film's Congolese filmmaker was quarantined in Utah. With another side to their story already filmed, he decided to get to work making another film. To tell the rest of the story. That film premieres this week, here is how it came to be.
For many years I have collected stories about heaven. My collection includes not only the heaven we go home to when we graduate from earth life, but the heaven we come from before we are born. The quest to understand these concepts has been a personal one and one we are now bringing to film.
The 20th annual LDS Film Festival happens this week with a full line-up of films for a four-day program celebrating the art of cinema. Event organizers are taking what they learned from COVID-19 safety guidelines to host an in-person festival at the Scera Center for the Arts in Orem, UT on Wednesday, February 24th – Saturday, February 27th.
In my judgment, the accounts of the witnesses to the Book of Mormon are at the very heart of the most fundamental claims of the Restoration. By attending to them, we concentrate on roots, not branches. And now we are able to explore them in a new medium: film.
Over the weekend, Meridian Magazine did a livestream interview with some of the key players from the upcoming film, Witnesses, which tells the untold story behind the witnesses of the golden plates. In case you missed it, here's your chance to watch the video.