Backs Against The Wall
Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story explores the extraordinary life and legacy of one of the most important religious figures of the 20th century. Born the grandson of slaves, Thurman became a “spiritual foundation” for the Civil Rights Movement, inspiring many of its leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr, Jesse Jackson and Congressman John Lewis. Winner of the 2018 Emmy® (National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter) for Outstanding Documentary – Historical.
An American Conscience
Although he may be best remembered as the author of the famed “Serenity Prayer,” Reinhold Niebuhr — an American-born pastor, writer, and outspoken political activist — became as one of the most influential public theologians in American history. Over a career spanning a half-century, he was a moral voice – a conscience – during some of the nation’s most defining eras. In 1948, Time magazine selected Reinhold Niebuhr for its cover story for the 25th anniversary issue, a testament to the public theologian’s importance to the wider American culture.
CHAPLAINS is a 2-hour documentary film that takes the viewer into the dynamic world of chaplains – men and women who represent their own particular faith tradition but are trained to be of comfort and support to everyone – religious or not.
With a tradition dating back centuries, chaplains today are on the front lines – often in the midst of life and death situations – where the questions are the deepest and the need for spiritual and pastoral care the greatest.
Journey Films was founded in 1983 by award-winning filmmaker Martin Doblmeier as a television and film production company specializing in religion, faith and spirituality. Journey Films has produced more than 30 documentary films that have aired on PBS, ABC, NBC, the BBC and on broadcast outlets around the world. Journey’s films have been translated into more than a dozen languages. In all, Journey Films have won six Gabriel Awards for the nation’s best film on a topic of religion, three awards at the US International Film and Television Festival, the Sun Valley Film Festival and many others.
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