Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story

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Backs Against the Wall wins an Emmy!

Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story was recognized at the 61st Emmys® for the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter with the award for Outstanding Documentary – Historical. Read more about it here!

Howard Thurman Papers Vol. 5 Out Now

The latest and final volume of The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman is now available. It was edited by Dr. Walter Earl Fluker, Thurman scholar and professor at Boston University. See a short video about it here.

Jean Vanier, Founder of L'Arche, Dies at 90

Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche communities for the intellectually disabled has passed away at the age of 90. He was the subject of Journey Films’ first documentary, The Heart Has Its Reasons. Filmmaker Martin Doblmeier pays tribute in our latest newsletter. 

Recent Film

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.

Recent Film


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.

About Us

Journey Films

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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