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Spiritual Audacity with Filmmaker Martin Doblmeier

Date: November 4, 2021 6:00 pm

Venue: Online via Zoom - RSVP Below

Join filmmaker Martin Doblmeier, of Journey Films, for a screening and discussion on his new film Spiritual Audacity: Abraham Joshua Heschel Story.

Those who sign up for the online event with award-winning producer Martin Doblmeier at 6pm November 4th will receive two links. One is for the discussion on November 4th with Martin. The other will be provided 48 hours prior to the discussion on November 4th, and will give you access to the film, which we encourage you to watch on your own time before the online event.

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most remarkable and inspiring figures of the American 20th Century. He was a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr and the entire Civil Rights Movement, a leading critic of the Vietnam War, a champion for Soviet Jews and a pioneer in the work of interfaith dialogue.

Spiritual Audacity combines archival photographs and rarely seen footage, as well as interviews with Civil Rights leaders Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Young, Pulitzer-prize winning historian Taylor Branch, public theologian Cornel West, Jewish Theological Seminary Chancellor Arnold Eisen, daughter Susannah Heschel and others. Also featured is artist Marc Chagall’s depiction of the Hebrew prophets, and Ilya’s Schor’s paintings and woodcuts of Hasidic life.

Martin Doblmeier holds degrees in Religious Studies, Broadcast Journalism and honorary degrees in Fine Arts and Humane Letters. Since 1984 he has produced and directed more than 30 films focused on religion, faith and spirituality. Martin combines a lifelong interest in religion with a passion for storytelling. Over the years he has traveled on location to more than forty countries to profile numerous religious leaders, spiritual communities, heads of state and Nobel Laureates. His films explore how belief can lead individuals to extraordinary acts, how spirituality creates and sustains communities and how faith is lived in extraordinary ways.

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