Festival to Premiere world’s first black Jesus in ‘Son of Man’
January 19th, 2006
African produced film, "Son of Man", will premiere on Sunday at the
US Sundance Festival in Utah. The makers are promoting it as the
world’s first black Jesus movie and will have Christ shown as an
The film was
made in the black township near Cape Town. It will challenge the
Western views of Jesus as a peaceful and gentle person, not to
mention his skin color. It will likely stir up a lot of debate and
controversy among Christians. The film undertone is the struggle of
political control and equality.
another film made in 1968 called “Black Jesus” and it is more
related to political commentary than a version of the story of the
life of Christ.
film festival was created by Robert Redford to give independent
filmmakers a chance to find an audience for their movies. Thousands
of filmmakers apply to have the opportunity to show their films at
this festival. The Sundance Film Festival started today and will go
through January 29th at several cities in Utah.
successful independent films have been rejected from the Sundance
Film Festival in the past; however it gives many filmmakers hope for
having a breakout hit by showing their film at this festival. This
will be the 25th year of the Sundance Film Festival.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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