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Behold the Earth is a feature-length musical documentary that inquires into America's divorce from nature, built out of conversations with leading biologists and evangelical Christians, and directed by David Conover. Filmmakers' blog is below.

We have chosen to speak with leaders in the evangelical Christian community because many of these people of faith are seeing that the care of creation is perhaps the most urgent and necessary expression of their belief and their community life.  Historically, the community has also been one of the most popular and influential forces shaping American identity.  They continue to be so.  From the complete number of posts on this website, we have selected the posts likely to be of most direct interest to evangelical Christians and listed them below.  A collection of all posts can be found at Behold the Earth.

Distribution of Film

We will be distributing this film direct to churches, as well as to Christian colleges and universities.  We are in discussions with television broadcasters, and will also be presenting it at festivals and conferences.  More details will be listed on this page as venues and schedules are finalized.  In the meantime, the film is available for pay-per-view purchase on the streaming video service VIMEO. See below. VIMEO is similar to NETFLIX but instead of a monthly subscription fee, you can pay one-time for viewing one film, with no further obligation. VIMEO does require submitting your email address for a free account, if you do not already have such an account.

 

Premiere Screening Sold Out

Many thanks to the Environmental Film Festival for hosting our premiere. Founder Flo Stone, Board Member Bill Stetson, Director Maryanne Culpepper, and their entire team put on another incredible year of films and public events. A lively Q & A followed the screening at the E Street Cinema.

Rhiannon Giddens in Nashville

A few weeks ago, we completed our last music scene, working with Rhiannon Giddens in Nashville. She is a Grammy Award–winning violinist, vocalist and banjo player, and a founding member of African-American folk interpreters Carolina Chocolate Drops. Her recent solo debut was produced by T Bone Burnett, and is called TOMORROW IS MY TURN. We are very pleased that Rhiannon contributed a tune to our production, with the collaboration and accompaniment of BEHOLD THE EARTH’S musician and song composer Dirk Powell.

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Katherine Hayhoe in Texas

My last interview for the film was completed thursday with climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe. She authored A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions

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Ten Thousand Charms

This hymn of praise first came to my ears through a version sung by western singer Martha Scanlon.  Beautiful!  Here, Dirk Powell’s daughters Amelia (age 16) and Sophie (age 13) bring the song to life under a 400-year-old Live Oak tree in the deep south. Also on board for the final stretch… Director of Photography David Wright and longtime colleague and second DP/Producer/Sound man Darryl Czuchra. Fantastic!

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