Saturday, November 28, 2009

"The Adventists" Documentary to Air on PBS


Image Credit: Journey Films

The Adventists,” is a new documentary film that will air on PBS. Filmmaker Martin Doblmeier explorers the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s health care system. The film comes at a time when the United States Congress debates over health care reform in the U.S.


The documentary re-enacts important events in how the Adventist Church was founded and includes scenes about the Adventist-created Battle Creek Sanitarium. The film highlights Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Dr. Leonard Bailey, who became famous for the transplant of a baboon’s heart to “Baby Fae.” It also follows one family’s fight to keep their 5-month old son alive.


Image Credit: Progress-Index.com
Image Credit: The Progress-Index

Doblmeier compared The Adventists to one of his previous films (The Power of Forgiveness) in which it was able to start thousand of conversations around the country on the topic of forgiveness.


“I think the same thing can happen with ‘The Adventists’ film, because it speaks to the wider community issues, it speaks to basic human issues of health and holistic living,” said Doblmeier. “Our hope is that maybe over the course of the next couple of years, plenty of conversations will happen around the film and the issues that are raised in the film.”


“The Adventists” is expected to be released on DVD in January 2010 and is scheduled to air on PBS in April 2010.


Below, you can watch the trailer and several clips of the new documentary.



Watch more clips from the film by clicking the link below.


"The Great Disappointment"


"3D Computer Images of the Body"


"3D Computer Images of the Heart"


"George Knight on John Harvey Kellogg"


"Dr. Vipul Patel in Robotic Surgery"


See the rest of the video clips on YouTube.

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13 comments:

Jacquelyn said...

I am quite excited about this documentary. Thank you for sharing these clips!

Anonymous said...

does it going to have subtitles and is going to be just in English or it will be in another language too...

jshives said...

Thanks for the clips. Going to the screening of it tonight at the Forest Lake Church in Orlando, Florida. Should be good.

Jason

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what is the actual date and time that it will air? I want to make sure that I don't miss it.... thanks.

Elder W J Flowers said...

The Amazing Love of God for His people has orchestrated that this documentary will broadcast while the Sabbath School Lesson this quarter has us studying Health/Happiness

Anonymous said...

Are those "bonnets" that the women are wearing or did Adventist women wear "coverings" in times pasts? I am just curious to know.
Thanks for the clips. I can't wait to watch this.

A Sabbath Blog said...

The scene you are referring to is a reenactment set in the 1800's. If we're not mistaken, bonnets were popular among American women back in time.

Anonymous said...

I saw The "Adventists" at Pioneer Memorial Church last week. It was fantastic! It was much more than I had expected. Do not miss the chance to see it!

Anonymous said...

How can I find out WHEN in April PBS will be airing The Adventists documentary? So far, all I've seen is that it will be shown in April.

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A Sabbath Blog said...

Here is the list of air dates (PDF):

http://www.journeyfilms.com/files/Adventists%20Airdates%20at%203-25-10.pdf

Source: Journey Films

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Ruby at Animal Camp said...

I always enjoy watching documentaries because of the way it stays as real as it is. Not much special effects and very close to what really is happening around us.

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