"Screenings July beginning Oberlin College Oberlin OH Touched By"
Screenings July 20&21, 2007 beginning 9:00PM Oberlin College, Oberlin OH Touched By Truth For Those Who Stayed Directed by GCCUIC of the UMC Directed by Karen M. Brummund Produced by Hilly Hicks Friday night (5min) Friday night (8min) Nicea The Invisible Gaze Directed by Nick Lacy Directed by Karen M. Brummund Produced with David Sanchez Friday night (5min) Friday night (5min) Poem of 1000 Sheets Contemplation of Death Directed by Karen M. Brummund Directed by Arion M. Lillard Friday night (6min) Friday night (17min) One Body, Many Parts The Return of the Holy Relics Directed by Alice I. Rose Directed by Nicholas J. Furris Produced with Christ Church United Methodist Saturday night (19min) Friday night (4min) Cultural Shock-From Nairobi to Copenhagen Hell on Earth Directed by Anders Laugesen Directed by Sarah Gibson Produced by Peter Williams Saturday night (13min) Saturday night (28min) As part of its fiftieth anniversary celebration, “On Being Christian Together,” the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA is sponsoring Oikumene, a festive screening of ten short films chosen to illuminate the complexity, challenges, joy, and beauty of being Christian together. The films, selected for their capacity to visually communicate compelling insights into the unity of Christ’s Church and the ecumenical tasks of our time, address such themes as the healing of memories, cultural difference, epistemological fragmentation, and personal transformation. Their aesthetic approaches vary as widely as the communities that produced them. From the gritty abstractions of Karen Brummund to the historiography of Nick Lacy to the poignant contemplative approach of Arion Lillard and the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns of the United Methodist Church to the whimsical dancing body parts of Alice Rose to the crisp documentary style of Sarah Gibson, Nicholas Furris and Anders Laugesen, this collection proclaims “one Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Eph. 4:5) in the diverse voices of our time.