Documentary Film: Faces of Emmanuel

Beginning with images of artificial faces within the church—stained glass, sculptures and painted images—the film then opens up to the people of Emmanuel Church and the values that they share.
Puppets at Emmanuel Church
Puppets in a procession through the church. Emmanuel houses the Boston Puppeteers’ Collaborative and a puppet lending library.
Statuary at Emmanuel Church
Beginning with images of artificial faces within the church—stained glass, sculptures and painted images—the film then opens up to the people of Emmanuel Church and the values that they share.
Service work at Emmanuel Church
Performing service work with a group from Emmanuel Church, a young woman paints at St. Mark’s Church in Dorchester.

'Project' => 'Plan, film and edit a documentary about the radically welcoming spirit of the community at Emmanuel Church in Boston. ',

'Challenges' => 'In under ten minutes, tell a complete and compelling story about an incredibly complex and layered organization.',

'Solutions' => 'Seek out interviews with people heavily involved in different aspects of the life of the community and ask them provocative questions about the church and their experiences. Film church services and events for many weeks. In the editing room, transcribe hours of interviews, choose the best moments, and find a story within them. Combine the interview footage with related footage of events within the church, and then utilize music that I recorded during church services to create an audio mix that supports each speaker.'

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