On October 30, PR Newswire reports about artistic and filmed Native American celebrations in their article, “Tens of Thousands Expected at Southern California’s Largest Native American Heritage Month Celebration.” They share how that second annual petroglyph festival at Ridgecrest, California will bring together the following: Inter-Tribal Powwow, Native American Film Showcase, Native Artists, and tours to Ancient Coso Petroglyphs.
In our nation and world troubled by racial unrest, violence, and increasing tragedies in loss of precious human life, artists and filmmakers continue to lead the way in promoting multi-cultural understanding, reconciliation, and redemption. Through film and streaming that is often free to the globe, artists and filmmakers reach the hearts, minds, and souls of audiences world-wide to make the compelling, captivating, and engaging case that every human life is of value and worthy of care, nurture, support, and most of all redemption. The arts help audiences celebrate diversity, while encouraging unity. Further, the arts uplift, inspire and give hope to audiences. Artists have always been on the forefront of encouraging, fostering, and facilitating multi-cultural understanding, compassion, and appreciation; but today more than ever their entertaining, educational, and enlightening gifts are increasingly available to the world through film and streaming technologies.
The finest American artistic centers provide rich, artistic, healing, as well as hopeful programming to the world live, through film, and through streaming. The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. currently continues to present ongoing live, free, and filmed streams of outstanding performances from its Millennium Stage. On its Millennium Stage, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. provides the best in artistry from around the world to the local and global community with ongoing, free entertainment that is live-streamed around the globe. The Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts includes the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, and the Susan Farrell Ballet. On its Millennium Stage, the Kennedy Center presents many free live broadcasts of the best in performing arts events by American and international artists. They also film for their archives, which are available online, videos of the performances on Kennedy Center.org. Wonderfully, there is no cost or tickets for these current, daily exquisite performances by renowned artists from around the world.
The Kids Euro Festival currently also continues in Washington, D.C. through November 8, 2015. The Kennedy Center continues to air in live streams and to film for archived enjoyment programs from this festival for all ages and all ethnic groups. The Kids Euro Festival has been presenting this two-week long festival of European arts and culture with more than 125 free activities to D.C. metro area children and their families, as well as to the globe through film and streaming. These performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, and more are gifts to the world by the 28 European Union Member States and more.
Artists and filmmakers through streaming technologies are creating awareness and compassion for those around the world in harm’s way. Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse and other Christian humanitarian organizations are using filmed and streamed video to bring worldwide attention to the plights and needs of the most vulnerable around the world. PBS and Netflix are two other leaders of the many streaming sources that provide a plethora of positive and constructive programming that fosters multi-cultural understanding, reconciliation, and redemption.
Today audiences around the world have more and more access to the best of artistic performances by the best of artists to bring eternal beauty, hope, and eternal redemption to their lives. Another example of artistic gifts to our nation and world that are facilitating desperately needed reconciliation, redemption, and revival of eternal hope and truth is in the ongoing, ever-improving, and ever-growing Renaissance of artistry and Reformation of content in Christian, “faith-based,” and redemptive films ( for theaters, DVDs, television, and most importantly streaming). We are seeing better and better quality and content in faith-based movies in theaters such as “War Room,” “Captive,” and “Woodlawn,” which will all likely stand the test of time on DVDs and streaming with many other redemptive movies with universal themes, appeal, and staying power.
The top-selling movies and DVDs have themes of redemption and reconciliation. October 30, On DVD Releases.com that the “War Room” continues after many weeks as the top-selling DVD in all categories, although it is available on DVD pre-order. “War Room,” that is about prayer and family reconciliation in an African American family (which has universal appeal for all families) is still in theaters. Other redemptive movies that have been top-sellers on DVD and that also encourage multi-cultural appreciation and reconciliation include the popular sports movies: “Woodlawn,” “McFarland,” and “When the Game Stands Tall.” These DVDs are all top choices for a range of ages as redemptive, reconciling, family movies with broad appeal for multi-ethnic audiences.
Artistic gifts that are divinely given and largely available to the world through film and streaming technologies are bringing the following to our needy world: compassion, understanding, unity in the midst of diversity, reconciliation, and most importantly eternal redemption.