We just got another glowing tribute to the film, from Derald Hendry, sent via email:
“I have just emerged from a breathtaking experience. I was actually immersed in the time of 1912. I have been anxiously waiting for my Blu-ray edition and viewed it with rapt attention today. What a marvelous production! As a former history teacher and a Bahá’í of 53 years, I KNOW what difficulties you must have experienced in this visual 'love letter' to the world—all the data, the photography, the script, the music, and so forth. Quite an undertaking and well worth the effort. I was actually stunned by its impact. For years I have been hoping someone would undertake this valuable task and I don't see how it could have been any better or more interestingly presented. It is time the world comes to know what His visit and love was all about. BRAVO! Your love, dedication and perseverance were obvious. I watched it again this morning . . . it touches me so much and will live forever in my heart!"
Derald also said that the film seemed SHORT to him. This is good; a few people have said it was too long--but then they also say that they were tired when they started to watch it! I like Derald's comment!
Sunday, November 3, 2013
|William Jennings Bryan house|
We can hardly keep up with everything! And more traveling to come--Bellevue, WA, and Little Rock!
In Lincoln, we visited the home of William Jennings Bryan and took many photos inside and video footage of the outside.
|See mention of 'Abdu'l-Bahá in text above|
|Lincoln Woman's Club|
|Speaking about the film|
|Reception after Film Screening|
|Young man we met at Persian Conf. & saw here!|
|Brian and Jenina--a delightful pair!|
|Jenina and I at a restaurant|
|One of the Bridges of Madison County|
|Saman, a young man we met at a cafe in Des Moines|
|With Tim's brother Steve in Minneapolis|
In Minneapolis, we got together with Tim's brother, Steve, who took us out to lunch and helped us set up for our evening film event--one of the best ever! The space was great; the audience receptive.
|Minneapolis Baha'i Center|