Film poster

Film poster

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Luminous Journey now on YouTube!

We are pleased to share the news that Luminous Journey: 'Abdu'l-Bahá in America, 1912 is now available, and completely free on the Official Luminous Journey YouTube Channel:

Here you can watch the whole film (2.5 hours) or the film in two sections (1.25 hours each) or access the different geographical segments (26) and also see the behind-the-scenes videos. 

Communities have been sponsoring Zoom screenings, usually over two nights, with some discussion about the themes or stories of the film. And now we are working on a new film, 'Abdu'l-Bahá in France! 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Screening at Persian Conference!

Our second screening of the Persian-language version of Luminous Journey occurred this afternoon at the Friends of Persian Culture conference in the Chicago area. Probably 200 people or so came in to see the film; we were able to show 1:15 min. of it, and then announce its DVD availability in the bookstore.

One woman from Dubai bought 2 copies, and a number of people from Australia did as well. Somehow, it is very touching to me that the film will go out to these places.  Here I am, introducing the film.

And here is Jon Rezin and I at his 9 Star Media Booth. . . . He has multiple arms in the panoramic shot!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

World Premiere! Persian Version

Thursday, August 6, 2015  2:00–4:00 pm
Association for Baha'i Studies Conference

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Friday, July 24, 2015

Persian version of Luminous Journey

Our Persian version of Luminous Journey is finally at the replication company! What a long, hard, worthy project--with many challenges! We are grateful to all who helped us with it.  We'll have several hundred copies at the ABS conference, which will be the screening premiere. Then more at the Persian conference in Chicago! 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Evaluation of Luminous Journey, by a Film Student

One of my students at the Art Institute borrowed a copy of the film.  She filled out a film sheet in response; I will put her answers below! 

Sound: the soundtrack is excellent, with perfect variations to lead the narration and different transitions very well done.

Lighting: there are some brighter scenes outdoors that are difficult to control but almost perfect with indoor scenes.

Editing: the editing is done well between photographs and live images and special effects.

Time sequence: the sequence is set perfectly by 'Abdu'l-Baha himself.

Cinematography: good. Very rich colors especially with the scenic sequences.

Costumes: excellent perfect period costumes and props.

Other: It is clear the amount of work and time that was contributed.

It relates to my religious beliefs. Although raised as a Christian, I have always believed the way he influenced people to be, that all religions should be at peace with each other.

The film was very effective. I cannot believe that his history is not more prominent to be learned in the United States. I learned a great deal. I even watched some with my boyfriend, who was raised Catholic, and he was very interested and impressed by the way he was.

I think this is an extremely important history that needs to be shared throughout the world, especially here in the U.S.  He seemed to be a true prophet by the way he influenced so many people so positively. I would love to share this with family and friends because it applies to all of us--not one religion or race but humanity. I think this should be seen in churches of all types and in classes on religion.

(How's that for focus testing? I gave her the copy of the film to keep, so she can keep sharing it!) 

Friday, March 27, 2015

New tribute to the film . . .

It's been so long since we've posted anything! I need to add the photos from the DC trip--from back in November!

Today we got a very special message:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Special Programs in Washington, DC and Sterling, VA, Nov. 22–23

We are going to Washington, DC and Virginia this weekend! 

We'll be giving special programs on honor of the visit of 'Abdu'l-Bahá to the area: 

Saturday, November 22, 7:30–9:30 pm, Washington, DC Bahá’í Center

Sunday, November 23, 3:00–5:00 pm, NOVA Bahá’í Center, 
21415 Cardinal Glen Circle, Sterling, VA 20164. 

Copies of the DVD & Blu-ray DVD will be available, discount prices. 
All welcome. See fliers for each event.