Let the Church Say Amen

Directed by David Petersen
Film Movement
2004
87 Minutes
USA
English
African Diaspora, Documentary
Religion/Spirituality, Christianity, Black Studies
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Over the course of a year, Let the Church Say Amen chronicles the daily life surrounding World Missions for Christ Church in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Like many urban communities that haven't benefited from America's prosperity, these citizens face challenges that would be shocking for any U.S. city, let alone that of the nation's capital: Rampant drug abuse, unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and violence. Yet the strength of this community comes from the powerful faith of a storefront church of modest resources but great spiritual power. Years ago the space was a corner store, now it serves as a sanctuary where members gather every Sunday to sing, pray, testify and work through faith to change the community.

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    "A deeply moving 87 minutes that leave you feeling touched, renewed and refreshed - kind of like a great sermon."
    Nathalie Hopkinson, The Washington Post
  • Highest Rating
    "A modest but affecting portrait...viewers [will] care deeply about these people."
    Scott Foundas, Variety

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