Big week for me: our 70-minute documentary All God’s Children premiered in Germany. It’s played all over the US and Canada already – and in parts on Dutch television. But this was the first time I showed it back in my home country. It screened on May 18th at Kultursalon Roderich in Kreuzberg, Berlin.
About the film: Through the eyes of three families, All God’s Children tells the personal story of the first boarding school for children of missionaries to be investigated for abuse at the hands of the parents’ missionary colleagues. The survivors and parents share their journey of seeking justice, redemption and healing.
Flyers for All God’s Children Screening in Berlin
In order of what you see in the video: I made and distributed flyers, the awesome people of NetzwerkB, Shortcutz and Bang Bang Berlin posted about the screening on their blogs, I translated the film into German and added the subtitles, arriving at Kultursalon Roderich, sitting with friends outside before the screening and finally the actual showing of the film.
It was quite an overwhelming experience for me. I wrote about my thoughts that day on my blog. The screening itself, the audience reaction and the Q&A afterward all seemed to go well. It would have been better if Scott and someone from the film could have been there as well though.
The audience was wonderful and I’m so grateful for each person that came – including a friend I hadn’t seen since high school and people I only knew through YouTube, Twitter and Skype, respectively. The Expat Tribe was represented!