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New Documentary on Religious Right

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New Documentary on Religious Right

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RESOURCE: Documentary on Religion & U.S. PoliticsDocumentary film available for screenings and for review. (We are seeking reviewers, based in North America, with an existing relationship with academic print journals, online journals, association newsletters, email listservs, etc. Reviews must be submitted by reviewers; First Run/Icarus Films cannot submit.) Interested persons should contact me directly, off-list.WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE: GEORGE W. BUSH AND THE RISE OF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT[link=http://www.frif.com/new2004/with.html newwindow]Read Full Description Here[/link]Eschewing the polarizing tone of many political documentaries, WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE relates the postwar political history of the Religious Right in evangelical conservatives' own words, including Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, Paul Weyrich, Jerry Falwell, Bush confidante Doug Wead, former White House speechwriter David Frum, and Don Poage, an oil-business associate and Bible-study colleague of Bush's from Midland, TX.Part one, THE EARLY CRUSADES traces the movement back to its postwar roots, and explores evangelical leaders' rocky relationships with several American Presidents, including Nixon, Carter and the first Bush. Part two, THE REAL DEAL then focuses in on the evangelical journey of George W. Bush, from "sinner, believer, to President," from his Midland midlife crisis to the war in Iraq, the film opens a window onto how the President's beliefs inform his decisions as Commander-in Chief.
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