Phil Allen, pastor, author, justice advocate and filmmaker joins hosts, Tanya and Ryan, in conversation to share more about his film, Open Wounds, and how filmmaking can be a powerful way to address current social justice struggles. He provides an outlook on the historical background of racism and how it is currently defined and present in modern society.
Listen to Phil as he shares how his background inspired him to become a mentor, educator and advocate for social justice and change, and how he uses filmmaking and his ministry job to do it.
1:50 — Story behind Phil’s Film: Open Wounds
7:00 — Telling stories as pastor vs. through film
9:00 — Racism in history
15:40 — Understanding systemic racism
20:20 — Disconnect between society and racism in history
21:41 — Sharing life experiences and helping in people’s spiritual journey
23:00 — Mentoring relationships
27:50 — Outlook on the future: creating spaces
30:00 — Authenticity in ministry & filmmaking
33:05 — Why he got into filmmaking/ his ministry
35:00 — Upcoming projects: film, poetry