There to Here
There to Here
Aug 18, 2020
#15 Phil Allen - Filmmaking As a Way To address Social Justice Issues
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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. 

Show Links: 

https://www.philallenjr.com 

Watch Open Wounds


 Key Points: 

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 



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