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A Movie For Charity

Meet the Mormons, a new documentary about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has opened in Fiji. Government, faith groups, media and other guests attended a
26 Feb 2015 07:52
A Movie For Charity
Latter-day Saints Elder Adolf Johansson (left), and his wife, Sister Martha Johansson (right), discuss “Meet the Mormons” movie with the Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, and his wife Mrs Tuitubou, following the premiere screening last week. Photo: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meet the Mormons, a new documentary about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has opened in Fiji.

Government, faith groups, media and other guests attended a premiere screening at Damodar Premium Theatre in Suva recently.

The new feature-length film highlights the lives of six Latter-day Saints who live across the globe — in areas spanning from the Himalayan mountains of Nepal, to the rain forests of Costa Rica, to the Salt Lake Valley.

The spokesperson for the Church in Fiji, Sulu Kama, said the movie was well received.

This is the first time in its history, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a feature-length documentary commercially. The movie had been rated “G” in Fiji

Though the film was financed by the church, its net proceeds will be donated to charity.

“The intent of the film is to help people understand what our members are really like,” said producer Jeff Roberts.

He said the film conveys the Mormon faith, in terms of the impact it has on the lives of its members.

“It does so in a way that is entertaining, uplifting and engaging. It is not preaching in any way. We are not trying to convert anyone, we are just trying to inform.”

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, who attended with her daughter, said: “It was one of the best movies in recent times.”

Member of Parliament, Dr Brij Lal, said: “Viewing the film has widened my thinking and understanding. We appreciate the work done by members of your church worldwide.”

“I loved the movie,” Afea of Fiji TV said as she exited the theatre. Ms Afea said discussions would be held with Fiji TV management with respect to the possible screening of the movie on a Sunday afternoon.

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, who is a member of the church, also attended with his wife.

Featured in the film are Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen, who was known as “The Candy Bomber” during the 1940s Berlin Airlift; Ken Niumatalolo, head football coach of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; Bishnu Adhikari, a humanitarian and engineer in Nepal; Carolina Muñoz Marin, an amateur kickboxer in Costa Rica; Jermaine Sullivan, an LDS bishop in Atlanta, Georgia; and Dawn Armstrong, a mother living in the Salt Lake Valley.

Proceeds will also go to Diabetes Fiji.

The movie will show at Village 6 and Village 4 cinemas over the coming week:
– Tomorrow (February 27, 2015) – 5:55pm
– Saturday (February 28, 2015) – 5:55pm
– Sunday (March 1, 2015) – 5:55pm
– March 2, 2015 – 5:55pm
– March 3, 2015 – 5:55pm
– March 4, 2015 – 5:55pm

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