Black Jesus Film Will Make Waves
Posted on Jan 20, 2006
Reuters: JOHANNESBURG - Billed as the world’s first black Jesus movie, “Son of Man” portrays Christ as a modern African revolutionary and aims to shatter the Western image of a placid savior with fair hair and blue eyes.
The South African film, which premieres on Sunday at the U.S. Sundance festival in Utah, transports the life and death of Christ from first century Palestine to a contemporary African state racked by war and poverty. | story
Also see Truthdig for the Rev. Madison Shockley’s “Jesus: The Man, The Myth.”