Tell the World is a unique fully dramatised cinematic production which powerfully tells the story of the birth and development of the early Advent movement. Shot on location it features an original musical score, and a full cast of professional actors and film crew. In an effort to make the film as real as possible, all 170 pages of the Tell the World script and the 200+ scenes were meticulously scrutinised for historical accuracy by three of the church’s foremost historians—Dr. Alan Lindsay, Prof. George R. Knight and Dr. Jim Nix of the Ellen G White Estate.
Highlighting the major events that shaped the early church over a 60 year period, the film traces the period from William Miller's 1814 wartime experiences at the battle of Plattsburgh, through the rise of the Great Awakening and the disappointment of 1844, to the birth and formal organisation of the Seventh-day Adventist church and the consequent beginnings of its dynamic worldwide missionary movement in the 1870's. As such, it provides wonderful insight into the dynamic characters that paved the way forward including William Miller, Joshua V. Himes, Ellen Harmon, Joseph Bates, James White and J.N. Andrews.
This is an amazing story full of pathos, drama, controversy, joy, sadness and inspiration, and consequently, needs to be told. Tell the World brings the story of these early pioneers comes to life as they wrestle to understand scripture, hotly debate theology and overcome bitter disappointment. See how God guided and inspired them in their earnest search for truth. Be reminded again of how God called a young lady, Ellen Harmon, to do a special work in leading the fledgling church.
Tell the world has been designed to have a worldwide appeal and it is envisaged that the film will be available for distribution in multiple languages, and suitable for global broadcast on Hope Channel. Thus, Tell the World is a powerful tool for all pastors, evangelists, teachers, schools, universities, lay people and youth, both for outreach and nurture.
"I believe we are all convinced that this film will be a tremendous spiritual encouragement to God’s People and the public" - Elder Ted Wilson (GC President)