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Author: Joel P Engardio; Tom Shepard; Open Door Productions (Firm); New Day Films.; Independent Television Service.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Open Door Productions ; Harriman, NY : Distributed by New Day Films, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Classroom edView all editions and formats
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There are seven million Jehovah's Witnesses in 230 countries worldwide. They spend 1.3 billion hours a year ministering door-to-door, making them one of America's favorite punch lines. Despite their 130-plus-year history, this Christian group is still often derided and misunderstood. While protecting their own rights, Jehovah's Witnesses have won a record number of U.S. Supreme Court cases, expanding freedoms for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joel P Engardio; Tom Shepard; Open Door Productions (Firm); New Day Films.; Independent Television Service.
OCLC Number: 75285280
Notes: Originally aired on May 22, 2007 as an episode of Independent Lens on PBS.
Special features: Free Speech short film (6 min.); Public Impressions (5 min.); Lecture series; Street Witnessing (7 min.); Filmmaker Interviews (22 min.); Study Guide [PDF file requires a DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat].
Credits: Edited by Jim Klien, Nathaniel Dorsky ; director of photography, Howard Shack ; original music by Stephen Thomas Cavit.
Performer(s): Seth Thomas, Ralph Thomas, Dolores Rasmussen, Audrey Thomas, Viktoria Herling, Michael Berenbaum, Joseph Kempler, Virginia Kempler, Paul Kempler, David Kempler, Susan Grant, Jeff Grant, Brian Grant, Andrew Grant, Ray Vasvari, Philip Brumley, Lillian Gobitas-Klose, Halina Haley, Jason Edling, Jennifer Jenkins, Arthur Caplan, Nicolas Jabbour, Yuri Genyk, Simone Liebster, Mas Liebster, Christine King.
Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 study/discussion guide (47 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Knocking a documentary
Independent lens (Television program)
Responsibility: written and narrated by Joel P. Engardio ; produced and directed by Joel. P. Engardio and Tom Shepard ; produced in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS).
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There are seven million Jehovah's Witnesses in 230 countries worldwide. They spend 1.3 billion hours a year ministering door-to-door, making them one of America's favorite punch lines. Despite their 130-plus-year history, this Christian group is still often derided and misunderstood. While protecting their own rights, Jehovah's Witnesses have won a record number of U.S. Supreme Court cases, expanding freedoms for all Americans. They refuse blood transfusions, choose non-violence, and are moral conservatives who stay out of politics. Jehovah's Witnesses are exemplary in modeling how groups with increasingly polarizing religious and social views can peacefully coexist.

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(EMRO user published 2007-03-20 ) Very Good Permalink
This fascinating documentary shows more than Jehovah’s Witnesses going door to door. (That in itself is fun to watch, and of the three hours of extras included on this DVD, I enjoyed “street witnessing” the most.) It takes us into the private struggles of two families as they live out their faith....
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