Wednesday, December 31, 2008

DVD is for all regions

Just confirmed: The All God's Children DVDs are actually set to play in all regions. So they should play on DVD players anywhere in the world.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

"All God's Children" on DVD

In 2003 we conducted the first preliminary interviews and cut a fundraising trailer. And now just before the year 2008 closes and marks five years since we first began this journey, we are very excited to announce that the DVD for our documentary All God's Children is now available for purchase HERE.

After weighing some options we've decided the quickest and most efficient way to get the film out for home viewing is via self-distribution with the help of the DVD sales site

The current price per DVD is $19.99 + shipping and can be purchased from any country. It is for private home viewing only.

In 2009 we want to focus on organizing screenings and discussions. For anyone interested in copies to screen in public and for groups (Church, schools, community groups, etc.), please contact us via

Through the eyes of three families, All God’s Children tells the personal story of the first boarding school for children of missionaries to be investigated for abuse at the hands of the parents’ missionary colleagues. The survivors and parents share their journey of seeking justice, redemption and healing.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

From Our Street To Yours

This year's holiday greeting is a short video Scott put together. This year's holidays are some of the best because my parents are visiting from Germany for their first Christmas in the US. Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Now Online: Faith Today Article

Debra Fieguth's article about All God's Children, which originally apeared in print in the Canadian magazine Faith Today, can now be read online on the website

Friday, December 5, 2008

Faith Today Article

The November/December issue of the Canadian magazine Faith Today features an article about All God's Children. Journalist Debra Fieguth, who had already reported on the abuse that took place at the Mamou Alliance Academy when the story first broke, interviewed Mamou alum Beverly Shellrude-Thompson for the article and gave an excellent recap of the film and our vision.

For Canadian Beverly Shellrude Thompson, participating in the project was both difficult and helpful. "One of the things that has been my mantra is that the story needs to be told, that there's healing in telling the story," she said from her home in Burlington, Ont. "I've always carried in my head a deep shroud of secrecy that allowed both the pain and the system to go on."

In Canada the magazine is available at various bookstores. To obtain a copy in the USA or other countries, please send an email to

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fabulous Fall

It's been almost a month since I've last blogged. Fortunately for me it's been mostly good stuff that's kept me from typing - good fun and good work.

A day-trip to the sculpture park Storm King:

One weekend I spent in Woodstock with Scott and friends - a highlight was hiking up Overlook Mountain:

view from Overlook Mountain
photo by Scott

Nick, me, Dany, Aaron, Lindsay (photo by Scott)
I'm on the phone trying to reach my family in Berlin since on top of the mountain seems to be the only place with decent reception - they didn't pick up

The next weekend I spent in Montauk with a different group of friends to celebrate Jessica's birthday:

On one of half a dozen beach walks
(most of which took place at night though)

The view from one of our two cabins

"city galoshes in the ocean"
(or Katie running backwards in her Wellingtons on the beach)

I read Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Mysteries / Sookie Stackhouse series (8 books so far, 9th coming in May), which is the basis for the HBO series "True Blood". Considering that they are a an enjoyable featherweight, reading all of them in a few weeks is not an accomplishment - the fact that I'm publicly announcing that I read authors besides Kafka, Goethe and Hesse, of course is shocking.

Since I'm not a big fan of the books' covers, here's instead a picture of Stephen Moyer (not to be mixed up with talented cinematographer friend Steven F. Moyer) and Anna Paquin - as Vampire Bill and Sookie in "True Blood".

On that note, I was quite impressed by the pre-launch marketing campaign, complete with fake TV ads on HBO for the blood-like beverage TruBlood and several "private" blogs and YouTube videos, which made it look like the events of the upcoming (but never mentioned) HBO show were real; i.e., vampires do exist and are slowly coming out in public due to the invention of the new drink.

On the w
ork front, we kept on pushing despite crashed hard drives, computers sent off for repair (and coming back un-repaired but bent - thanks, Apple), glitches and other random tech issues and finally were able to send off the master DVD of All God's Children for replication... it should be for sale by the end of the month!

And now, at last, I can dedicate my time again to editing All's Well and Fair, which I need to get back to RIGHT NOW.