We really had no idea what to expect. I was a bit distracted when this review opportunity came up, to be quite honest. Usually I read the description to my family and they vote on whether we should go for it.
This time, I just said "yes" without talking to them at all. Which meant I really didn't read this description either.
About the film:
Roadmap Genesis is a film documentary that makes the case that the Book of Genesis is a roadmap containing guideposts on how to live a productive, fruitful, and fulfilling life that will help our society lift itself out of its current decline and return it to prosperity, promise, and accomplishment.
When Filmmaker Nolan Lebovitz found himself at a crossroads in his life, he knew he had to choose between continuing to make the Hollywood suspense thrillers that were his livelihood and trying to make the world a better place for his new young family. After much struggle, he found his answer in the Book of Genesis.
He decided to combine his love of the Book of Genesis with his passion for filmmaking and set out to travel the United States, interviewing clergy and public figures in order to build an undeniable argument about the continued importance of the Book of Genesis as guiding force in our Judeo-Christian country.We did enjoy the documentary. The action bounced around a lot, and no one segment was overly long. There were man on the street interviews, input from nearly 30 experts (going by the list in the end credits), movie clips, clips from talk shows and comedians, and so much more.
Roadmap Genesis invites Americans of all faiths to engage in a dialogue about the relevance of the Bible in the modern age. Through interviews ranging from Gov. Mike Huckabee of Fox News Channel to Rabbi David Wolpe, from Alan Dershowitz to the Archbishop of Chicago Cardinal Francis George, from Erick Stakelbeck of the Christian Broadcasting Network to Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, and many, many more, Nolan explores the rules that God has set forth to help us maintain a successful and working society.
The experts cover a whole lot of ground within the Judeo-Christian community. Many branches of Christianity were covered as well as Judaism.
The basic theme was that 'Society faces so many problems, and Genesis addresses them all.' This hits on some tough issues -- racism, environmental problems, hunger -- but it does it in a way that isn't too harsh for my kids, anyway (ages 8 to 17).
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