04 November 2021 | Bern, Switzerland [Andreas Mazza with EUDnews]
The leading multimedia series produced by GAiN will premier globally on 12 November 2021.
Uncertainty is an award-nominated multimedia project of the Seventh-day Adventist world church. Born in Europe, the initiative explores the topic of uncertainty, one of the most common emotions experienced during the pandemic of COVID-19, using a variety of tools and creative approaches like video productions, books, and films.
The Uncertainty Project is the result of years of work and the joint effort of many people and media departments across the world. The Inter-European Division (EUD), Trans-European Division (TED), North American Division (NAD), Inter-American Division (IAD), South American Division (SAD), and Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD) worked collaboratively to make it possible. Production started in February 2019, under joint coordination from Hope Media Europe, headed by Adrian Duré. The project was officially inaugurated in May 2020, during the Global Adventist Internet Network (GAiN) online conference.
The first season of Uncertainty generated over forty audio-visual resources, including a feature film, a documentary series, more than twenty inspirational clips for social media, and much more. These resources were distributed freely across the GAiN community and beyond.
Season two includes four new episodes of the documentary series, a book, Psalm 23 (a clip designed for social media), and the U3 Documentary film, especially produced by the NAD for this project. Resources are available, in several languages, on the project’s website. The online world premiere will take place on 12 November 2021.
Awards and Recognitions Recently, Episode 2 of Uncertainty “The Series” (Season 2), received two official recognitions in two different American film festivals: Great Lakes Christian Film Festival and Green Mountain Christian Film Festival. Additionally, the film Fathers, produced by the network in 2018-2019, was selected to be screened this month during the UK Christian Film Festival. In the last two years, the film received over ten recognitions and one award at the Religion Today Film Festival 2019.
“The most relevant aspect to highlight, when receiving nominations, recognitions, official selections, or even awards, is the possibility to bring greater visibility to the project… to our Church, to our message and our hope”, explained Duré.
The GAiN Community
The GAiN community engages in these kinds of projects to create content that is relevant, inter-cultural, innovative and can create a bridge to connect with non-Christians and wider audiences. Because the intersection of cultures and identities is often explored, many viewers got in contact with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its message for the first time through these videos and resources.
“We have a strong and unique network that can provide inspirational stories to touch the whole world”, rejoiced Duré. “We have a message of hope; a message that can bring peace to this chaotic world. The inter-cultural aspect, highlighted in all our network projects, together with the unique message of hope we have as a Church, brings something particular and special to our productions. As we are seeing, this type of content can reach people around the world.”
“In times of uncertainty, love from God and care for others are two certainties you can live by and trust. Please watch and share these films,” said Paulo Macedo, IAD Communication director.
tedNEWS Staff: Victor Hulbert, editor; Vanesa Pizzuto, associate editor
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