Emmy award winning alumnus to bring film screening to Hendricken


WARWICK — Emmy award winning film producer and Hendricken alumnus, Martin Doblmeier ’69, will bring a special screening of his latest documentary “An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story” to Hendricken on the last day of Catholic Schools Week, February 3, 2017. Doblmeier is the founder and president of Journey Films, a film and television production company in Alexandria, Virginia with a focus on religion, faith and spirituality.

The much-anticipated film will begin airing on public television stations in April. Niebuhr is one of the most important public theologians and moral voices in American history known most notably as the author of the “Serenity Prayer.”

The film features dynamic archival footage of mid-20th Century America along with new interviews with President Jimmy Carter, Civil Rights leader Andrew Young, NY Times writer David Brooks, daughter Elisabeth Siftion, and leading historians and theologians.

Inducted into Hendricken’s Hall of Fame in October 2016, Doblmeier is also a three-time winner at the US/International Film Festival, and a seven-time winner of the prestigious Gabriel Award for best film on a topic of religion in America. He has produced more than 30 award-winning films and many became best-sellers. His films have aired mostly on PBS, but also on ABC, NBC, the BBC and the History Channel and around the world. He has filmed in more than 50 countries and profiled numerous Nobel Prize winners, leading religious figures and heads of state.

A special presentation will be offered to Hendricken students on February 3 beginning at 10:15 a.m. in the library and a round table screening will be open to the public at 6 p.m.

For further details or to RSVP please contact Peter Thomas, Director of Institutional Advancement, at pthomas@hendricken.com or 401-739-3450, ext. 150. To view a trailer of the film, use the following link: https://vimeo.com/192202247.