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June 25, 2006

What Would Jesus Do?

Via Agnes, I just learned about 15-year old Ava Lowery's powerful video, "What Would Jesus Do?," which features heartbreaking photographs of wounded Iraqi children and quotations from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount to the children's hymn, "Jesus Loves Me." The disjunction between the hymn and the photographs is striking, so much so that this CNN interviewer's only response seems to be mild condescension, although as Movie City Indie points out, Lowery likely has a better undertsanding of montage than the CNN anchor (thanks to Green Cine for the pointer to the CNN footage). Lowery has posted over 70 animations to her website, Peace Takes Courage, despite receiving multiple death threats. Also check out her "What Will You Do?," played to Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt."

Posted by chuck at June 25, 2006 3:23 PM

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