Pies Promoting Peace: A Documentary
Documentary film is an art form that distills events into images, movements and highlights and let’s us feel as if perhaps we can engage in an event. The first Peace Pies and Prophets tour of 2012 in Eastern Pa was a three day event in three cities, Akron, Philadelphia and Souderton. Okay, one city, a large town and a hamlet. A marvelously disparate theater tour- from the buggies of Lancaster county, to the heightened pulse of the theater district of Philadelphia, to the sensible streets of Souderton.
A film also occasionally needs to balance between very important issues and entertainment…It’s saying “This is important people” without boring anyone….to be entertaining enough to compel us to stick with it and take stock in what the filmmaker is trying to say.
Steven Stauffer has taken 3 days in March, plus months of dreaming and planning, and distilled the celebration of community, the impulses to teach & make laughter, as well as the anxieties and hopes for the weekend and packaged it into seven minutes!
It begins to illustrate the questions and also hints at the answers to:
What do we feel strongly about?
What does our faith mean?
Can we come together , embrace differences and… are we having fun?
Please share this film as much as you want! The theater and pie world would appreciate it.