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The First Gospel Musical – The Underground Railroad movie

We’re currently in pre-production for ‘The Underground Railroad’ which I call ‘the world’s first Gospel movie.’

You know, I talk to the younger generation all the time about Gospel hymns and slave spirituals of old – “I’ll Fly Away”, “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, “A City Called Heaven”, “Were You There?” etc and I’m finding a lot of them have never heard these songs which is kind of surprising. But the real kicker is many of them don’t know ‘Amazing Grace’.

I think we’re losing a valuable part of our American heritage as we solely focus on the Top 40 pop songs.

I really hope our film will captivate a new generation on the story and the powerful, uplifting songs that showed a gratefulness to God.




March 25, 2008 - Posted by | 5665971, abolitionists, amazing grace, beautiful mind, bluegrass, calvin college, cannes film festival, christian films, God, gordon college, gospel, gospel songs, harriett tubman, harvard university, houghton college, movie reviews, the genius club, the underground railroad, the underground railroad movie, thomas garrett, tim chey, Toronto Film Festival, willowcreek church, world hunger | ,

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