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Father's Kingdom

Year: 2017
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 94 minutes

Father's Kingdom
Father's Kingdom
Father's Kingdom
Father's Kingdom

Father Divine was a spiritual leader who spent the first half of the 20th century growing his International Peace Mission movement to tens of thousands of followers during the Great Depression. Empowering scores of African-Americans to find housing and meals, and to open businesses during a time when people were fighting to stay alive, Father Divine provided hope and love through his message of peace. FATHER’S KINGDOM is not a hit piece about a charlatan who convinced thousands of people he was God incarnate. Made 50 years after the death of Father Divine, this documentary is an intimate portrait of a group of believers who are still hanging on to messages of positivity and inclusion, culled from the teachings of a man who was one of the first to promote racial integration within his church. It would be easy to go into this film with a cynical eye, but FATHER’S KINGDOM provides stunning insight into a movement that would find a home even now. —T.W.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM

African Diaspora
Race Relations

Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition


Lenny Feinberg

Lenny Feinberg is a film producer, director, and owner of MAJ Productions, a documentary film production company based in Philadelphia. He studied dramatic arts at Franconia College and began his documentary career by producing “The Art of The Steal.”


Nancy Cutler, Lenny Feinberg, Claire Chandler, Chris Foster, Kevin Koltz

Chris Foster

Claire Chandler

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