(Middle East) — In a culture where women are devalued regularly, SAT-7 is getting ready to launch a new film that does the opposite in the Middle East. On April 15, the ministry broadcasts the film "JESUS, As Witnessed By Mary Magdalene."
In this innovative version, extended scenes have been digitally added to the 1979 production of the "JESUS Film" to show the events of Christ's life through the eyes of one woman, Mary Magdalene. The film presents the loving Jesus who protected a woman's honor, built up her dignity, and gave her a role in preaching the good news.
SAT-7 is airing this one-time broadcast is coming exactly one week after Easter. The goal of this film is to help every woman to know her value in Jesus Christ. It's also a Biblical reply to the DaVinci Code, which distorted the reputation of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
Dolly Deeb, SAT-7 producer and host of the women's program Hadith El Sobheya (Morning Chat), interviewed many of the LifeAgape leaders (producers) who were at the film's first public viewing on March 20, 2007, in Beirut. A special edition of Morning Chat airs prior to the film on April 15 at 8:00 CET, with the movie scheduled to air at 11:00 CET.
"JESUS, As Witnessed By Mary Magdalene" is currently being distributed on DVD's and CD's around the Arab world.