The conversation: Is Christianity a white man’s religion
Groundbreaking documentary, Unspoken, to be released on June 19th dispels the false narrative of Christianity as a White Man’s religion and reveals how African Christianity has played an integral part in World History.
DLC Media Group, Jude 3 Project, and Cross Culture Studios announce the release of their powerful and transformative documentary, Unspoken. Directed by Christopher LaMark, produced by Lisa Fieldswith Don J. Carey III, and executive produced by Carey, Unspoken is an in-depth documentary that dispels the historical narrative that Christianity, one of the world’s most widely practiced religions, was created by and for white men. Unspoken is available for streaming at Unspokenmovie.com on June 19th.
Unspoken features a well-curated group of historians, religious scholars, and cultural influencers who unravel false narratives in this groundbreaking film and offer historical facts that more accurately reposition Christianity’s origins as a Mid-Eastern, African, and Asian established religion. Experts emphasize the importance of teaching early African Christianity to re-educate those struggling with the imposition of white views in Christianity, the imagery of White Jesus, and the popular perspective of Christianity as being exclusively formed and created by white men. One of the scholars interviewed for the documentary states, “We’re not trying to paint The Bible Black. We just want to be honest about where Black is [in The Bible]!”
Travels through time and voyage with Unspoken back to the Pre-Constantine era of the 1st through 4th centuries and rediscover prominent Black figures in the Bible. Explore early African practices of Christianity and sit at a roundtable as religious scholars discuss controversial claims that Christianity is a copy of Kemetic or Egyptian spiritualism. The historians featured in Unspoken reveal that Africans accepted Christianity from its beginnings and unveil the integral role that African Christianity has played in world history.
Witness the Golden Era of early African Christianity through the 4th-16th centuries as Unspoken charts the emergence of Islam and explores Christianity’s enduring prominence in sub-Saharan Africa. For the first time, the documentary also exposes how an African eunuch’s challenge of the Ethiopian edicts (the formation of the Ethiopian Orthodox and Coptic Churches) inspired Martin Luther’s “95 Theses,” thus sparking the Protestant Reformation.
Unspoken looks at European colonists’ role in modern Christian faith practices, and scholars explain why colonization is responsible for the mutation of age-old Christian traditions on the African continent. Colonizers stripped Africans of their cultural identity and labeled them as savages. They introduced imagery of Jesus as a white man and forced Africans to wear European clothing and take on Christian (European) names, which had no historical foundation.
Historians also delve into how enslavers and enslaved people viewed and practiced Christianity differently, leading to the formation of The Black Church. Moving into the present day, Unspoken analyzes Christianity in our modern world, post-American slavery, and documents the beginnings of the Black Church and how it built the framework for The Civil Rights Movement and Black Liberation ideologies. Unspoken explores the dynamic relationship between the Black Church and the Black Community and examines the false historical narrative of Christianity in Africa. These false stories have long permeated the faith worldwide and have exposed generations to constant misinformation over the millennia plus at least 400 years of imposed shame. One of the experts interviewed in the Unspoken asserts, “Christianity has always been a diverse movement,” never intended to be centralized in one location. Another affirms, “You will discover the truth, that this ship has landed many of thousands. Not just white people. Not just black people. But people of every tribe, nation, and tongue. The Gospel is bigger than one ethnic group.”