The same people who have turned the JESUS film into the most-translated film of all time have begun distributing a unique new translation of sorts with the U.S. release of Magdalena: Released from Shame.
But instead of a different language, this film uses a new perspective to tell the Jesus story. Magdalena: Released From Shame is the story of Mary of Magdala, also known as Mary Magdalene, and what she may have experienced walking with Jesus of Nazareth during His public ministry. Through her eyes, this film portrays how Jesus values women by focusing on historical accounts of His interactions with them.
"The Magdalena film is a wonderful way to share with women everywhere that they are loved and valued by God," said Jim Green, executive director of The JESUS Film Project®.
"Magdalena has already been shown in other parts of the world where women encounter violence and humiliation simply because of their gender. After test screenings in the United States, we discovered that the Magdalena film can also be a very effective way to reach women here who may have never before considered the relevance of having Jesus in their lives."
To help reinforce that message, The JESUS Film Project is offering additional resources that can be used by families, women's study groups and churches to help enhance the experience of watching the film as well as to provide follow-up opportunities.
For more information about Magdalena: Released from Shame visit www.MagdalenaToday.com or call 800-432-1997.