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S+L BLOG: Bethlehem University



Salt + Light’s latest film, Across the Divide, premiered Sunday night in Vancouver. Archbishop Michael Miller joined Br. Jack Curran of Bethlehem University and Carl Hetu, national director of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association – Canada, and Berlanty Azzam, one of the students whose story is featured in the film, for a panel discussion ...read more
In anticipation of the world premiere of “Across the Divide” this Sunday, June 3 in Vancouver, the creators take you behind-the-scenes of the making of the new S+L documentary. Yesterday on the blog, we heard from Kris Dmytrenko, the writer and one of the co-directors. Today we meet the editor and second co-director, Richard Valenti, ...read more
Can a Catholic university bring peace to the Holy Land? The upcoming Salt + Light documentary Across the Divide tells the story of Bethlehem University and its students. They include Berlanty Azzam, who was deported to Gaza as she tried to complete her degree. Perspectives host Pedro Guevara-Mann speaks with Berlanty, along with the writer ...read more
Across the Divide takes viewers to Bethlehem University, the only Catholic university in the Holy Land. Throughout its history, the campus has been caught in the crossfire of the ongoing conflict. In the first of our series of behind the scenes interviews, we hear from the documentary’s writer/co-director, Kris Dmytrenko (who you might already recognize ...read more
S+L’s documentary “Across the Divide” hasn’t been released yet, but already our trailer has been generating buzz. Michael Swan from the Catholic Register visited our broadcast centre recently to learn more about the project. At the end of his article, he revealed some exciting plans that we’ve been quietly on: before its broadcast debut, we ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: a look at Pope Benedict’s weekly general audience, we remember Cardinal Anthony Bevilaqua of Philadelphia who passed away last night and give you a sneak peak at our latest film “Across the Divide” about Bethlehem University. ...read more
A close friend recently gave birth to her first child. The newborn arrived ten days later than expected, having decided to make his debut on Christmas Day. Though my friend (and all mothers) might disagree, today I feel like I can somewhat relate. S+L’s upcoming documentary Across the Divide also required an extended gestation. Across ...read more