The date quickly approaches for a unique and exciting event! A group of students and educators at Indiana University are putting together an incredible program.
It’s the fulfillment of a young man’s vision, which began summers ago in the small town of Warwick, New York. There at URJ Kutz Camp for Reform Jewish teens, David Bloom first saw The Box.
At the invitation of camp director, Melissa Frey, we were screening an early cut of the film to campers and staff. Melissa, always an innovator, didn’t just want the film — she wanted The Box. So in the summer of ’09, together with staff and campers, we built a box at Kutz. Kutz “Box” construction – YouTube.
It was fantastic. Just like when we first traveled the country shooting the documentary, people who went in The Box would have their own personal, amazing experiences. On the day it was up, scores of campers, staff and visiting faculty at Kutz took their turns in The Box. But for some reason, David did not. He was busy and put it off, until finally The Box was stored away, and it was too late. Then David saw the film and would come to regret not going inside. David spoke about this in his Senior Speech before college. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgZY31Smd_8#t=4m47s
Now David is studying at Indiana University. He is determined to write his own history and recreate that opportunity which passed him by summers ago. Through his tireless efforts and rallying of support, David is bringing the film, The Box and the film’s creator to Bloomington. He’s organized an incredible team, earned grant support from the IU Student Association, brought together diverse faith based groups and taken action in the very spirit of the film.
Join David, his team and the rest of us, March 25-28, for your opportunity to go inside The Box, experience the film with an incredible group of people and be a part of an engaging Q&A after the film. God in the Box at IU Will you go inside?
Big thanks to Rabbi Sue Silberberg and the IU Hillel, Indiana Hillel and Mother Linda of the Episcopal Campus Ministry at IU, Episcopal Campus Ministry (ECM) – The Canterbury Fellowship at IU.
Hope to see you there.
-Nathan Lang, director/producer God In The Box NATHAN LANG (nathanlangfilms) on Twitter