Watch free Anglican Video documentaries online

General Synod has released three Anglican Video documentaries online for your summer viewing pleasure. Great Pilgrimages, The Power Within: Healing Through Prayer, and Topahdewin: The Gladys Cook Story are now streaming for free online.

Screen capture from Topahdewin: The Gladys Cook Story
Screen capture from Topahdewin: The Gladys Cook Story
  • Great Pilgrimages [2000] (part 1part 2) is a two-part documentary on the enduring draw of sacred places. Host Peter Downie interviews people of all faiths and nations as they visit such sites as Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Lac Ste. Anne in Alberta, and even Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • In The Power Within: Healing Through Prayer [1998], host Peter Downie speaks with health practitioners, theologians, and people living with illness who testify to the difference that prayer makes.
    Topahdewin: The Gladys Cook Story [2004] shares the story of an Indigenous woman who was abused in residential school, then overcame her despair to become a community leader. This award-winning documentary is one of Anglican Video’s most requested productions and helped raise awareness about the abuse that occurred in church-run residential schools.

As part of the Anglican Church of Canada’s internal communications system, Anglican Video produces video resources for parish and individual use. As well, Anglican Video has an outreach component and produces documentaries on spiritual topics aimed at a broader audience. Lisa Barry is Anglican Video’s senior producer and Becky Boucher is production manager.

Anglican Video has won many national and international awards for their work, including most recently a Bronze Remi at WorldFest Houston for the short feature Vision 2019: Catch the Buzz.

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