New Controversial Documentary on 'The Passion of the Christ' Opens in Theaters

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A new documentary feature film on Â?The Passion of the ChristÂ? is already stirring controversy

A new documentary feature film on ‘The Passion of the Christ’ opens in selected theaters on December 3, 2004. “Impact: The Passion of the Christ’ is already stirring controversy and interest around the world as it touches on the wide gulf between the religious and secular communities around the world.

The film has garnered praise and criticism as it tackles the controversies that surrounded the most explosive movie of our time and addresses the ‘cultural war’ that is taking place in America. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tim Chey, the movie also takes viewers around the world to London, Tokyo, Oslo, Bombay, and Bangkok in search of answers to the compelling questions that surrounded ‘The Passion of the Christ’

One of the subjects of the film, a neo-Nazi, turned after himself in for the ten-year old bombing of two buildings in Olso, Norway, two hours after seeing ‘The Passion of the Christ’.

The film has so far received the same type of response that ‘The Passion of the Christ’ received as judged by two film festivals (American Film Renaissance and Liberty Film Festival) it played in recently. Applause rang out incessantly throughout the movie by some in the crowd; while others, after the movie, criticized the overtly hard-core Christian message.

“I think this movie is despicable,” voiced one critic, “in that if you just accept Jesus Christ, you can go on your way even if you commit murder. That’s way too simplistic.”

Another critic said it (“Impact”) takes another cheap shot at Michael Moore by stating that if the Columbine High School killers had known Jesus Christ, they wouldn’t have committed those atrocities.

Nonetheless, others felt the exact opposite. “This movie needs to be seen by the world,” one attendee said. “It shows how Christians are being persecuted by those in the media.”

Chey shakes his head at the continuing controversy. “There is definitely a wide chasm of religious and cultural views that is increasing, not decreasing, in this country,” says Chey. “All of this culminated in the movie ‘The Passion of the Christ’ and when you take a step back, you see this chasm is very great indeed.”

‘Impact: The Passion of the Christ’ will expand into more theaters by early next year.

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