Documentary • 2010 • 4 parts, approx. 25 minutes each • DVD • Study Guide • Director: Glen Kinoshita
About This Film
From the cityscapes of Kenya to the shores of Oahu to the farmlands of Indiana to the streets of urban Los Angeles, the documentary film Human Tapestry is a collection of different people from various walks of life telling their story. Consisting of four parts - student stories, personal narratives and spoken word poetry - these stories bring a collage of perspectives that display the diversity within our common humanity in the Kingdom of God.
Human Tapestry Part 1 Trailer on Vimeo.
Human Tapestry Part 2 Trailer on Vimeo.
Human Tapestry Part 3 Trailer on Vimeo.
Human Tapestry Part 4 Trailer on Vimeo.
From the Director
Greetings in the name of Jesus! Thank you for your interest in the documentary film “Human Tapestry: Stories From Different Shores.” For the past two years many interviews have taken place with the 15 individuals who have given their time and energy to help bring this project to completion. Real people telling real life stories.
Made with the hope that as we hear stories from people who could be our friends, neighbors or family, we will learn how diversity enriches our fellowship and helps us to see more clearly how the Body of Christ is designed. All of us play a significant role in society and in one another’s lives. Participants in the film share of their upbringing, their struggles, their growth, and ultimately how they embraced the process of seeing themselves and others in light of the ministry of reconciliation. They are still learning and growing. I invite you to join them on this journey to experience the abundant life of the Kingdom of God in this present age.
Consisting of four parts, “Human Tapestry” is a collection of stories from people of different cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. They come from various parts of the country and around the world, representing urban, suburban, and rural regions. Each section runs approximately 25 minutes. In Part 1 you will meet four students who explain their adjustment to college/university life. Each deals with culture shock and their struggle to define their identity. Parts 2 and 3 features four individuals telling stories of their life upbringing, adjusting to new environments, their identity development process, and significant paradigm shifts. Part 4 features three Spoken Word poets who share their original work with a focus on justice and reconciliation in the Body of Christ and in the world.
Whether it is in the Evangelical Christian community in America or the global society, human differences are still among our biggest challenges. Masked under colorblind ideology, our differences can present issues of pain, confusion and fear. But our differences can also be a source of richness and empowerment to one another. While there are no quick fixes in addressing the challenges, there are, however, many insights gleaned as we commit to a lifelong journey. I urge you to use the stories you hear in “Human Tapestry” to inspire your process, both internally as well as in dialogue with others.
It is my earnest prayer that “Human Tapestry” will be a blessing to you, your family, friends, church or Christian college/university. Our ultimate goal is to build a multi-ethnic community that reflects the Kingdom of God “on earth as it is in Heaven.”
Producer/Director of Human Tapestry
$20 each- for individual/private use (not for public exhibition).
$50 each- for church/nonprofit organizations (public exhibition okay).
$125 each- for institutions of higher education (public exhibition okay).