Lighting a Candle: 66th Annual Christopher Awards Showcase Great Movies, Books

Christopher Awards

For 66 years, the Christopher Awards have honored those in media whose work has "affirmed the highest values of the human spirit."The works--feature films, TV and cable shows, books for adults and for young readers--are drawn from both the sacred and the secular. They tell both true stories and fiction. The common thread which unites the winners of the prestigious award is that they are inspiring stories of people who rise above their own wants and needs to act selflessly, regardless of the … [Read more...]

HEY KIDS! Are You an Inventor? Do You Want to Change the World?


 Are you a budding creative genius?Well, here's your chance to put that creativity to work:  Inspired by the upcoming Disney movie "Tomorrowland," the Walt Disney Studios, Disney Citizenship, and XPRIZE are announcing a nationwide challenge for young innovators age 8-17.Beginning April 22, 2015, Disney's Create Tomorrowland - XPRIZE Challenge invites kids to imagine themselves in the future and report back to the present through video imagery or stories about one new and a … [Read more...]

How “SCHINDLER’S LIST” Influenced the Director of “LITTLE BOY”: My Interview with Alejandro Monteverde

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"At the end of 'Schindler's List', you saw Schindler crying. Asked why, he explained that he could have sold his car and saved one more.  He had saved so many Jews from extinction, and yet he felt guilty he had not done more. I asked myself:  'What am I doing for others? Am I doing all I can?' " --Alejandro MonteverdeAlejandro Monteverde is writer, producer and director of the new film LITTLE BOY, which opens in theaters across America on Friday, April 24.  Monteverde talked with me las … [Read more...]