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Bonhoeffer Documentary Tells Compelling True Story of Martyr

(Rock Rapids, IA) – Bonhoeffer, a new documentary available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group, tells the compelling true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who was imprisoned and killed by the Nazis for his connection to the German Resistance and their failed attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

Featuring rare archival footage, interviews with family members and former students like Eberhard Bethge, and the voice of Klaus Maria Brandauer (Out of Africa), this powerfully moving documentary sheds light on Bonhoeffer’s underground seminary, his travels to America and Harlem that had a profound impact on his feelings toward social injustice, his calls to change the world for better, and his noble response to Nazi Germany as a Christian.

“At a time in the 20th century when Germany seemed to be closing itself off to the world, Bonhoeffer pushed himself to expand his worldview,” wrote Elvis Mitchell in his New York Times review of the film. “He courageously denounced Hitler’s anti-Semitic agenda and urged Germany’s Christian churches to defend the Jews in their hour of need. He conducted his often lonely mission in the name of Christian morality while many others made an expedient peace with the Nazis.”

The film received the Dove Foundation’s highest honor of five doves.

“This is a moving documentary in many ways and will touch many hearts,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter. “Bonhoeffer is an unforgettable portrait of the man.”

Directed by Martin Doblmeier, Bonhoeffer is currently on sale for $10.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.

“Bonhoeffer’s story will inspire and encourage new generations of Christians,” said Christianity Today critic Collin Hansen.