De JESUS Film en Plautdietsch
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Production date: 1994
The original English version of the JESUS Film, directed by Peter Sykes and John Krish, was released in 1979. Primarily based on the Gospel of Luke, the film depicts the life of Jesus.
In 1981, the Jesus Film Project was launched to accurately translate the film into other languages. In 1994, the audio for the Plautdietsch version of the film was recorded in the Winnipeg-based studios of Square One (then known as Mennonite Brethren Communications). Gerhard Friesen, the head of production for Low German media at the time, was heavily involved in casting voice actors and editing the script for the Plautdietsch translation.
Image: Gerhard Friesen, the leader of Low German media production from 1987 to 1994.