CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK
RELEASES NEW DOCUDRAMA ‘POCAHONTAS: DOVE OF PEACE,’ NOVEMBER 14-16 & 24
The first segment of a 3-day broadcast aired Nov. 14 on CBN, and will be followed by a full release on Thanksgiving Day, November 24.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On Nov. 14, the week before Thanksgiving, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) aired the first segment of “Pocahontas: Dove of Peace,” a 3-part, 30-minute docudrama based on the famous 17th Century, Native American’s life. The film, produced in the United Kingdom and Jamestown, Va, features interviews with subject experts alongside detailed re-enactments. Initially released as a 3-day broadcast special-event on CBN from Nov. 14-16, the film will be aired in its entirety on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24.
“The incredible story of Pocahontas is one of those landmark events in our nation’s history that has been told and retold for centuries, becoming a favorite tale for children and historians alike, but often the Christian component of the story and its influence is either forgotten or even ignored,” says Gordon Robertson, CEO of CBN and Executive Producer of the film. “CBN is proud to present a new film on Pocahontas that remains historically accurate while honoring its Christian heritage.”
CBN has reported before on the finding of the first church in historic Jamestown, where archaeologists believe Pocahontas and John Rolfe were married. According to historical accounts, Pocahontas became a Christian and helped establish peaceful relationships between the colonists and her tribe.
“Behind the legend and lore, lies a true story of a woman who played an important role in our nation’s history, and our faith provided an integral backdrop to those events as they unfolded. Pocahontas’ story is an important reflection of how Christianity was impactful in the very early days of America,” Robertson adds.
“Pocahontas: Dove of Peace” will also be available for purchase on DVD and will include exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage and commentary. The docudrama is the latest in several special features CBN has produced, among which is “First Landing,” a film on Rev. Robert Hunt’s journey to the New World and his role in establishing Jamestown, the first English settlement.
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