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KNOCKING Update February 2009
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Plays the Vatican
-- On DVD
PLAYS THE VATICAN
News reports have said that Pope
Benedict has a cousin in Australia who is one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Perhaps the Pope wanted
to know more about his cousin’s religion. KNOCKING was recently broadcast in Italy, Italian-speaking Switzerland, Monaco and – Vatican City! No word yet from Vatican
residents on how much they liked KNOCKING.
In addition to Italy, KNOCKING has been broadcast in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Greece, Israel and the United States.
The DVD of
the film is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
KNOCKING IN SCHOOLS
Video clips of KNOCKING have been
seen in nearly 600 middle schools, high schools and community colleges across
the United States this past school year. PBS and the Independent Television
Service selected KNOCKING to be part of the “Community Classroom” series that
distributes free video clips from the film to schools along with lesson plans.
KNOCKING was used to help students learn about tolerance through the
experiences Jehovah’s Witnesses faced in Nazi Germany, before the U.S. Supreme
Court in winning rights to minister door-to-door, and in hospitals while
seeking medical alternatives to blood transfusions.
Here’s what some educators had to
say about KNOCKING:
"A wonderful tool to spark
discussion in my classroom."
"An untold story. Most
of my students had never known about this history."
"We loved working with the
educational material and it prompted us to get our own copy of the DVD to
see the full film.."
(The Community Classroom program
only uses a few scenes from KNOCKING to illustrate the lesson plans. Students
do not view the film in its entirety)
If you would like your local
middle school, high school or community college to use KNOCKING in the free
Community Classroom program, please send an email to: email@example.com
Be sure to put “Community
Classroom: KNOCKING” in the subject heading and provide your name, contact
info, city and school.
A PBS station in the Washington, DC area recently re-broadcast KNOCKING. All of the 360 PBS
affiliate stations across the United States are independently operated and can re-broadcast PBS
documentaries at their discretion. If you would like another broadcast in your
area (or if it was shown at an inconvenient hour the first time
around), please contact your local PBS station and request it. You may find the
contact info for your local station at this link:
KNOCKING ON DVD
Please tell a friend about
KNOCKING on DVD. See the full director’s cut of the film (longer than what
was broadcast on PBS) along with 3 hours of extra video material and a 48-page
accompanying study guide.
English, Spanish and Portuguese. Closed Captioned in English. Subtitled in
Spanish and Portuguese.
To order English
To order Spanish