FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Feb. 12, 2013 — Press Release
“Documentary Featured at International Film Festival”
‘Balance of Justice’ Examines Trends Affecting American Justice System
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee-produced documentary exploring the impact of moral relativism on the American justice system received acclaim this week at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.
“Balance of Justice: Searching for Truth in a Relative Nation,” was a semi-finalist in the festival, which draws independent filmmakers from around the world.
The film tackles sobering questions in the backdrop of today’s society. Is justice a concept relative to culture, which had one meaning when the Constitution was written, but another today?
“Justice is dependent upon truth,” said the film’s producer, Benjamin Owen. “It’s vital that we understand the foundational principals of justice.”
The documentary features perspectives from experts Ben DuPré; Col. John Eidsmoe; David Fowler; Bodie Hodge and Dr. John Laida. Other talent included music composer Darren Dixon; acting by Nathan Keeler; and narrator Mike Brooks.
“Falling deeper into relativism, our culture is longing for truth,” Owen says. “This film demonstrates that there is certain truth – Jesus Christ, the ultimate answer to America’s struggle for justice.” Salvation is found only in the just and loving God who paid the fine for sin (John 3:16).
The San Antonio festival offers a high-profile venue for Christian filmmakers. “The first thing you notice is the focus on Christian values,” Owen explained. “The event opened with a reading from the Bible. Many of the films were made by families, and it is a family friendly event. God is honored throughout the festival – through the films, by the speakers and the filmmakers. It was a real joy to attend.”
The 56-minute documentary is available on DVD and includes more than 30 minutes of bonus content. Learn more at www.BorderWatchFilms.com
There were around 250 film submissions and less than 70 were accepted into the festival. “Balance of Justice” was among 23 films accepted in the documentary category. The San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF) works to “provide a platform for Christians to present their art, to network with others, and to encourage independent Christian filmmakers in their mission by offering appropriate recognition for excellence in Christian film production.” The festival offers the largest single cash prize in America for any film festival — the $101,000 Best of Festival Jubilee Award. Other awards include Best Dramatic Short Film, Best Commercial Advertisement, Best Documentary, Best Promotional Media and Best Feature Film.