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Washington Post Quotes Plate on Film Festival

By Vige Barrie  |  Contact S. Brent Plate
Posted August 17, 2012
Tags Brent Plate Cinema and Media Studies Faculty Hamilton In the News Religious Studies

An article on The Washington Post site titled “Atheists find a new venue for the godless: on film,” and released by the Religion News Service, quoted Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate.  “An independent faith film festival will create film fests for similar reasons — to be with other, like-minded people, to laugh together and cry together and think together,” Plate said in the article that focused on the San Francisco-based, annual Atheist Film Festival. Published on Aug. 17, the article also appeared on The Times-Picayune site.


Commenting further on the festival, Plate said that festivals have the potential to bolster a group’s members, reach out to potential followers and educate them about issues. “It creates a sense of community. And ultimately, it gives people ideas that might trickle back into everyday life. Which is exactly the reason the so-called nonreligious groups do such things.”
 

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