Jesus Film

What is the Jesus Film?
It is an old but good film depicting the life of Jesus.  Dubbing it requires months of work.  First you assemble a team of actors. (Men and women who can speak the heart language of the intended audience)  Then you fit the script to match the time for decent lip sync.  Then you go to the village and setup a clean sound environment and begin the recording (usually a few weeks of work).  Then you edit it all, clean up the sound, sync it a bit and master a DVD.  Then you send the DVD to the copyrighters for permission to use, when they approve, you can distribute and show the DVD.

Who does that work? 
Me and the translator's team.  There are a few of us here who can do the work, and it takes a LOT of planning to make it successful.  You wouldn't believe all the 'behind the scenes' stuff that goes on.

In the end, you show it, and you have something like this.
Where over 600 people sat outside to watch Jesus speak in their language.  It is an emotional, and life changing event.

In January I have the opportunity to travel to a remote village for 3 weeks to do a dubbing of the LUKE video (which is like the Jesus Film only longer, with multiple 'episodes').  It will be my first village dubbing, and it will mean being away from my family for 3 weeks.  But when you weigh that against seeing people changed.... it's a no brainer.

I'm told that in this next village I'm heading to, the idea of being part of the film has boosted literacy such that now 17 men who couldn't read before, can now read well enough to read the script to do the dubbing.  now THAT is motivation!