Your Health: A Sacred Matter – Screening at National Press Club May 23rd, 2017

The father and son filmmaking team of Gerald and Adam Krell have been working for years to bring films about faith to the screen. With their latest film, “Your Health: A Sacred Matter,” they seek to explore the intersection between faith and health.

“Your Health: A Sacred Matter” is underwritten by The John Templeton Foundation. Filmed around the country, the documentary tells the personal stories of doctors, nurses, patients, chaplains, and caregivers as they explore life’s important questions:

  • What connections between religion, spirituality and health are increasingly common in contemporary society?
  • What is the role of religion and spirituality in healers’ lives and their approach to healing?
  • How are modern biomedical investigations into mind/body connections challenging conventional views about religion & spirituality in the West?
  • How do modern healers respond to their multicultural clientele?

The Washington Premiere documentary screening of “Your Health: A Sacred Matter” is Tuesday, May 23rd at The National Press Club.  The reception will start at 6pm. The doc will screen at 6:45pm, followed by a panel discussion.

Alison Kodjak, NPR’s health policy correspondent and chair of the NPC Board of Governors will moderate the panel discussion. The panelists (also featured in the film) are Dr. Christina Puchalski, Founder & Director George Washington Institute for Spirituality & Health; Dr. Daniel SulmasySenior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Georgetown University; and Dr. Siva SubramanianChief, Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. Gerald KrellProducer & Director, and Adam KrellProducer & Director of Photography, will also be on the panel.

The film was the keynote event recently at The National Conference on Medicine and Religion in Houston and was selected and screened at the Las Cruces International Film Festival. It also won the Award of Excellence and was presented at The International Festival for Spirituality and Religion in Jakarta, Indonesia. The film was also awarded the Hermes Creative Platinum Award, the highest honor in the international awards competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional and emerging media. The Henninger team is happy to have contributed color correction and sound mix to the project.

For more information about the film, check out these resources:

Filmmakers Explore Connection Between Faith and Health.

Your Health, A Sacred Matter.