Jesus Film Soon to Reach 1000 Translations

From last week’s Christian Post:

The ”Jesus” film – the most translated and widely distributed film in history – announced Tuesday that it is on the verge of reaching its 1000th translation.

As one of the most effective evangelism tools with more than 6 billon viewers globally over 28 years, the “Jesus” film has been seen and translated far more times than top Oscar-winning films such as “Gone With the Wind,” “The Sound of Music,” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

When the 1,000th translation milestone is reached, the one million primarily Ho speaking people in India will be able to hear the Gospel story in their “heart language.” Already through the film more than 200 million people have accepted Christ as their Savior . . .

The Seed Company, part of the Wycliffe Bible Translators family of organizations, partners with the JESUS Film Project to translate the Book of Luke and a script for the film in two to three years . . .

The film is often shown in remote, third-world locales using a makeshift screen and portable projector – often drawing an audience of first-time movie watchers. The “Jesus” film team said it plans to continue translation of the film well beyond its 1,000 mark, focusing on languages with more than 100,000 speakers.

Update: 1000th translation completed as of August 10, 2007 (Mission Network News)

4 Comments

  1. Timothy Michalak says:

    And still I haven’t seen the whole thing. =)

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Well, you better watch it soon or the Ho speaking people in India will get to see it before you do. Not that that’s a bad thing!

  3. brad wright says:

    Pretty impressive! I wonder if Hollywood will ever notice?

  4. Ray Fowler says:

    I don’t think Hollywood has a clue when it comes to understanding the evangelical Christian mindset. I remember after the Passion of the Christ came out, Hollywood released some film about a Christian high school where kids were on drugs and I think the principal got a student pregnant, etc., and then Hollwood seemed genuinely surprised and disappointed when the Christian audience didn’t come out and support it the way they did the Passion. Clueless.

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