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Check out the OFFICIAL trailer for The Phoenix: Hope is Rising!
St. Paul’s Lutheran School hosted the second local screening of our documentary The Phoenix: Hope Is Rising. Melany Jackson, founder of C-U at Home, and one of the people whom the film is about, came to help present the film and answer questions afterwards. Here are some of Phil Gioja’s thoughts written after this screening:
We just want to thank again the people and organizations who helped us be able to make this film a reality. Thank you so much for the encouragement and support!! Meadowbrook Community Church Stone Creek Church Stratford Park Bible Chapel Sidney United Church Trinity Church Watseka/Ashkum/Kentland Homer Soda Company Goodwine Co-op Grain Company Planet Underground
Premiere Showing of The Phoenix: Hope is Rising, presented by Phil Gioja, director and Isaac Musgrave, cinematographer. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Friday, February 5, 2016 at 6:00pm Christ Community Church 114 S Neil St. Champaign, IL 61820 For more info visit the event page here.
Melany Jackson sold her house, her motorcycle, and her SUV, then moved into a homeless shelter for a year in order to begin an outreach to the homeless in Champaign-Urbana. Phil Gioja and Isaac Musgrave are teaming up to produce a documentary film about the startup of this ministry.
New title and new Facebook page for our C-U at Home documentary! The new title is The Phoenix: Hope is Rising. Thanks again for your support and encouragement! https://www.facebook.com/thephoenixhopeisrising/