Author Stephen Eckelberry

Muslim Representation in Media: Is Three Dimensions Too Much to Ask?

Religious Literacy

March 23, 2021

Muslim Representation in Media: Is Three Dimensions Too Much to Ask?

The Muslim Public Affairs Council Hollywood Bureau held its media awards ceremony on March 20. It was a straightforward affair,...

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“Murder Among the Mormons” Spoiler Alert: It Wasn’t the Mormons

“Murder Among the Mormons” Spoiler Alert: It Wasn’t the Mormons

It’s tempting as a filmmaker to go for the low-hanging fruit—to play on people’s fears of the “out” group and reinforce...

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A Kindred “Soul”—New Animated Film Finds Spiritual Common Ground

Religious Literacy

January 29, 2021

A Kindred “Soul”—New Animated Film Finds Spiritual Common Ground

The big question is: how did the filmmakers navigate the minefield of religious dogma when it comes to the representation...

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Celluloid, Cigarettes and Religion

Tolerance

December 10, 2020

Celluloid, Cigarettes and Religion

It was the early 90s and we were sitting in a dingy film editing room in Encino, California. I looked over at Steve, who’d...

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