TURNING BARRIERS INTO BRIDGES
We are pleased to announce that the award-winning Visionaries documentary series has produced an episode featuring Desire Street Ministries entitled, “Turning Barriers into Bridges.”
The documentary speaks to the issues facing under-resourced neighborhoods, and highlights Desire Street’s work to encourage, equip and connect local ministry leaders. We’re particularly delighted that the film gives us the opportunity to showcase the work of several of our New Orleans and Atlanta-area partners including: Justina Dix/Summerhill Community Ministries, LaTonya Gates-Boston/PAWKids, Benjamin Wills/Peace Preparatory Academy, and Drew Henley/Redeemer Community Church. Leaders like these are working to reach hundreds of kids and families in under-resourced neighborhoods across the Southeastern US.
The half-hour show is part of Visionaries 23rd season, and should begin airing on public broadcasting stations in April 2019. Check back here for air dates as we know them, or check the regularly updated Visionaries carriage site for viewing times in your area. We’ll also be doing our best to notify people on our mailing list of upcoming air dates, so sign up today!
The Visionaries documentary series is hosted by acclaimed actor Sam Waterston of HBO’s The Newsroom and Grace and Frankie and formerly of Law & Order. It highlights the rarely told stories of individuals and non-profit organizations that are working to create positive social change throughout the world. Visionaries is the winner of several Telly Awards and an Emmy nomination for Best Documentary. It has produced over 220 documentaries for its nationally broadcast public television series.
“This may be the most important season we have ever produced,” says Visionaries founder and executive producer, Bill Mosher. “Here are 12 episodes on monumental issues without the politics and partisanship that shape so much of public discourse. Viewers will be astounded to discover people just like them who are changing the world in ways they can replicate in their own cities and towns. That is the really exciting thing – we are spreading positive solutions across the country.”