Darwin Film Project: New Creationist Documentary

MOVE OVER, Ben Stein. Another thrilling anti-evolution documentary is in the works.

In the Christian Post we read: Ministry Challenges Darwin, Evolution in Pivotal Year. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:

As the world marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species and the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth on Feb. 12, CMI [Creation Ministries International] hopes to illustrate how the evolutionary viewpoint is far from the tried and tested science fact that many believe it to be, according to the ministry website.

This is CMI’s website: Creation Ministries International. Yes, it’s a full-blown creationism site. Here’s more from the Christian Post:

Production for the Darwin Film Project began in February 2008 but the idea for the project originated years earlier when Dr. Emil Silvestru, a geologist for CMI in Canada, suggested re-examining Darwin’s ideas in time for the pivotal anniversaries in 2009.

“The 2009 anniversary cannot go unchallenged,” CMI states. “2009 is a pivotal opportunity for the church worldwide to challenge the false foundations of the theory of evolution … and time is short!”

So they intend “to challenge the false foundations of the theory of evolution.” Good luck to them. Let’s read on:

According to CMI, the one-hour international broadcast documentary is one of the biggest documentary film ventures ever undertaken by a faith-funded Christian organization in the world. The project had a nearly $1 million budget and the entire film crew are Christians.

Very impressive! Here’s the film’s website: Darwin Film Project. There are convenient links at the site to help you pray for the film’s success, and to assist you in making a donation. This is the Make a donation page, which informs us:

Our fundraising target for the Darwin Film Project was reached months ago. However, rising costs since then have meant that it’s likely the actual raw cash expenditure will be well in excess of $700,000.

Truly a specular project. Here’s another excerpt from the Christian Post:

Those behind Darwin Film Project are aiming not only to challenge evolution but to also demonstrate that the Bible “can be trusted in matters of history and science,” including the origins of the universe.

One last excerpt:

The documentary, expected to release this month, will take a critical look at some of Darwin’s key ideas, and feature history footage from South America, period re-enactments and interviews with leading authorities, including evolutionists, from around the world.

This is quite an undertaking. We’ll be looking for news of this documentary as the final product comes to the screen. Stay tuned.

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2 responses to “Darwin Film Project: New Creationist Documentary

  1. By the by, guess who’s up to their old tricks, this time in New Mexico.

  2. James, thanks for the tip. I’ll probably write something about it this evening; but because I’ve already posted twice today, I’ll schedule it to show up tomorrow morning.