In the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, Christians and other minorities are being violently persecuted, driven out and wiped out. Even their places of worship are being destroyed.
Faithkeepers gives face and voice to the humanitarian crisis and genocide affecting millions in the Middle East as a result of religious and ethnic persecution.
The film is a testament to the stories of the persecuted and an inspiring portrait of the human spirit. Using personal testimonies and original animation, the film exposes daily life for those facing violence and expulsion.
Faithkeepers – the movie and the movement – will awaken, enlighten and inspire all people of faith to stand up and take action.
A celebrated, Emmy® nominated actress and producer Roma Downey is best known for her nine seasons as the tender-hearted angel on the hit CBS television show “Touched by an Angel” for which Ms. Downey earned multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® best actress nominations. Full Bio >
Micah Smith is an award winning narrative and documentary filmmaker. His films have screened in over 40 festivals on five continents. Smith graduated from the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts.
Zach has assisted in the production of dozens of films and educational courses. He studied Middle Eastern History, Arabic and Political Science in Bar-Ilan University and has worked in several political think tanks, such as the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and the Foreign Policy Research Institution in Philadelphia.
Paula Kweskin is a U.S.-trained lawyer with a focus on human rights and international humanitarian law. She recently produced the award-winning film Honor Diaries, which explores the mistreatment of women in Muslim-majority societies. She graduated with a J.D. and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her articles have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNN and the Daily Beast.
Raphael ShoreExecutive Producer
Raphael Shore is the founder and CEO of the Clarion Project, producing its groundbreaking documentary films seen by more than 65 million people in 150 countries. His films include the critically acclaimed Obsession: Radical Islam’s War against the West, The Third Jihad: Radical Islam’s Vision for America, Iranium, and Honor Diaries. CNN, the New York Times, and other leading media organizations have interviewed him and featured his films.
Mitchell R. JulisExecutive Producer
Mitch Julis is Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, and Co-CEO of Canyon Partners, LLC. Prior to forming Canyon, he directed a group of professionals at Drexel Burnham Lambert. He is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Business School, and helped establish the Harvard Law School Program on Jewish and Israeli Law.
Roma Downey Raphael Shore Chris Dewey Mitch Julis
Richard Green Jacob Lewis Robert J. Shillman Robin Coon
Martin Craig Irma Fralic Helene Galen Hadara Ishak Ryan Mauro Adam Milstein Robert Nicholson Ilan Sharon Zach Sicherman Bob Zeidman
Doctor Bob and the Shillman Foundation Bonnie Dawson Rony & Toby Hersh Dr. Kenneth Stein Bob & Carrie Zeidman Noel & Robin Coon Drew & Beth Fromkin J. Philip & Malki Rosen
Paul Bernstein Alex Blagojevic Katherine & Craig Judi & Sam Friedland Bryna and Joshua Landes Michael & Margaret Valentine Janice & Steve Hefter Bob & Ellis Naegele