800 Languages, Viewership of 5 Billion, One Message of Hope

Campus Crusade for Christ
Monday, 28 April 2003

The JESUS Film Reaches Every Country of the World, Remains the Most Widely Viewed Film in History

It is the most widely viewed film in history, recently eclipsing the 5 billion exposure mark. It has been translated into some 800 languages and has been shown in every country of the world. It continues to revolutionize countless lives from America's inner cities to Sub-Saharan Africa to the Far East.

It's called the JESUS film.

Produced in 1979 by John Heyman, in cooperation with Campus Crusade for Christ, and distributed initially by Warner Brothers, the JESUS film remains perhaps the most influential movie in history, on mission to be shown to everyone in the world in his or her own language. The film is often shown in remote, third-world locales using a makeshift screen and portable projector—often bringing audiences their first look at a movie image.

The visionary behind the project, Bill Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, in 1950 dreamed of creating an artistically excellent, biblically accurate film about the life of Jesus Christ that could be translated and distributed globally. A team of 500 scholars and leaders from secular and Christian organizations joined the project and debuted the JESUS film in American theaters.

Since its inception, the JESUS film has become available in 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm print, VHS, VCD, and DVD formats.

Campus Crusade for Christ International, one of the world's largest non-profit, interdenominational organizations, was founded by Bill and Vonette Bright in 1951. Campus Crusade has more than 26,000 staff members and a ministry presence in 190 countries around the world. Campus Crusade is dedicated to showing people how to know and experience God's love and plan for their lives. For more information, visit the Campus Crusade for Christ website at www.ccci.org.

For more information, or to contact Campus Crusade for Christ, see their website at: www.ccci.org

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