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Progression of Church-Produced Films

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In the horse and buggy days of the 1890s, pioneering Mormon artist C.C.A. Christensen created detailed murals depicting events in the fledgling history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, rolled the paintings on aspen poles and traveled from western settlement to settlement sharing his portable message and defining what some term the first moving picture in the Church.

From that rudimentary effort to the contemporary and vast technological improvements in filmmaking, today’s message could appear in virtually every pocket via cell phone.

Films created in the last 100 years in the Church provide a visual vehicle to share core Christ-centered teachings of the faith and forward the family-centered focus of the Church.

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