EGM Films is pleased to announce that Little Town of Bethlehem has received the prestigious Reel Rose Award for best documentary film at the John Paul II International Film Festival in Miami, Florida.

We are humbled to receive this honor,” said director Jim Hanon. “Just knowing that we were selected out of a multitude of submissions from around the world is very encouraging.”

Produced by Mart Green and directed by Jim Hanon, Little Town of Bethlehem shares the gripping story of three men—a Palestinian Muslim, a Palestinian Christian, and an Israeli Jew—each born into violence, but willing to risk everything to bring an end to violence in their lifetime.

Click here to visit the Little Town of Bethlehem website, where you can view the trailer, read more about the film, and sign up for a screening.

Little Town of Bethlehem was filmed on location in the West Bank, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem with a hope to bring awareness to a growing nonviolent movement in the Holy Land that rarely, if ever, makes international headlines.

The award was presented to EGM Films’ president, Bill Oechsler on February 26th. According to Oechsler, “this kind of recognition for a story that is about a crucial issue of our time is encouraging. As one of the films that brings a message of hope to a world conflict, we believe peaceful solutions may be found.”

The Pope John II International Film Festival is modeled after the artistic and humanitarian ideas of the late Pope. This year’s theme was “The Mystery of Love.”

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