4775 N. Church Lane NE, Atlanta, GA
On Sunday, December 11, Atlanta Freethought Society is fortunate to welcome Executive Producer Charles R. “Chuck” Miller, a consultant and secular activist who will talk about the upcoming documentary Exodus. Chuck has played a key role in casting and consulting on the development of the film. Exodus is being funded by an Indiegogo campaign and donations are welcome!
Exodus is a feature-length documentary about the growing number of African-Americans leaving religion. Award-winning journalist David Person takes a look at this trend by examining the lives of Black atheists and illuminating interviews with pastors and theologians commenting on the implications for the church and community. The subjects tell their stories of coming out atheist, including the prejudice and social problems they face as part of the most religious demographic in America.
Exodus will be a powerful film that needs to be seen by a mass audience to create better understanding of non-religious African-Americans. Making a broadcast quality documentary for a mass audience is a large undertaking. We know this subject is important and deserves an in-depth journalistic treatment.
Exodus is being produced to reach the mass audience of television viewers, many of whom have never had a conversation with an African-American atheist. Wide distribution of Exodus on broadcast and cable television will make that possible. The interviews and cinema verite “slice of life” segments in Exodus present an authentic view of African-American atheists, illuminated by commentary from fellow non-believers and clergy. A mass audience needs to see this documentary in order to understand a little discussed and often misunderstood social trend. In addition, Exodus will give Black atheists an authentic voice that must be heard. Interviews with clergy will provide the counterpoint for journalistic integrity.
We generally meet at noon for socializing, and then the talk starts at 1:00. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Atlanta Freethought Hall is a former Primitive Baptist Church, built in 1866. Atlanta Freethought Society was founded in 1985, which makes it one of Metro Atlanta's oldest secular societies. AF Hall is the meeting place for Fellowship of Reason, Freedom of Religion Foundation of Atlanta, as well as other organizations. We rent the building at reasonable rates. If you would like to rent the hall for an organization meeting, a party, a wedding, etc., please see a Board Member.