1917 Bishop Mason is invited to the White House by President Wilson. This lively conversation leads to Mason and other followers being approved by the War Department as conscious objector. The courageous African American leader is, however, later falsely charged with treason by the FBI Director. The movie charts this dramatic history, highlighting Bishop Mason’s visionary leadership and courage, and the issues of religious freedom, racism, and government overreach. The goals of this film include encouraging faith-based audiences, and moving the hearts and minds of non-religious audiences by engaging issues of social justice, racial equality, and advocating the civil liberties established by America’s founders. We aim for all our films appeal all Americans that believe in fairness, justice, and equality. The film genre for the Mason movie is a dramatic, historical biopic that offers audiences a missing piece of African American history. Bishop Mason was a leader who impacted American society in a powerful way, and was way ahead of his time by bringing cultures together and challenging the federal government to uphold the values of the Constitution of the United States. It is a true story arising from the history of World War I, and serves as a prelude to the Civil Rights Movement in America. Many of the foundational principles visible in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s-1970s are embodied in this historical drama about the life of Charles Harrison Mason and his challenges with the FBI during WWI.  This faith-based film is a beautiful portrayal the life story of a Christian African American minister. Its commercial message appeals to all audiences that advocate for American civil liberties. Bishop Mason’s story touches on all aspects of the First Amendment: freedom of religion/conscience, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom peaceable protest or redress of the government.

  • Elijah Hill
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    2 minutes 38 seconds
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    May 31, 2023
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    15,000,000 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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