The Preacher & The Rabbi

The moral and spiritual partnership of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired their own cultural and racial communities and others to advocate for access, equity, and social justice in America. Many view the serendipity of their collaboration as providential. Their story offers a powerful and meaningful road sign as America travels a divided highway regarding issues of race.

  • Craig Rothman
    Co-Executive Producer
  • William H. Smith, Ed.D.
    Co-Executive Producer
  • William H. Smith, Ed.D.
    Producer
  • Masud Olufani
    Narrator
  • Susannah Heschel, Ph.D.
    Story Commentator
  • Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
    Story Commentator
  • William H. Smith, Ed.D.
    Writer
  • Nick Papps
    Editor
  • Nick Papps
    Videographer
  • Lance Hidy
    Graphics
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television
  • Genres:
    documentary, history, social justice, race amity
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    27,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • World Channel
    Distributor
    Rights: Free TV
  • NETA (National Educational Television Association)
    Rights: Free TV
Director