Documentary '1040' on Christianity in Asia Premiers in Hollywood

Mar 09, 2010 11:02 AM EST

An unprecedented Christian documentary on Christianity in Asia is scheduled to premiere at the 2010 City of the Angels Film Festival this Friday in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Produced by Adventures TV in conjunction with Arowana Films, 1040 explores Christianity in the present Asia through the eyes of both Christians and non-Christians. Chinese-American minister and artist Jaeson Ma tours across China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia, filming the dramatic changes taking place through observations, interviews with top Christian ministers, Asian celebrities, artists, and entrepreneurs.

In an interview recorded, Mike Bickle, famed pastor and Founder and President of International House of Prayer (IHOP), calls what’s happening in Asia right now “The greatest move of God in human history.”

According to the statement released today, the film features well known prominent Christian leaders and missiologists such as Mike Bickle, Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission, Steve Douglas, President of Campus Crusade for Christ, Cindy Jacobs of Generals International, Dr. David Wang from Asian Outreach International, and other major Christian leaders.

Hip hop legend and minister MC Hammer, who is also featured in this film, stated, "The world is looking at Asia at this historical moment. With its economic rise, there is also a powerful spiritual movement that is spreading and transforming entire cultures."

In addition, Asian artists like Van Ness Wu, Jin the MC, and Sean from "Jinusean" are a few of the Asian celebrity figures who provide insight into the role of Christianity in the entertainment industry and how it is impacting popular culture and changing the lives of artists, celebrities and fans.

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"With interviews and never-before-heard stories, 1040 sheds light on the incredible changes taking in Asia today," stated Ma, according to the statement. "The phenomenon it documents is profoundly significant to people of all backgrounds."

1040 refers to the area known as the "10/40 Window", a region between 10 degrees and 40 degrees north latitude that spans from North Africa to East Asia, where Christianity is currently spreading and reaching areas that in the past were predominantly Buddhist or Muslim.