This week, as I continue my search to catch creative activists in the act of doing good, I checked in with filmmaker Peter Rodger to discuss his new documentary Oh My God. Like so many people I meet, Rodger embodies exactly what it means to be a creative activist. A term I use quite often, creative activists are people who use art and media to raise awareness and ignite positive change in the world around them. Rodgers has done just that. He traveled to 23 countries over the course of three years and interviewed people from all walks of life including celebrities and religious leaders to the common man and school children, trying to find an answer to the timeless question: "What is God?"
Frustrated by our society's "childish, schoolyard mentality" on religion, Rodger sought to ignite a discussion of what God means to people and why this all-mighty being has caused people to behave the way they do. His film, hitting theaters Friday, November 13th, is the result of all that he learned about religion and its role in our world.
What YOU can do:
- Continue to ask questions and keep the discussion of God and religion alive
- Encourage and promote tolerance through understanding
- Check out a screening near you