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Lost Boy: The Next Chapter Documentary Takes Prestigious Award at Film Festival of South Africa
Film Chronicling Life of Southern California Pastor and Evangelist Greg Laurie Continues to Garner Interest—and Awards—in the U.S. and Abroad
RIVERSIDE, Calif., November 11, 2009—One year after its release, Lost Boy: The Next Chapter is turning into the little film that could. The documentary, which chronicles the life of Southern California pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie, was awarded Best American Documentary (under 75 minutes) at the International Film Festival of South Africa last weekend. In addition, the film was recently selected as one of just ten films that were screened during the Outreach Film Festival in San Diego.
Lost Boy, The Next Chapter also received the Audience Favorite Best Documentary Award at the Riverside International Film Festival (Riverside, California) and the Best Documentary Award at the International Christian Film Festival. In addition, it has been screened at the Long Island International Film Festival and the International Film Festival of Ireland.
Originally created as the companion piece to Laurie's book, Lost Boy, the documentary film version offers viewers a chance to learn about his compelling life story: from Laurie's childhood raised by an alcoholic mother who was married and divorced seven times, to his decision to follow Jesus Christ on his high school campus, to his expansive 30-year public ministry, and finally, to the heartbreak of his eldest son's unexpected death in 2008.
Greg Laurie is the senior pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, one of the largest churches in the U.S. Laurie is also the founder and evangelist for Harvest Crusades, evangelistic outreach events that have drawn some 4 million people to stadiums and arenas around the world since 1990. Laurie serves on the boards of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse.