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Bonhoeffer film wins Wilbur Award

Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace, a film from Fortress Press, won this year's Wilbur Award for Best Television Film from the Religion Communicators Council.

The movie is the true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German university professor with a doctorate in theology, a Lutheran pastor, a participant in the early ecumenical movement, a writer and a central figure in the Protestant church struggle against Nazism. He helped with plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler, which led to his arrest, imprisonment and death by hanging at the Flossenburg concentration camp in 1945. He was 39.

The movie was featured on PBS and has also won the Nymphe d'Or for best TV film at the International Television Festival in Monte Carlo and the One Future Prize 2000 at Filmfest Munich.


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