LDS Church History Museum hosts ‘Freetown’ filmmakers May 19

1693373“Freetown” director Garrett Batty and screenwriter Melissa Leilani Larson will speak on “Inspirational Drama: Salvation in Microcosm” at the LDS Church History Museum on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

“Freetown” director Garrett Batty and screenwriter Melissa Leilani Larson will speak on “Inspirational Drama: Salvation in Microcosm” at the LDS Church History Museum on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

The 2015 movie is based on the true story of missionaries who travel across war-torn Liberia to save one of their own. The topic of Larson and Batty’s discussion will focus on how stories performed on stage and in film can entertain, educate and enlighten, according to a news release.

Batty is the director, writer and producer of several productions, including “The Saratov Approach.” Larson is a playwright and screenwriter who also writes for the Publications Division of the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The filmmakers’ presentation is part of the 2016 Evenings at the Museum series.

The lectures are free to the public, but seating is limited. For more information, visit history.lds.org/museum or call 801-240-3310.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.