“Soul Searching” documentary on work of ND sociologist to premiere at DeBartolo

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Soul Searching,a new documentary film on the spiritual and religious life of teenagers, will be shown for the first time at7 p.m.Wednesday (April 18) in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Centers Browning Cinema.

The hourlong film is based on seven years of ongoing research by Christian Smith, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame and director of the Center for the Study of Religion in Society.Smith collaborated with Michael and Timothy Eaton of Revelation Studios inSanta Barbara,Calif., to produce a video portrait of the lives of the American teenagers who were the subjects of his study.

Smith, who also is the author of a recent book,Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers,will attend the screening and lead a discussion afterwards.

The premier is a free but ticketed event sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion in Society.Tickets may be reserved by calling theDeBartoloCenters ticket office at 574-631-2800.

* Contact: * _Trish Snell, programs and research specialist at the Center for the Study of Religion in Society, at 574-631-2695 or psnell@nd.edu

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