While not a topic we discuss on here all that often, Christian music is BIG business and while it is being hit hard in the sales department like every other genre, it still has a huge following. The documentary “I Saw The Light” from Noisey follows a group of young folks heading to the Creation Music Festival this past summer in Pennsylvania.
I Saw the Light is documentary film about the trip, following a youth group on their adventure from the outskirts of Baltimore to the middle of Pennsylvania—or as folks in the area like to call it, God’s Country. The 35-minute piece—which also inspired an article for VICE’s music issue—is produced by VICE’s Chloe Campion and hosted by Noisey’s editor-in-chief, Eric Sundermann. Through conversations with Grammy-winning pop duo for KING & COUNTRY and rapper Andy Mineo—along with speakers from the 50,000+ attended festival—the documentary takes a thoughtful look at the world of Christian music, belief, growing up, and Jesus Christ. To quote a character in the film, we’re “not going to call this the Christian Woodstock, but… it’s the Christian Woodstock.”
Check out the documentary here.