The Sonscreen film festival turned six this year, with the three-day festival opening on Thursday, April 10 and closing with an awards ceremony on Saturday, April 12. From around the country, students traveled to Sonscreen's host location: the Adventist Media Productions Studio in Simi Valley, California. A number of Adventist Universities such as Southern Adventist University (SAU), Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU), and Pacific Union College (PUC) were represented at the event.
“When one in five Americans say the sun revolves around the earth, theres something wrong,” says Michael Tyler. On a Powerpoint slide the words “American stupidity” appear in bright red letters. A series of Michael Moore ambush-interview style video clips appear on the jumbotrons exposing grown Americans as they incorrectly fumble through the simplest of questions on civics and geography.
On first thought, the idea of a “Holy Spirit Car-wash” may have a crude and unsettling aftertaste to it. But could this concept actually generate an open and receptive audience at La Sierra University or would it be dismissed as a distasteful manifestation of drive-through culture mentality gone overboard?
I was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1986. I spent most of my summers traveling to countries like India and Malaysia where I learned a lot about my own cultural heritage. In the summer of 2000, I moved to Southern California where I began to attend high school at Loma Linda Academy (LLA). I graduated from LLA in 2004 and I am currently a junior at La Sierra University (LSU) majoring in Philosophy and Cultural Studies. I am currently writing for *The Criterion*, La Sierra's student news magazine.