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Religious America; LIGHTHOUSE IN LOLETA

09/18/1973

1999 MAPC Preservation Master


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Series
Religious America
Program
LIGHTHOUSE IN LOLETA
Program Number

104

Series Description

Series of documentaries about various religions in America - an intimate view of the spiritual experience as discovered by people from all over the United States. Series release date: 1974

Program Description

Description from WGBH press release of the day: “ Welcome to the Lighthouse Ranch commune, in northern California – a place of ‘spiritual outreach’ – a Christian commune where 120 young people live and work. They’ve got five acres of farmland, an assortment of farm animals and some ingenious ways of supporting themselves. There’s an advertising shopper called the Tricity Advertiser, a donut shop that also sells door-to-door, and the ‘belt ministry’ which makes belts on the ranch and wholesales them all over the country. In Lighthouse in Loleta you get a real feeling for their daily life – their eating together, praying together, singing together – as well as an understanding of what brought various members of the commune there, and what their experiences have been. You’re closest to Sarah, a young woman who describes – radiantly, articulately, beautifully – what’s happened to her since she came to the commune. You see a growing closeness between Nancy and David, two young members who fall in love, and producer Philip Garvin was lucky enough to get their beautiful, tender, marriage announcement on film.”

Filmed at the Lighthouse Ranch Commune in Loleta, a town on the northern coast of California.

Series Description: Series of documentaries about various religions in America - an intimate view of the spiritual experience as discovered by people from all over the United States.

Duration

00:30:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Religion
Citation
Chicago: “Religious America; LIGHTHOUSE IN LOLETA,” 09/18/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5DA38063192443A5B14DA557C6A00AF2.
MLA: “Religious America; LIGHTHOUSE IN LOLETA.” 09/18/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5DA38063192443A5B14DA557C6A00AF2>.
APA: Religious America; LIGHTHOUSE IN LOLETA. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5DA38063192443A5B14DA557C6A00AF2
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