Ballou documentary: not Universalist, still hopeful

I got a notice “over the transom” about Ballou, A Documentary Film. That’s Ballou Senior High School here in Washington, D.C. and not one of the famous Universalists. In particular, the film is about the effect the school’s band makes to its students, who live in some of D.C.’s most troubled neighborhoods.

It starts screenings this month here in town. Or you can see the band next year in the Rose Bowl Parade. (Congratulations to the band.) Also, there are film trailers at the site.

(There is a Universalist connection. The school was named for Frank Ballou, a D.C. schools superintendent who was a member of Universalist National Memorial Church and the famous Universalist family.)

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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