Frequently Asked Questions

What does Alethea mean?

The Greek work alethea means truth; truth derived from effort and searching. Martin Heidegger revived the word and gave it the expanded meaning of “unconcealedness.”


Why would a secular film festival work with churches whose beliefs are so different?

We know this is unusual. We know this is not typical. We know film creates empathy within us. We work together because we believe this empathy drives change. Through in-depth stories that often go unheard or rarely experienced, we as individuals gain new perspective. Together, we use these new perspectives to see into other people’s lives and understand something deeper about them and therefore ourselves.

When is it?

The series kicked off in September 2018 and current plans are underway for 2020 events.

Where is it?

The Alethea project will span from New York to Colorado and Nebraska to Texas.


What types of churches are involved?

The Alethea Project is fit for large theologically conservative churches who welcome the opportunity to engage in challenging, fruitful conversations surrounding controversial cultural topics.

What films will be shown?

Potential film topics will include immigration, border issues, race in America, policing, climate change, sexuality/gender, and other cultural issues. Churches will have an opportunity to select and preview a film before choosing their film.

How can you help?

You can help with the Alethea Project by spreading the word. Tell your friends and family. Tell your coworkers. Tell the passerby on the street. The more people know about this project the better. If your church is a good candidate for the Alethea Project, or if you are interested in helping fund this project, please contact David Wilson at

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