Rev. Billy Graham ni we wegukanye umudali w’umuntu wasohoye Films zahinduye ubuzima bwa benshi!

Rev. Billy Graham n’umuryango we w’ivugabutumwa Billy Graham Evangelistic Association yagenewe igihembo HOPE MEDALLION kubera uruhare yagize ku isi yose mu kuyobora igikorwa cyo gukora film zahinduye ubuzima bwa benshi.

Iki gikorwa cyiswe “ubwitange bukomeye ku butumwa bwiza” (unswerving commitment to the gospel message), cyateguwe n’umuryango ushinzwe film za Yesu ‘The JESUS Film Project’. Kuri ubu rero ngo uyu mudali uzakirwa n’umukobwa wa Billy Graham, Gigi mu izina rya se kuri uyu wa Gatandatu mu mujyi wa Asheville, N.C.

Dr. Erick Schenkel, umuyobozi mukuru w’umuryango The JESUS Film Project yatangarije The Christian Post ati "Mr. Graham amaze igihe kirekire aha agaciro imbaraga ibitangazamakuru bitandukanye byagize ku bantu no ku muco, ari uburyo bw’itumanaho ndetse n’uburyo bwo guhindura imyumvire, cyangwa se mu magambo make guhindura imitima n’imitekerereze.”

Yakomeje agira ati “Iyo yakoreshaga microphone ngo arangurure ijwi
rye abwira abari muri stade, ryavunjaga ubwoko bwose bw’ibitangazamakuru byashoboraga gukoreshwa mu ivugabutumwa byaba ibyandika, amaradiyo, TV n’amafoto kuko byahitaga binyura kuri satellite na Internet bikagera ku isi yose."

Graham ni we watangije ivugabutumwa binyuze muri film, ubwo abantu bari bamaze kurambirwa n’amafoto. Yashyize ahagaragara film yise "Mr. Texas" mu w’1951, hashize umwaka 1 ashinga studio yise World Wide Pictures yakoreraga mu muryango w’ivugabutumwa Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Uhereye ubwo, Graham yasohoye anakwirakwiza films zisaga 130 akoresheje WWP.

Film za Graham zahinduwe mu ndimi nyinshi, zirebwa n’abantu basaga miliyoni 250 ku isi yose. Ubushakashatsi bwagaragaje ko byibura abantu basaga miliyoni 2 babonye ibisubizo byabo by’umwuka muri films ze zerekaniwe muri stades, mu nsengero, muri salles, mu mashuri no mu ngo kuri za Tvs cyangwa videos.

M’ Ukwakira 1989, Graham yahawe igihembo cyiswe The 1,900th Hollywood Walk of Fame star.