“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news.”

-Isa 52:7

The Photo-Drama of Creation, or Creation-Drama, was a four-part Christian film (eight hours in total) produced by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania under the direction of Charles Taze Russell, the founder of the Bible Student movement. The film presents God’s plan from the creation of the earth through to the end of the 1,000 years reign of Christ.

Production began in 1912, and the presentation was introduced to audiences in 1914. It was the first major screenplay to incorporate synchronized sound, moving film, and colour slides. Russell also published an accompanying book, Scenario of the Photo-Drama of Creation, in various languages.

It is about 8 hours in length and was presented in four parts. This presentation took the audience from the time of creation to the end of the Millennium. The presentation premiered in January 1914 in New York, and in the summer of 1914 in Germany. Over 9,000,000 people in North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia saw either the full Photo-Drama or an abbreviated version called the Eureka-Drama.

Shows that combined magic lantern slides and films were common at the time, but the addition of recorded speech was remarkable as it was years before this was common amongst movie produces. The magnitude of its distribution for a single religious production was particularly notable. At the time, the project’s full cost was estimated at about $300,000 (current value $7,330,000). Admission was free, and no collections were taken.

A completely new HD version of the Photo Drama of Creation is now available. Thousands of hours went into scanning, retouching and enhancing original material. What you will see is as close to 100% of the original quality that can be done with today’s technology.

Video Link https://www.youtube.com/photodramaofcreation

PDF Link   http://www.bibletoday.com/PhotoDrama.pdf

If you would like a FREE copy of the 4 DVD set of The Photo-Drama of Creation and the book “The Photo-Drama of Creation” email enquirybbi@gmail.com