Dec. 1, 2011 | WMU News
The public event, dubbed "Kzoo-a-lujah," runs from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Kiva Room at WMU's Faunce Student Services Building. Talen will begin by delivering a sermon about alternatives to holiday consumerism and recognition of the struggles of citizens and consumers in a globalized world.
Following the talk, there will be a screening of "What Would Jesus Buy?" a 2007 documentary produced by Morgan Spurlock and directed by VanAlkamade. The film examines the commercialization of Christmas, while also delving into some of the economic and cultural effects of mass consumerism and big business in America. The 90-minute documentary is shown in English and is rated PG for thematic material and mildly offensive language.
The evening will conclude with a question-and-answer session with Talen and VanAlkamade.