"Sermon on the Mound" by Eliot Rausch

Dallas, Faith, and the Human Condition

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Today, we introduce short film maker Eliot Rausch and his short film, “Sermon on the Mound”. His work is intense and difficult at times to watch.

This short film was inspired by a conversation between Darren Rouanzoin and Eliot Rausch that resulted in a 36 hours of shooting through the parts of Los Angeles tourists from Dallas never see. The images of the poor, of violence, and life are woven together with a monologue from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. The Sermon on the Mount can be read in its entirety Matthew 5, 6 and 7. We reference Wikipedia for those who wish to understand its significance.

We highly recommend viewing this short film in conjunction with this review of Eliot

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