Joseph Smith Movie to Reach a Wider Audience Online

  • Monday, March 28, 2011

A new version of the Joseph Smith movie, which debuted at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City, is now going to a wider audience, including both members and nonmembers, online.

A revised version of the full-length film Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration is now available online at mormonchannel.org/Joseph. It is the first time the Church has made a full-length film available online. It is also available as a free download in various formats, including HD.

The original 2005 version depicts events in the life of Joseph Smith that help explain the Church's belief in modern prophets and Joseph Smith's role in restoring the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth.

The new version stays true to that original purpose but uses reedited footage from the original film as well as some new footage to create a product that is more understandable for the wider Internet audience. About 40 percent of the film is new material.

Read more about the new release on Newsroom.