HAGERSTOWN -- About 90 people attended a special screening Sunday night of a new documentary film that explores the body, mind and spirit connections of Seventh-day Adventists and how followers of the faith have enjoyed long life spans, among other benefits.
The special screening of "The Adventists" was shown at the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church on Robinwood Drive and the producer of the film appeared to take questions and to talk about the film.
Martin Doublmeier, founder of Journey Films, said before the screening that Seventh-day Adventists on average live seven to 10 years longer than other Americans and he explores in the film how followers of the faith blend religion, exercise and diet in their lives.
"We felt this was a perfect message to come to Americans with today," said Doublmeier, referring to the current national healthcare debate.
Seventh-day Adventist Church is an American-born religion that from its outset has focused on healthy lifestyles as part of its understanding of Scriptures, according to the Journey Films Web site.