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Power in the Blood

1h 16m Documentary, Music 1989

Power in the Blood documents country gospel singer and preacher Vernon Oxford’s journey from his home in Franklin, Tennessee to Belfast on a mission to bring the healing power of Jesus back to Northern Ireland.

John T. Davis follows Vernon into drinking dens, mission halls and the Prison Officers social club at the Maze Prison, where he speaks to the experience of many people, but particularly the Protestant working class people of faith. Power in the Blood draws parallels between their religious beliefs and practices and those found in the American South, at the same time observing them with candour and sympathy.


John T. Davis




United Kingdom