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  LDS Animator Honored, Video Released
Mormon animator Don Bluth was credited with starting the animation industry in Ireland in a Dublin Irish Times article as his latest work hit video stores. The Irish Times looked at Bluth as part of a review of Ireland's animation industry. The fifth Irish Animation Festival started in Dublin this week.

  Card's 'Sarah' Comes From Love of Subject, Not Money
LDS Author, Orson Scott Card will hold several book signings for his new book, Sarah: Women of Genesis. "Women of Genesis is the first of three planned novels historically depicting biblical women. Sarah, who was married to Abraham, is a caring, complex,faithful and sometimes confused character that Card said he created for himself and not just commercial success. She will be the first in the biblical series followed by Rebekah (wife of Isaac) and Rachel and Leah (wives of Jacob).

  Mountain Meadows Massacre Documentary Featured At Film Festival
A film festival held in St George, Utah Saturday featured a documentary on the Mountain Meadows Massacre made by a local film professor and relative of then LDS Church President Brigham Young. Eric Young, professor of film at Dixie College and a descendant of Brigham Young's brother, said he made the film with the aim of clearing Brigham Young of responsibility for the massacre, but was unable to find the evidence to do so.

  Mormon Books On National Bestseller Lists
Its not unusual for books by or about Mormons to hit the bestseller lists in the U.S. Four such titles are currently on a number of bestseller lists, and several others have hit the lists during the past year. With this message, Mormon News is launching a periodic look at which titles by Mormons or about Mormons and their history are currently on various bestseller lists.

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