A new DVD about President Gordon B. Hinckley opens with images of Cove Fort, built in southern Utah out of volcanic rock by Ira Nathaniel Hinckley, grandfather of the man who would become 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The production then builds the story of what narrator Carole Mikita calls a "remarkable life."
Produced by KSL Television, "President Gordon B. Hinckley: Honoring the Life and Legacy of a Prophet" is a collection of historic photos and images, interviews with the prophet and his family, and footage from the 13 years he spent as president of the LDS Church.
President Hinckley retells several experiences that defined his faith, including the conviction he felt as a youth sitting in a priesthood meeting in the old 10th ward, and the letter he received from his father while a discouraged missionary in England, telling him to "forget himself and go to work."
The production is a life portrait of the prophet, from his early years as a student in the Great Depression to his call as an apostle and, eventually, as president of the church. It highlights the defining moments of President Hinckley's service as prophet, including his extensive world travel and his unprecedented interaction with media.
"President Gordon B. Hinckley" (2008) is distributed by Excel Entertainment.