I was telling you in this post about missing out on grocery shopping because we realized that we had a movie out that needed to get back. That movie was this one:
This movie did not make the movie theatres here in Canada, well, at least not the ones in my city. And what a shame. It's an incredible story of love, understanding and walking in total forgiveness to the point it changes a peoples and turns around to become a blessing in your life, too. It's the true story of the 5 missionaries who had such a heart for people who had never been contacted that they didn't let the violent history of the tribe deter them from trying to reach these people for God. And when they landed on the sandstrip of the river in the tribes territory they lost their lives. But the miracle of the story comes in the form of what their families did after their deaths. I won't tell you the rest of the story. A lot of you probably know it already. It's well known in Christian circles. But to see it walked out before your eyes on screen is very profound. A lot of the movie is shown from the eyes of the main Wadouni tribesman whom the story is about. It is a violent movie, not so much absolute gore, but violent as they deal with exactly how violent these tribes as a people were. I let my teens watch the movie. It was great for them to see the love of God in action. But for younger children, you might want to preview the show for yourself first. And you might have to explain to younger ones too about the dress of these tribes, or the lack of it.
End of the Spear is not a "preachy" movie but does clearly tell the gospel story in a way the tribe could understand. And it does have a lot of subtitles. When the tribespeople are conversing they are speaking in the Wadouni language. And if you have a widescreen T.V. that can zoom in so that the widescreen format fills your screen a little more, you might want to just leave zoom off. That way you will not spend 3/4 of the movie going "What'd they say?", "I'm confused!" , "What's happening?", & "I don't get it". And thinking to yourself , "Geez, they sure are using a lot of Wadouni words to say the 3 words that are printed in the subtitles." Ya, just giving you a "head's up" about that. Umm, not that that happened to us. No, I'm just thinking, like maybe that could possibly happen you know, half the subtitles cut off 'cause the zoom is on. Ya, just thinking. And out of the goodness of my heart, I just thought I'd pass that on. Ya, ahem.