Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Stoning of Soraya M

The Stoning of Soraya M, a film based on the true-life story of a woman who was unjustly accused of adultery in her Middle East village and violently killed. Stars Shohreh Aghdashloo, the Academy-Award nominated actress of The House of Sand and Fog and Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ), is expanding to theaters across the country this weekend. I will caution you that the film is a brutally honest portrayal of the persecution of women who cannot fight for themselves in many Islamic countries.

Steve McEveety, who produced the film, says he made the movie because he is "pro-woman, pro-freedom, and pro-life." In a letter to audiences, he writes, "Some will argue that the violence in this picture is too much, but I would argue that if I didn't show this brutality, it would be a disservice to the women who have fallen victim... When you see this film, you will help bear witness to one woman's legacy and help save others from experiencing such atrocities."

Monday, July 6, 2009

A Journey Home

I came across this in an AFA (American Family Association) email and I thought I'd check it out. I started watching and wasn't sure if I would continue, it didn't seem like my thing... and 45 minutes!

After the first couple minutes I was hooked, it drew me in! I found it fascinating... a hard life, but a loving and worthy life. To give up a life that you had known and move your family to begin a new and unfamiliar life. What courage! It is worth watching.

A 45-minute inspirational movie.

"Winner of the Jubilee Award for Best Documentary at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, A Journey Home tells the story of the extraordinary path traveled by Tommy Waller, his wife Sherri, and their 11 children."