I’ve never reviewed a movie on my blog before. This fact seems a bit odd since my blog has developed into a hodgepodge of theology, practical ministry, marriage & parenting, humor, book reviews and random other topics of unrelated origin. Combine my unfocused posting with my love of movies and it’s a bit surprising that I’ve never reviewed a single movie over the last 18 months.
Light in the Darkness deserves to be the first. This documentary produced by ProChurch can truthfully be called a short film coming in at just over 30 minutes. Yet how the team at ProChurch was able to pack in so many fascinating stories and compelling shots will remain a mystery to me. The cinematography is breathtaking! I’ve personally traveled to India and have been overwhelmed by the sights, sounds, smells of the exotic subcontinent. Yet more than its beauty, the production team was able to capture the sense of chaotic spiritual energy that seems to permeate India. While watching this film I felt like I had traveled back to this very foreign destination.
The film follows a man named Das. Das is a Christian in a world of Hindus. This man’s journey typifies the typical life of a believer in India and allows us to vicariously see India through his native eyes. We are able to seem him at home, at work, interacting with friends and speaking of his dedication to Jesus Christ. Connected to Das we meet others who are on their own spiritual journeys including a Sadhu (holy man) who appears to be utterly confused about his faith and eternal destination. Each of the characters I met while watching this movie told their stories with passion and heart. Several times I had to remind myself that this is not a Hollywood drama, that these are real people with real stories.
If you like movies you will want to get a copy of this dramatic work. If you are interested in foreign missions you will want to see how the Light of Christ is able to penetrate even the darkest of places. If you are a Christian you will want to connect with your brothers and sisters who are living out our common faith under persecution.
I highly recommend this movie for congregational viewing, family movie night, small group discussion or personal home viewing. Get a copy today!
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