Sunday, March 27, 2011

DVD Review: The Grandfathers

Brief Description from DVD Cover:

A young man searches for his identity while living among the tribe that murdered his grandfather.  The Grandfathers is a motion-graphics film by writer/director Jim Hanon and produces Mart Green.  It is the last film in the trilogy that included the documentary Beyond the Gates of Splendor and the feature film End of the SpearThe Grandfathers is the story of Jesse Saint's quest for significance and wholeness in a world inspired by Nate Saint, the grandfather he never knew and shaped by a father he struggled to understand.  Only after living deep in the Amazon jungle and befriending the men who murdered his grandfather, does Jesse find a greater meaning and purpose for his life.

This is quite a  movie!  I enjoyed how there were graphics splattered throughout the film, they tended to lighten the mood a bit!  I have not watched the first two DVD's but did not feel as though I was lost in the middle of a story, this DVD can stand on its own.

Throughout the film Jesse tells his story switching from the short graphic blips to himself and scenes from the Amazon.  As I watched I was nothing short of amazed by how this family was so incredibly forgiving that they could live in the jungle with the very people who had murdered their father/grandfather, and then invite them into their home in the United States!  Throughout the film you learn quite a bit about the Waodani people, their past, and what they are facing in the future as generational gaps become more apparent.

One of my favorite moments in the film was when the college students came for a visit and were having a conversation while sitting at the fire, I'm not going to reveal any more than that it was quite charming to see the reactions of the students as the Waodani answered their questions!

I thoroughly enjoyed this film and highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in missionaries, or tribes of the Amazon!  This is a Christian film and while it does speak of murder it is done so in a way that would not be disturbing to younger children.

**I received a complimentary copy of this DVD in exchange for review from B & B Media Group


1 comment:

  1. I saw End of the Spear and have read many of Elizabeth Elliot's books. It just shows how much good can come of forgiving someone. I think also knowing that the person who was murdered would want you to forgive helps.


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