Narnia was just the beginning...
Most of our contact with the Western world is through media, and the loudest voices seem to attack the foundations of Christianity. However, we have found yet another example of how powerful the truth is. We were just perusing the missionary-blogs website and came across a blog advertising a new movie coming out January 20th in America. The movie is called "End of the Spear" and is from the story of missionaries who worked with a tribe in Ecuador. We were so moved just by watching the 30 second trailer. The filming is beautiful, the music is reminiscent of Ennio Morricone's The Mission soundtrack, and the storyline (even from a non-missionary perspective) is powerful.
Narnia (a thinly veiled allegory of the Redemption of Christ) and The Passion of the Christ were two recent blockbusters that have brought Christ into the focus of the movie industry. Why the sudden interest? To watch a movie is to engage in a story, and the story of Christ is the story we were created to live.
End of the Spear is opening in theaters all over America on January 20th. It is produced by Every Tribe Entertainment which has already produced one movie based on Jim Elliott and the Auca tribe of South America (not to be confused with the Akha tribe of Southeast Asia). They are currently in pre-production of a new film called Chandra's Mirror. We encourage you to support this effort and to learn more about the heritage of Christian Missions.