A young man, deep in the Amazon jungle, searches for his identity while living with the primitive tribe that murdered his grandfather. The Grandfathers is a motion-graphics documentary by writer/director Jim Hanon and producer Mart Green.
It completes the inspiring trilogy that began with Beyond the Gates of Splendor and was followed by End of the Spear. Jesse Saint struggles to find his place in a world dominated by the memory of a famous grandfather he never knew and a heroic father he cannot understand. Years spent among the Waodani and his friendship with the three men who took part in his grandfather’s murder teach him the healing power of dignity, respect and forgiveness. In the heart of the jungle, Jesse must confront his family’s past as he determines his own future.
This documentary is a moving tribute to a young man’s quest for significance and purpose – and his remarkable impact on the three tribal elders who, unwittingly, are on a quest of their own.
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It has been a while since I have viewed the movie, The End Of The Spear, but it was highly impacting on me. I have been a reader of Elizabeth Elliot for a long time, and have always been encouraged by her journey as a Christian woman. I clearly remember learning about the deaths of her husband, Jim, Nate Saint and three other missionaries in the jungles of Ecudor as a student in my high school Bible class. So I was very excited to view the journey of Jesse Saint (Nate Saint's grandson) in The Grandfathers.
The PG-13 rated, 54 minute documentary will take you on a journey that impacts generations today after the tragic deaths of five missionaries all those years ago. The Grandfathers is a look into the life of missionary work and touches on themes such as finding your place in the world, forgiveness and generational life lessons being taught.
I highly recommend this DVD and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase The Grandfather's on DVD here, on the official website.
***I received a complimentary copy of this DVD, courtesy of The B and B Media Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***