Drugs. Death penalty. Controversy. Why have we decided to be involved with a film about the Bali 9? Because this film is—almost—not about the Bali 9. It's about God. Here at Heritage we don't always sit down as a team and watch potential films together. But it was only 12 minutes long, so we dimmed the lights and put it on the big screen. And cried. There is no escaping the reality of this film. It really happened, and it feels as though you are there. But more than that, it
Andrew Matthews wrote The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story. He's a husband, father, teacher, writer, actor, filmmaker, coffee drinker and Christ follower, and he's passionate about stories that really matter. But who is he really? If there is something we love here at Movies Change People, it is a story within a story. And so often with the films we distribute there is a rich behind-the-scenes story. But then, isn’t there always when God is involved with a project? An
“Not all who wander are lost.” - J.R.R. Tolkien Next month we are releasing a film called Summer in the Forest. It’s a documentary about a prayerful, kindly Canadian man called Jean Vanier and the organisation he founded for people with intellectual disabilities (called L’Arche, meaning the ark,’ and pronounced ‘Larsh'). Something happened to me when I watched it: I relaxed. More than that: I let go. And somehow I became myself. That's pretty existential, and it's a big call.