Monday, December 15, 2008

Volition

I read about this short film on Randy Alcorn's blog and after watching it absolutely had to recommend it. I had never heard of it before but it apparently was made on a low budget in 3 days back in August (you can't tell from watching it).

Here is the short synopsis:
"Volition" masterfully places its unnamed central character in the context of three of the greatest human rights violations in history: the holocaust, slavery, and abortion.

The film's synopsis explains its name: "Volition (n)- The act of making a choice. Sometimes the choice of inaction has consequences stronger than we could ever imagine. Throughout history, men have been faced with difficult choices in a world that makes it easy for them to conform. This film explores the hope that lies behind every decision made in the face of adversity; the hope that is buried in the heart of those that look beyond themselves and see something bigger worth fighting for."

You must watch it, it is definitely worth the 15 minutes. The video starts immediately when you click on the link: www.thedoorpost.com/hope/Volition/

Here is also a brief history of the video and it's makers if you are interested:

The film was produced by brothers Tim and Matthew Morgan, who created it when they were chosen as finalists for The Doorpost, an online short film competition. The brothers' ages are themselves an achievement: Tim Morgan, who directed the film, is only twenty-three years old, and his brother Matthew, who composed all the music, is twenty.

Tim shared with http://www.lifesitenews.com/ that although for most of his life he had always been “pro-life,” he had never given much thought to the issue until last year when he attended a massive prayer rally, “The Call.” “That’s when it really hit me, hit my heart,” he says, “that there is a need for just some sort of voice in the arts, in the entertainment world, in defense of these unborn babies.”

The Christian community, he says, "has kind of left the art world on the back burner. My vision would be them treating the art world, the film world, with the same sense of urgency as they’re treating, for instance, an overseas mission."

"This is an emergency for our culture, to be able to influence our film, our arts, the American pop culture in this way."

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves...defend the rights of the poor and needy" (Proverbs 31:8-9).


I was so provoked by this film, and the passion that these young men to live out the above verse.

2 comments:

Vanessa Marie Fernandez said...

Laura, this is so encouraging.
I was just able to see a screening of a short film with a strong message on abortion. It is only being shown where requested, but I would highly reccomend showing it wherever you can, and inviting many to see this amazing film.

you can check it out at:
http://www.22weeksthemovie.com

Praying for you and your baby!
Vanessa

Bob said...

I wish every child would have caring and loving parents; however, that isn't always the case! I wish there was some way to prevent unwanted pregnancies which lead to abortions.