Read to the end of the post to find out how you can win tickets!
Two movies are coming out very soon, and both champion the cause of the fatherless. The first is an award-winning documentary called STUCK . It is produced by Both Ends Burning and uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents navigating a rollercoaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system.
Stuck follows Tihun from Ethiopia, Nate from Vietnam, and Erickson and Therline from Haiti from orphanages in their native countries to their homes with families in the United States. Some stories are heartwarming, showing incredible examples of kids who blossom after joining their families, while others offer insight into the emotional and physical impact institutional life can have on these kids. The film asks how the global community can take care of children, safeguarding them from the very real dangers of child trafficking and corruption while also answering their need for loving homes.
This documentary began a tour of the US March 1st. I was excited to see that it’ll be in Boise Saturday April 6th. The tour has many other stops during March, April, and May. Here’s the itinerary so you can check to see if it’s coming to a city near you. Please also consider signing the petition to vote that every child should have a family.
The second movie that I’d like to tell you about is called CAMP. Inspired by true events, Camp tells the story of a businessman named Ken who agreed to be a camp counselor at a camp for foster kids. Ken is completely inexperienced working with any child, and ends up being assigned to the most troubled kid at camp. Over the course of camp, Ken’s heart is broken as he learns about Eli’s dark past. Eli slowly opens up to Ken as he starts to love Eli unconditionally. An unauthorized visit from Eli’s father to camp sends everything spiraling out of control. Now Ken must decide what he is willing to sacrifice so Eli will understand the meaning of unconditional love.
I was given a screener of this movie and found the story to be touching, well acted, and thought provoking. So many children in this world need an ally– it is the hope of the directors that this film will inspire people to open their hearts to forgotten children who need adults in their lives. Maybe there’s even a child near you? This movie is being shown in several locations across the country (including Meridian, ID beginning March 29th– hooray!) If you have the opportunity to see this movie, I hope you’ll consider it. Here’s the CAMP tour itinerary.
Finally, I’m offering two tickets to see the movie STUCK anywhere it is being shown. To enter the drawing, look at the tour page, find a showing near you, and comment below to tell me what you’ve found! For an additional entry, share this post on facebook or twitter and come back to tell me you’ve done so. I’ll pick a winner on Friday!