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Friday, May 15, 2009

The Stoning of Soraya M.

I went to a Boston pre-screening for this powerful film.

Sitting next to me was my pal, movie reviewer Leticia Velasquez, so, please read her accurate review here.

I was deeply moved and affected by this film, just as I was by The Passion of the Christ. People openly wept in the theatre. 

Put it on your must-see list when it opens June 26th.

A few caveats: 

1) This is R-rated, and not a film for children or for impressionable younger teens. This is one of those that if you think you want your teens to view it, go view it first yourself as a parent, then decide.

2) While being promoted to many Christian markets, this is not about Christianity. In fact, the main characters are Muslims. Yet it is more than a film about them.  It's about humanity. And our inhumanity to one another because of sin. Therefore, there are many universal themes and moral lessons applicable to people of all faiths and ethnicities and cultures. 

3) You will want to make sure this one innocent woman, Soraya, did not die in vain.

4) You will want to pray deeply over this passage from John 8:7...
And [Jesus]... stood up and said to them, "Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her." 

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