DVD Review: The Grandfathers

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About the DVD:
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.

My Review:
I don’t normally watch any kind of documentaries. They are just BORING to me. But, something called out to me when I had the chance to review this DVD and so I took it. I was VERY pleased the results of viewing this DVD. It’s very informative and VERY moving. The one thing I didn’t like about the DVD, however, is that it’s a 3rd in a 3 part series. I missed out on a lot without knowing what happened in the first 2 parts.

If you are looking for a DVD that is informative and filled with God’s love and unending grace and mercy, then this is the DVD for you. Filled with murder, healing, redemption and forgiveness, you won’t know what hit you as this documentary moves the viewer. My recommendation, though? Watch the first two. I am going to go back and watch the first 2 parts along with this one and get a better understanding about the people of the Tribe and feel more of the moving emotion that hits you. A DVD worth 4 stars, hands down!

Purchase:
*This DVD was provided for review by The B&B Media Group*

28 May, 2011
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