Facing Darkness, the new documentary about Samaritan’s Purse’s daring and existence-conserving perform throughout the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia, is coming to a theater in close proximity to you this Thursday (March 30, 2017) — for a person evening only!
This true tale of religion gives audiences an inside of glimpse at how the lethal sickness ravaged a community of Liberians and the help staff who fought to conserve them. Arthur Rasco, a senior producer at Samaritan’s Purse and director of Facing Darkness, remembers the epidemic and working on the documentary like it was yesterday.
“Samaritan’s Purse had been participating in the Ebola outbreak in 2014,” Rasco recollects. “We had been supplied some movie footage back again from Liberia in 2014 from individuals on the floor that have been sending us some shots and movie clips. We have been having ready to deliver a larger movie workforce out. Then, the unthinkable transpired. A single of our have physicians, Dr. Kent Brantly, turned contaminated with Ebola. Not only that, an additional missionary, Nancy Writebol, also turned contaminated with Ebola.”
“So that threw us into a tailspin,” he claims. “We have been able to get equally of them to the US and to see their subsequent cure, evacuation, and then, praise the Lord, survival.”
It was a couple months afterwards, in 2015, when Samaritan’s Purse President and CEO Franklin Graham felt led to share their tale in a documentary.
“Graham claimed, ‘Let’s do a extensive-kind tale in which we can give God the glory and make this be a testimony of God’s goodness and His faithfulness,'” Rasco claims. “And so we put with each other this aspect-length documentary identified as Facing Darkness that would give glory to God for the outstanding factors that transpired.”
Requested what he hopes audiences will takeaway soon after looking at Facing Darkness, Rasco claimed:
“It’s about struggling with challenging circumstances. How can we be courageous ample, courageous ample? How can we facial area these challenging instances in our lives? If we glimpse at the way Dr. Brantly approached the challenge of selecting compassion about panic, we can see selecting to really like your neighbor as your self, selecting to, in this case, treat clients as they are.”
“We want this movie to be an inspiration to a new generation of missionaries, to go close to the globe to share the really like of Christ and to inspire a new army of Dr. Kent Brantly’s as it have been.”
Check out the official movie trailer for Facing Darkness: