Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The End of The Spear

Just finished this movie today. It wansn't too bad. I pretty much knew the story of the Elliots and all those folks. Still, it was beautiful at moments to be reminded of it.

I tell you, it was interesting that the "evil" that this tribe had to overcome was this whole "fear of others" that continually led them to "pre-emptive warfare". Interesting that that was the key piece to how the Good News intersected their culture.

5 comments:

Israel said...

I just watched this recently too.

Israel said...

I enjoyed the lack of preachiness in the movie and a presentation of a loving gospel that teaches us not to kill each other. It was well done, I thought.

dg said...

ryan, didn't you read 'confessions of an economic hitman'? i remember john perkins had some interesting things to say about that missions group...
i haven't seen the movie, but i was just curious about any thoughts you might have after reading that book and watching that movie.

Ryan Lee Sharp said...

Yes, it was interesting to consider their whole connection with Shell. It is but lightly touched on in the movie. I'm sure they painted a kind version of the story, one without the brutal effects of white Westerners to Indigenous cultures.

Jon said...

I saw it when it originally came out. I had very similar thoughts on it.