Posts Tagged ‘Race Relations’

Faith Review – Gran Torino (2008)

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Walt is a retired Korean war veteran and a recent widower. His neighborhood has deteriorated, crime has spread, and Walt is caught in the middle of it, confronted with an Asian gang in the neighborhood. One of teenage boys, seeking initiation in the gang, tries to steel his prized 1972 Gran Torino. Walt thwarts the effort, but eventually comes to help the boy pursue a better path. In this faith review by Jonathan Davis, discussion questions are included, involving themes of forgiveness, reconciliation, race relations, and community.

 

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Faith Review – The Help (2011)

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The Help (2011) is a period drama, set in the still segregated society of the South in the 1960′s. The viewer will follow the story of two distinct classes of women — the privileged white ladies in control of domestic affairs and the black maids who work for them. In this faith review, a number of discussion questions are included to facilitate discussion around moral and theological themes.

 

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Faith Review – Grace Card

The Grace Card

It is difficult to see God’s grace at work during times of change and turmoil in our personal lives. In this independent film, Grace Card, you will discover how a police office, who is also a struggling pastor, is used by God to bring grace to his discouraged and weary partner. In addition to themes of grace and forgiveness, race relations are also explored. Included in this film review by Donna Fair are several questions for group discussion.

 

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The Visitor

The Visitor (2007)

How are we to treat our neighbors?  What does it mean to be community?  What does it mean to belong?  These are all questions that The Visitor can help groups consider.  Check out the review by clicking on the image!


The Princess and the Frog

Potential theological conversations with The Princess and the Frog can occur around the themes of temptation and the nature of evil.  The writer suggests that the film could also be used in a series of classes on the Lord’s Prayer when the group reaches “and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”