Mission Center: Mission Leadership

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War Dance
Video - 2007
Three children living in a displacement in Northern Uganda compete in their country's national music and dance festival.
Slumdog Millionaire
Video - 2008
Portrayal of life in the slums of India.
Beyond Borders
Video - 2003
With Angelina Jolie. Romance set in the world of International Aid work in Africa.
Romero
Video - 1989
With Raul Julia. This is a must see movie which documents the life of the Catholic Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero.
Rabbit Proof Fence
Video - 2002
In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Les Miserables
Video - 1998
This movie is worth seeing just for the one scene where the old priest gives back the silver that Jean Valjean stole from him. A classic movie everyone must see.
Le Chambon
Video - 1994
Set in a small French village, a true story of how this community risked annihilation to rescue 5,000 Jewish children. A great book and a good movie.
Hotel Rwanda
Video - 2004
With Don Cheadle. The true story of faith, hope and courage set in the events of the tragic civil war in Rwanda.
Crash
Video - 2004
With Sandra Bullock and Don Cheadle. A powerful R rated movie exploring issues of race and prejudice in America. Definitely not for young people.
City of Joy
Video - 1993
With Patrick Swayze; set in the slums of Calcutta.
Blood Diamonds
Video - 2006
With Leonardo DiCaprio; filmed around the events of the civil war in Sierra Leone, this is a realistic protrayal of the horrors of civil war and the ethical issues surrounding blood diamonds.
Reconciling History in Black and White
Video - 2007
Bill Moyers Journal: This interview with Dr. James Cone sheds light on the lingering presence of hatred and terror in our national counsciousness. Cone, a Union Theological Seminary professor and author talks to Bill Moyer about the meaning of the noose, the lynching tree and other emblems of cruelty.
The Mission
Video - 1986
A film with Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons; still well worth watching to ponder questions of mission and colonialism.
Inn of the Sixth Happiness
Video
Based on the true story of Gladys Aylward. A classic 1958 film with Ingrid Bergman. A romanticized story but fun to watch.
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
Video - 1991
Missionaries in the Brazilian rainforest face cultural and missiological challenges. A film with Tom Berenger, John Lighgow, Daryl Hannah and Aidan Quinn.
Creature Comforts
Video
"Claymation" shorts from the makers of Wallace and Gromit provides a fun jumping off point for discussion on cross cultural communications.
Gandhi
Video - 1982
A film with Ben Kingsley, a must see film. Gandhi was not a Christian but spoke often about Christianity. He is quoted as saying: "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." When asked if he was a Hindu, he said: "Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew."

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