Currently on Screen

The Gift is a short film about end-of-life experience. Produced by the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada, The Gift is designed for use in church congregations and can be found online along with print resources to oppose legalization of euthanasia. The six-minute video centres on psychologist and educator John Samarah’s experience of the loss of his wife in a five-month battle with cancer, with commentary from palliative care physician Catherine McNally. 

Mennonite World Conference’s website is a hub for videos by Anabaptist organizations. The online library links to videos from MWC assemblies, MWC stories of service and sharing from members around the world, denominational YouTube or Vimeo channels, and teaching videos on the history and theology of Anabaptism.

Hope, a documentary on the shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pa., explores the impact on the perpetrator’s mother. Director Zachary Roberts, brother to the shooter, says, “The question of ‘why’ will be forever unanswered,” but “the display of forgiveness and support from the surrounding Amish community…created a context in which the families were able to heal together.” The producers turned to crowdfunding for the full-length feature film, due in 2014.

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