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Movies selection n°4

Mbolo light of the world! May the LORD give you discernment and enlarge the space of your tent. In this week, receive precise guidance from the HOLY SPIRIT. Rejoice, your LORD is good at all times. He will surprise you.

I don't watch Christian movies exclusively, but I do watch movies that edify me. Some films are commercially labeled "Christian" but unfortunately do not conform to the message and values of the Kingdom. I like films and series whose theme, message, script, and images teach me, encourage me, inspire me, and are in line with my values. At home, there are plenty of DVDs. Personally and through my association Partage Ton Rhema, I regularly offer Christian filmography.

Madam Geeta Rani (Raatchasi)

" The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity." (Proverbs 11:3, NIV)

🙂 It's a secular film, both funny and uplifting. It could be seen by all generations!

Mrs. Geeta Rani, a lieutenant colonel in the Indian army, is the new director of a public school in rural India. A woman of integrity, calm, and wisdom. She is determined to make this school one of the best. In front of her are those who are adept at cheating and mediocrity: teachers, private school owners, civil servants, and politicians. The film is a simple reminder that sometimes change only awaits us: our commitment, our integrity, our punctuality, our benevolence, our determination, and our love of others.


" Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,

but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy." (Proverbs 28:13, NIV)

A Mount Zion Faith Ministries. production 🙂 This film is treasure in a clay pot. We laugh a lot during the film's opening scenes, but as we move on, we reflect.

Magdalene and Edward have just married. Just after their wedding, Edward realizes that his wife is not the person he thought she was. She has lied about almost everything: her age, her hair, her character, the color of her eyes, her family and her previous relationships. Magdalene is torn between listening to her mother, who thinks nothing of her son-in-law, and rebuilding her marriage on solid foundations. She comes to understand that mercy is for the one who confesses and forsakes, not for the one who merely confesses. The film is a humorous reminder that you can't build a lasting relationship on lies.

Emmett Till

" Praise be to the GOD and FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Father of compassion and the GOD of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from GOD. " (2 Corinthiens 1:3-4, NIV)

Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley (née Mamie Elizabeth Carthan (1921 - 2003) is a young Christian widow, raising alone her only fourteen-year-old son, Emmett Louis Till (1941-1955). She is the only black woman working for the US Air Force in Chicago.

August 1955, Emmet goes on vacation to his uncle and cousins in rural Money, Mississippi. Emmett has a speech impediment caused by polio. To help him overcome his stammer, his mother has taught him to whistle. In a store, he deposits money in the co-manager's hand, instead of leaving the coins on the counter as was expected of African-Americans in this segregated Southern state. On his way out, addressing his cousins, he whistled, but his whistle was interpreted as a provocation and an attempt to flirt with Carolyn Bryant, the white co-manager. She lied, telling her husband and brother-in-law that the teenager had behaved inappropriately towards her.

Two days later, Emmett Till's naked body is discovered floating in the Tallahatchie waters, a cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. His face is so disfigured it's hard to recognize him. To raise consciousness, his mother decided to leave her son's coffin open so that it could be photographed by a journalist and the world would understand the horror of racial violence, and the absurdity of racism and segregation. She knew her son was just another victim. The film is secular, but Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley (1921 - 2003) was a Christian.

Mamie was already fighting racism in her daily life. In the wake of her son's murder, she courageously became more involved in the civil rights movement. She joined the NAACP, the leading African-American advocacy organization, demanding greater social justice and access to education for the black community. One hundred days after Emmett Till's assassination, the notorious Rosa Parks sat in the front of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and refused to get up. In 1988, the Reverend Jesse Jackson asserted that Rosa Parks "had thought of going to sit at the back of the bus. But then she thought of Emmett Till and couldn't bring herself to do it." Martin Luther King Jr. mentioned the Emmett Till story several times. He delivered his most famous speech, "I Have a Dream", on the anniversary of Emmett Till's assassination at the March on Washington in 1963.

The film recalls and salutes the commitment of a woman who refused to let grief extinguish her faith and commitment. A woman who chose to share her consolation with others. She once said: "GOD said to me 'I took one of yours, but I'll give you back thousands'. This film is not a trial of white people. As I wrote in the previous article, we owe the abolition of slavery and segregation to the commitment of thousands of people of all races and social classes. Contrary to what some ignorant people would like us to believe, it's not just blacks and afro-descendants who fought and are still fighting today against racial discrimination.

🙂 I hope you enjoyed this selection. See you next time! Until then, I say, don't let circumstances discourage you.

** Mbolo = Good morning in bulu (Cameroun)


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