Today, I wanted to share an exceptionally powerful film called,
from the director of The Saratov Approach and the producer of Saints and Soldiers
Caught in the middle of a brutal civil war, six Liberian missionaries in Monrovia flee the widespread violence of their native country. Their destination: Freetown, Sierra Leone. With the help of local Church leader Phillip Abubakar (Henry Adofo), the missionaries make the difficult journey only to have their troubles compounded by a rebel fighter bent on killing one of their own. Based on true events, Freetown is a thrilling and inspiring story of hope and survival.
Behind the scenes
Shooting in Africa
Rated PG-13 for thematic situations involving violence.
Subtitles in Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
All regions. Running time: 113 minutes
About Go Films:
Since its creation in 2002, Go Films has been the driving force behind the award-winning films Saints and Soldiers, Outlaw Trail, and Forever Strong. Co-founders Adam Abel and Ryan Little strive to create engaging entertainment. Based out of Utah, their projects benefit from the diverse scenery and the reputation their productions have established.
In my opinion:
Freetown was a powerful and well done film that you must watch. In a way it reminded me of Hotel Rwanda. It was inspirational and entertaining. Although, it was slow in some parts, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I highly enjoyed it and can't imagine what it must have been like to serve a mission in fear. However, I felt that the missionaries were protected. At times they were scared but they had faith to keep going. I especially liked their church leader, Phillip Abubakar who truly showed obedience by driving the six missionaries to Sierra Leone. It wasn't easy to get there but through all of the challenges, they moved forward with faith and hope. Freetown was truly an inspiring true story of hope and survival.
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