Monday, October 20, 2014
Meet the Mormons--the film
In a brief 70 minutes the film focuses on 6 LDS individuals from around the world and their unique stories. Belief in God plays a large role in their lives, but mostly the stories are just about the people, their accomplishments and challenges. It did not feel heavy handed. It did not feel like an hour-long commercial. It felt like a glimpse into the window of other people's lives who just happen to be Mormon.
I wish I could tell you which story was my favorite of the 6, but they were all wonderful. I was very touched by the final story of the once struggling mom who sees her teenage son off on his mission, but I think everyone who sees the film will find some element of it with which they can identify. Why? Because it is about people and our similarities. When we focus on what we have in common, as opposed to our differences, everyone's a winner.
Whether you are LDS or not, have questions or not, I encourage you to see it. You will be uplifted and leave with a smile. There aren't many movies that can promise that--and all proceeds from the film go to the American Red Cross. (More on this here.)
Below is a link to the film's website, where you can watch the trailer, find a showing in your area, and listen to American Idol's David Archuleta sing the beautiful song, Glorious, which is highlighted at the end of the film.
Meet the Mormons Official Website
See it. It will touch your heart.