Friday, April 10, 2015

Fourth World Parent's Guide & Movie Review

Throughout the movie, there is a focus on sex slavery, although only explicitly stated once. At the beginning of the movie a man sell’s his daughter as a prostitute to a gang leader. Laz says that most girls without a family will eventually sell themselves into prostitution.

Hudson is seen in bed talking with his wife. There is no kissing or nudity.

The opening scene describes in detail how drug lords run the slums and how dangerous the slums can be. Narrator (Rubelyn) lists off a number of weapons. During the narration, you see a slum leader run from police officers who have their guns out, pointing them at the man. The flash of gunshots are seen outside the home of the girl who is being sold followed by a sequence of police and gang members shooting at each other. Ruby’s dad is shot and falls. No blood is seen until later when he staggers around an alley. He looks at his hand after touching his wound on his back and it is covered in blood. There are sequences of gunfire throughout the movie.

After hearing of her father’s death, Rubelyn violently punches a mirror which breaks and cuts her hand. Plenty of blood is visible.

At the orphanage, a girl bullies Ruby and makes her sing for her food. She slams Ruby’s food down on the table and says “You call that singing?!” She is stopped by a worker at the orphanage.

Matches, one of the kids in the circus, is frequently experimenting with fireworks and executing pyrotechnics.

Ruby pulls a knife on Hud when he finds her after trying to run from him.

A boy is seen vomiting as another boy cries asking “will he be okay?”

The kids steal some food out of the open window of home. The Woman who lives there runs outside yelling at the kids and hitting Hud and the kids with her broom.

Genghis joins a gang. The leader says that if the filmmaker saw what Genghis was doing, he’d have to kill him. As Hud is spying on them there is a drive-by shooting.  Genghis’ brother dies from a gunshot. Blood is seen coming from his mouth. Later, Genghis says he wants to kill the men who killed his brother.

A gun is put to Ruby’s face when she is found on the street by the gang. One of the gangsters talks violently to Ruby after aggressively forcing her into a truck and taking her to a shipping yard. He tells her to “shut up!” Laz is interrogated and beaten. You see blood on his face and multiple hits with a metal rod. The gang leader asks if he’d die for Ruby. He says “yes.” Laz is seen being shot.

No profanity is used. There are violent words from some of the gang members but no cursing. Hud talks to Ruby about how he had no choice to leave her at the orphanage the first night. She gets angry and argues with him. She says “I’m not a stupid Americano.”

Drug use
The opening scene shows drug lords making deals, quietly passing their products to their customers. There are multiple circumstances where you see drugs in small plastic packages. Ruby's father sells her for drugs. Another scene shows Ruby’s father die from an overdose on drugs. A man is seen smoking a cigarette.

Other Serious Content
The orphanage Ruby is taken to has a very hostile atmosphere. Genghis tries to join a gang. There are multiple scenes that carry with them a higher level of suspense. Ruby recalls a conversation with her father deciding to sell her. He tells her that he has no money to provide for her and not to call him “Dad” anymore.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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2012 Support Update

Friday, May 20, 2011

Spring 2011 Update

Hannah's Family Updates

Hi all,
Just wanted to give you a bit of an update on Silas and the family. Angela says that they are doing well back in their village. The children are in school and enjoying it very much! Two of our Bring Me Hope friends went to visit them two weeks ago and took the children to the zoo! They had such a wonderful time! I really cannot wait to see them again! Hopefully this summer! Silas is so excited about Dr. Mindea coming to do his surgery. We are in contact with Stanford and the doctor to coordinate the upcoming surgery for Silas! What an amazing miracle, we are still in awe of it all.
I will keep you all informed as details start coming together for surgery in Beijing. If you would join us in prayer that would be wonderful.
1) For Dr. Mindea (That God would prepare his heart to be broken for the orphans and for him to be drawn to God).
2) For all the thousands of details to come in to place (hospital, equipment, flights, hotels, transportation, funding…etc)
3) For us to be a light to Dr. Mindea and the staff at Stanford as well as all those who we work with in China.
4) For Silas and his family, that their faith and love for the Lord would continue to grow!!!

Thank you ALL sooo much for the support and love you have shown to this family! And I will keep you updated as we hear more news!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010