This program includes three short films which can be used as effective discussion starters or for personal reflection. Fullscreen The Bridge -- A dramatic parable on God's sacrifice of his Son. The Pump -- A man journeying through the desert has car trouble and decides to walk until he comes upon a ghost town. The Mouths of Babes -- This program consists of a series of questions to which very young children respond.
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U.S. Industrial Film Festival
Chicago Intercom Film Competition
Association of Media Educators in Religion - Dallas
Renaissance Film Festival - Boston
Information Film Producers Association - Los Angeles
Utah Short Film & Video Festival - Salt Lake City
Utah Short Film & Video Festival - Salt Lake City
Photographic Society of America Film Festival
Utah Short Film & Video Festival
CINE Golden Eagle
Catholic Audio-Visual Educators – Pittsburgh
American Film & Video Festival
Birmingham International Education Film Festival Human Relations
The Bridge -- A dramatic parable on God's sacrifice of His Son. A father is working on the controls of a railroad track to allow an approaching passenger train to cross safely over the bridge. He sees his young son coming toward him on the tracks. It is at this moment the father must decide whom to save — the train passengers or his son. This powerful film opens up in a unique way the meaning of God's sending His Son. An unusually effective discussion starter. 11 minutes
The Pump -- A man journeying through the desert has car trouble and decides to walk until he comes upon a ghost town. There he finds a pump with a note advising him not to drink the water in the bottle but rather to prime the pump, and he'll get plenty of water. What should he do? Gulp down the water in the bottle or trust the directions on the note? We learn of the decision he made when we later see the man face down in the sand, the discarded bottle nearby. This parabolic film has many Christian parallels, making it suitable for personal reflection or group discussion. 9 minutes
The Mouths of Babes -- This program consists of a series of questions to which very young children respond. Topics for the questions range from the nature of God to how to live. The children's responses are natural and sincere, often evoking laughter and delight from the audience. But this film should be seen as more than just entertainment. It should be used to help equip parents and teachers to listen and to teach by dealing with the issues underlying the children's answers. 5 minutes
This film shares one day in the life of a young child and his father. The father and son attend to the chores, plant seed in the vegetable garden, stroll and play together. Eventually the father sends the son back to the house so he can go to the nearby swing bridge and turn the railroad bridge so that an upcoming crowded passenger train can cross the river safely. A malfunction in the controls causes the man to have to hold the tracts together manually until the fast approaching passenger train crosses the river. Meanwhile, the mother sends the young boy to get the father as it is time for her to go to the hospital to deliver her second child. As the father holds the tracks together with an iron rod, he looks ahead and sees his son coming across the tracks in search of him. Behind him the viewer sees the passenger train speeding into view. It is at this moment the father must decide whom to save – the train passengers or his son. Because of the powerful emotional ending, the film should be previewed, and careful preparation should be made for discussion following the film.
Three short discussion-starters. The Bridge (11 min.) is a modern parable based on John 3:16. A father's job is to control a railroad bridge; just as he is about to send a roaring passenger train across the bridge, he sees his young son running towards him on the tracks. He must make a decision to sacrifice his son or the many passengers. The Pump (9 min.) is a parable on trust. Set in 1947 in a western desert, a lone driver must make certain life-or-death decisions. The Mouths of Babes (15 min.) features an unseen questioner asking several children questions about Christianity. Their straightforward answers are both funny and thought-provoking. A good value: Three short films that could be used, even by the same group, more than once.
I thought this was powerful. The message was gripping and spoke to my heart. This video shows a glimpse of God's love for His only begotten Son and His love for us all. Wonderful. I recommend this 100%.
The Brdge came on TBN one night and I watched it. It was shocking and awesome. It really makes you stop and recognize how much GOD loves us. It isn't just words but a deeply beautiful love that we are not worthy of having. I love the Lord and thank Him for allowing me the opportunity to see and appreciate his love.
If you were pushed into doing the right thing what would you do and how would it impact the rest of your life.