C. S. Lewis is no stranger to grief and loss. In C. S. Lewis through the Shadowlands, you will relive his journey during the days prior to and after the cancer-related death of his wife Joy. The documentary Through a Lens Darkly is a literary review of Lewis' most personal and reflective book, A Grief Observed.
Through a Lens Darkly - Loss comes in many forms: The grief over the death of a loved one, the devastation of a physical or mental impairment, the pain of divorce or separation, or the distress of job loss and foreclosure. The physical and emotional responses to grief can be as heart wrenching as the loss itself. So where does a person turn for answers and encouragement in a time of despair, doubt or fear?
Through a Lens Darkly: Grief, Loss and C.S. Lewis will uplift the soul with moving stories of individuals and families touched by significant loss who have begun their journey to recovery, and who share their thoughts on the timeless wisdom of C.S. Lewis's most personal and reflective book, A Grief Observed. This literary review offers real-life examples to help viewers begin to recognize and cope with the many emotions and seasons of their own grief and identify the best approaches to help others through the grieving process. Grief doesn't have to feel like fear anymore. Anyone facing personal devastation can find a path to healing and hope in this inspirational and informative film.
-Optional English Subtitles
-Discussion Guide in PDF
-Producers' comments on grief, loss and this film
-Behind the Scenes of Through a Lens Darkly
-"Praise God" music video by Josh and Katie Swift
-Additional helps for those ministering to others in grief
C. S. Lewis through the Shadowlands - He cried out, "Where is God when I really need him?" This film is about the agonizing spiritual crisis of C. S. Lewis when his wife died from cancer. The love, grief, pain, and sorrow were so shattering to Lewis that his basic Christian beliefs, magnificently communicated in his many books, were now called into serious doubt. Relive the journey of C. S. Lewis during the days prior to and after the cancer-related death of his wife Joy in this film that captures both heart and mind. You will be able to see his commitment to Christ despite severe trials. He picked up the pieces and moved out of the depressing "shadowlands," realizing that "real life has not even begun yet." Starring Joss Ackland and Claire Bloom. Winner of over a dozen prestigious awards including the International Emmy for Best Drama and two British Academy Awards. Includes 90-minute television version and 73-minute abridged version.
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