Drama and TV

Like to know about any new films, TV or Drama with powerful  spiritual themes about God, humanity and foregiveness in action. Check out the trialers below.

Storyville – Praying for armgeddon

BBC Four via Iplayer

Praying for Armageddon is a political thriller that explores the power and influence of American Evangelical Christians as they aim to fulfil the Armageddon prophecy.

The film observes American believers as they prepare for what they call The Holy War and exposes the powerful megachurch pastors who call for the ‘final battle’ that they believe will trigger the Second Coming of Christ. Completed before the current crisis in Israel and Gaza, it also unveils how politicians driven by faith embrace the State of Israel as the key to their prophetic vision for the end of days.

Link to BBC Four Praying for Armageddon

The Hiding place- the story of Corrie Ten Boon

Youtube for free

In the midst of the Nazi occupation of Holland, an unassuming woman — the country’s first female watchmaker — had a secret: a hidden room where Jewish refugees could stay as they fled the dangerous regime. Corrie ten Boom and her family worked with the Dutch Resistance, and their home became known as “De Schuilplaats” or “The Hiding Place,” where hundreds of people found shelter in 1943 and 1944. Today, it’s estimated that ten Boom, her family, and other members of the ‘BeJe group’ saved the lives of 800 Jews and other refugees. Ten Boom’s father and sister both died while imprisoned by the Nazis, but despite it all, she never regretted what her family had done: “The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration,” she asserted, “but its donation.”

A new version adapted into a play is also available on Amazon for £4.99 or free to Amazon Prime subscribers The Hiding place trailer

Amazon Prime (subscription), Google Play (£3.49), Apple TV (£5.49)

“The essence of totalitarian government, and perhaps the nature of every bureaucracy, is to make functionaries and mere cogs in the administrative machinery out of men, and thus to dehumanize them. And one can debate long and profitably on the rule of Nobody, which is what the political form known as bureau-cracy truly is….we have become very much accustomed by modern psychology and sociology, not to speak of modern bureaucracy, to explaining away the responsibility of the doer for his deed in terms of this or that kind of determinism.”- Hannah Arendt: Eichmann in Jerusalem, Essay on the Banality of Evil). Much of film shows how normal people were turned in to such ” functionaries and mere cogs” and even today we see echoes of  ” the rule of Nobody” in both the Post office and Blood scandals.

ITVX (free streaming)

Based on a true crime story. It depicts the dangers of unhinged Fundamentalism and it s power to corrupt, but also the ease with which we can find ourselves subscribing to such views. Detective Jeb Pyre investigates the murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the Latter Day Saints religion.