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Inspirational DVD following the story of a woman's dream to become a mum, wrestling with the subject of fulfilment in God.
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'Paper Dream' DVD from Bridgestone (New Hope, The Letter Writer) opens with a delightful scene of young Chirsty Button revealing her dream of motherhood and family life to her primary school class. Standing before her class mates, with a picture of her idealised future of house, home, kids and a smiling summer sun, she says: “When I grow up I want to be mum, with a big house, a big porch and purple flowers. Someday I’m going to get married and I’m going to have lots and lots of kids. And we’ll all be happy, and that’s what I want to be.”
As the film develops, it’s clear that the little girl, now the grown up and married Christy Davis, feels a long way from those hopes early of childhood. “I’d love to have morning sickness,” she cries “I’d love to be woken up and feel little feet kicking inside me.” Christy wants a baby – but it’s proving not to be that easy.
“Have faith,” she’s told. “Nothing is impossible with God,” say well meaning Christian friends. But how can she believe this when God seems to be denying her the most fundamental of human needs and purposes – to give and nurture new life. Shaking her world and her faith, Christy asks: “Is God really enough?”
The movie is touching the hearts of women – and men, who know what it’s like to want children and to have their dream denied. Women who’ve lost children, been through the pain of abortion and struggled with infertility have found the movie a source of comfort, hope and reassurance. This movie is about healing, and about realising and recognising that God is in control and who God is: God is God and he is still holy.
Supported by the charity American Families Association, AFA claim that the Paper Dream movie is impacting on people’s lives: people struggling with loss, unfulfilled dreams, infertility or hiding the fact of abortion, 'Paper Dream' is a moving drama deals with these issues and more in relation to a personal faith in a God who cares.
Run Time: Approx. 40 Minutes. Language: English. DVD Region
Paper Dream DVD by Bridgestone Multimedia was published by Bridgestone Multimedia in February 2013 and is our 12973rd best seller. The ISBN for Paper Dream DVD is 095163885175.
Can this film be played in the UK please?
"Great Christian film, job well done! I know there are a LOT of women that can relate to this film and worth watching for those women for sure. This was me – The picture she drew at the beginning of what her dream was, I said out loud, that was me! God had other plans though. I’m so thankful a film like this was made. I believe it will help a lot of people struggling over this issue."
Christian cinema and Christian filmmakers continue to grow and mature in the quality of their film making and in the range of subject matter they’re prepared to take on. Recent Christian box office and DVD hits, ‘Fireproof’ and then ‘Courageous’ raised the bar on production values, while big success of 2012 ‘October Baby’ opened the door on the deeply personal and broadly social issues that faith based movies haven’t touched before.
It was quite a revolution when Christian movies moved from essentially religious themes into areas where faith found made a practical impact on real life relationships. Entering the area of contemporary social ethics – which October Baby and now Paper Dream unashamedly does, is a revolution of cosmic proportion. And this is where Christian film makers need to be a little cautious.
It’s all well and good to have a world view. No great art – literary, graphic, theatrical or cinematic was ever made without one. And it’s right that the authentic view of the artist should show through. But that’s ‘show through’, not ‘blast through’, the work. This is especially hard for Christians, who tend to think that all Christians think – or at least should think, like they do.
If you don’t believe me, try telling a Christian who votes politically that you vote for the opposite party line. See how understanding they are… or aren’t. With moral, or ethics based films, it can be hard for Christians to admit that these are an area for debate and discussion rather than simply taking a stand or issuing a ruling.
Because, even where there is an unambiguous stand to take, there is still a persuasive argument to be made. Fortunately, the makers of Paper Dream, dealing with the moral and ethical problems of infertility and its impact on people of faith, are prepared to debate the matter. The central character, Christy Davis, struggling with infertility, also finds that she is struggling not only with her faith but with her ‘faith full’ friends.
This is a movie for Christians fed up with trite answers to hard questions. It’s also a movie for women, men, couples and anyone affected by issues of infertility, unfulfilled dreams of parenthood and even abortion or the loss of a child. But most of all, it’s a mature piece of quality independent film making with a view it’s prepared to offer up for discussion. And it will spark discussion, so let’s not be afraid of holding a point of view, and even less afraid of testing our view in the real world. - Les Ellison
|Running Time||40 mins|
|Region||Region 0 (Region Free)|
|Author / Artist||Bridgestone Multimedia|
|Publisher||Bridgestone Multimedia (February 2013)|
|Page last updated||21st February 2018|