It was in April that Create International produced a film for the Gond, a cultural group of around 12 million who for the most part live in rural areas of central India and are very poor. In the midst of a Hindu majority, there are a small group of committed followers of Jesus who worship God and long for His highest for their people. We had the privilege to work alongside some of these believers to produce a movie that they can use to share the gospel. It’s called Freedom from Torment, and has just recently been completed and delivered to our partners.
The project was filmed with help from students on the School of Frontier Media. It tells the story of a poor man whose son is tormented by demonic attacks. Overwhelmed, he sends his son away and drowns his sorrows in alcohol.
The story was inspired by real-life experiences of Gond believers
As grief and depression threaten to consume him, he comes to see that he has made a terrible error, and embarks on a journey to bring his son home. As he does, his family comes to know the power of a God who loves, heals and restores.
The story was inspired by real-life experiences of Gond believers. The heart of the movie is that people would hear the gospel in a way that utilizes their own language, customs and people. We wanted to make a movie which would invite the Gond into a community of believers who love each other and worship Jesus in a culturally familiar way.
Now that it is finished, the movie will be distributed amongst the Gond, and to anyone with a vision to reach out to this people group. We have strong hopes that God will use the movie to touch the many hearts of many, and to call the Gond into a relationship of healing and salvation with their creator.
To view Freedom from Torment, visit our distribution website, www.indigitube.tv. You can also watch the movie's trailer and a behind-the-scenes film of our outreach on our Projects page.