Some suggested up-to-date films for retreats with soldiers are
as follows. Please check with your local TASC and get a copy of the
films that are in the Army Library.
Ride a Turquoise Pony - Presents the Native American
approach to religious issues and presents an elderly women coping
with her own approaching death.
The "turquoise pony" is the Indian
symbol for God.
The Hangman - Tells in poetic and visual form the story of
a Hangman unjustly killing others because no one protests his
presence. The hearer of the poem becomes the final victim.
Though I Walk Through The Valley - Tells the true story of
the last days in the life of a man suffering from cancer.
members of his immediate family share what their faith in Christ
meant to them during the ordeal.
The Day God Died - Stars Carroll O'Connor (of Archie Bunker
A college community goes through a ceremony proclaiming the
death of God, but then discovers that, by rejecting God, they have
Crutchfield's ministry through dance. He is a gifted dancer who has
done amazing work with the handicapped, the elderly, and the
retarded. The film also talks about the differences in conception of
ministry between Doug and his father.
Bonhoeffer: A Life of Change - Is a documentary about the
life and ministry of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a brilliant German
theologian who opposed Hitler and was executed for his part in an
This film probably will be best received by
senior high youths.
The above mentioned films range in length from fifteen minutes
to thirty minutes. Try to obtain them through your Army library film
service or through religious audio-visual services on your post. If
you are not successful, the following film suppliers may be of help
g. Chariots of Fire. This Oscar winning film deals with the
competition between Eric Liddell and Harold Abraham in the 1924
Olympics. Eric Liddell was running for the glory of God, and Harold
Abraham was running to win acceptance into English society.